Asleep at the Wheel Accidents


It may not get as much press as drunk or distracted driving, but being fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel is incredibly dangerous: statistically, driving after being awake for 24 hours is as dangerous as driving drunk. If you were injured by a negligent driver who fell asleep at the wheel, you have legal rights that need to be protected. The Connecticut auto accident attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC stand up for victims.

Building a case for the compensation you need after an asleep at the wheel accident requires thorough investigation. That’s why you need to contact us right away for answers about your legal options.


Motorists have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles safely, and that includes the decision whether to get behind the wheel in the first place. If you haven’t had enough sleep to stay awake and alert until you reach your destination, you shouldn’t be driving.

We understand how important it is to take fatigued driving seriously, because we understand that an accident can seriously affect your life. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel often drift into the oncoming lane, potentially causing deadly head-on collisions — and the injuries sustained can be even more serious because a fatigued driver may not hit the brakes before impact.


When you come to us after an accident caused by a fatigued driver, we’ll listen to your story and launch our own investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. We know the telltale signs of an asleep-at-the-wheel accident, such as gaps in the driver’s story that may indicate he or she was not fully conscious, or a lack of skid marks showing that the brakes were not engaged. Our legal team will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and while we’re often able to settle out of court, we’ll be prepared to go to trial as well.

Throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed while clearing space for you to focus on healing. One of the first things we do is tell the insurance company that they can send all further inquiries to our firm; that way, we can protect your interests. We’ll put in the effort to guide your claim toward a positive outcome because we understand it’s not just a case, it’s your life.

If you were injured in a crash caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, you need to contact us right away to secure evidence and take action before important legal deadlines expire. Contact us to schedule your free, confidential consultation with a Connecticut car accident lawyer.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness, you need to take immediate action so we can start our investigation. It’s not just a legal matter; it’s about helping you rebuild your life.

We have a proven track record of success. Other lawyers refer their cases to us because we have the experience and resources to resolve these complex matters.

It’s important that you contact us right away, before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our office is centrally located in Watertown and we offer legal counsel to victims and their families throughout Connecticut. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a free consultation.