973-574-1200 FREE CONSULTATION Se Habla Español 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK: 973-574-1200 Your Biggest Accident Could Be Your Choice Of Attorney! The Corradino & Papa team is officially back in the office full time. We will continue to follow social distancing guidelines and measures to ensure the safety of our clients and our employees.We would like to thank the frontline workers for keeping our community safe during this time.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS GET BETTER AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST!
Free Safe Consultation Via Computer TechnologyClick Here
Enter To Win
A 50" TVClick Here
Drowsy Driving Sometimes Flies Under the Radar

Drowsy Driving Sometimes Flies Under the Radar

There is no shortage of causes for auto accidents, but one culprit that sometimes doesn’t receive the spotlight it should is drowsy driving.

According to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, 60 percent of drivers admitted to having driven while drowsy; 37 percent said they had nodded off while driving. The actual numbers are likely higher. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports that roughly 6,000 fatal vehicular accidents each year can be attributed to drowsy driving.

The NSF states that driving after having been awake for 18 straight hours produces effects equivalent to someone with a .05 blood alcohol concentration. After 24 hours, it equates to a .10 BAC (legal intoxication is .08 in most instances). The results are slower reaction time, lack of awareness of one’s surroundings, impaired judgment, and skewed decision making. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Frequent yawning, no clear memory of the last few miles driven, and being snapped to attention by the rumble strip are clear signs of drowsy driving. The only antidote to drowsiness is sleep. If you’re drowsy, don’t get behind the wheel. If drowsiness creeps up on you as you drive, pull over at a safe place and take a 20-minute catnap.

For DUI cases, there are tests that can determine alcohol/drug impairment. Cell phone records can help prove distracted driving. However, there isn’t a clear-cut standard of measure to quantify drowsy driving, which makes these cases more complex.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, contact Corradino & Papa, LLC. We can help you attain rightful compensation.

Call Us 973.574.1200


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
JACK V. CORRADINO, ROBERT C. PAPA, JR., JOSEPH A. DEFURIA, TIMOTHY J. FONSECA, AND FRANCIS J. SWEENEY III ARE ALL CERTIFIED BY THE SUPREME COURT AS CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEYS. Corradino & Papa, LLC is located in Clifton, NJ and serves clients in and around Newark, Irvington, Harrison, East Orange, Orange, Belleville, Hillside, Maplewood, South Orange, Kearny, West Orange, Elizabeth, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, North Arlington, Vauxhall, Union, Montclair, Millburn, Lyndhurst, Nutley, Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County and Union County. See All Locations CAttorney Advertising. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision. The information you obtain in this website is not, nor is it intended to be legal advice. You should contact an attorney for individual advice regarding your situation. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. No aspect of this advertising has been approved by the supreme court. Here are the criteria for the various awards we’ve won: Disclaimer : Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances Copyright© 2020 All Right Reserved