With most of America now on Daylight Savings Time, people have begun to adjust to the change in the schedule. Unfortunately, the “spring forward” every March is not just a simple inconvenience, but a real problem that leads to sleep deprivation and, with it, an increased rate of motor vehicle accidents. But how can a lack of sleep lead to more accidents on the road?
If you have been involved in a car accident of any type, you may be shocked and concerned about what to do. Fortunately, there are a few important steps you can take to protect yourself, and give yourself the best possible chances in any legal proceedings related to your accident. Here are five things you should do after any car accident:
While it is good to be dedicated to your job, it can become a problem if you start to suffer from exhaustion. Fatigue from overwork or a lack of sleep has been cited as a factor in as much as twenty percent of all motor vehicle accidents, and is also a major contributor to on-the-job accidents. Here are five reasons exhaustion is so often seen in accidents, whether at work, on the road, or elsewhere:
Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities, with around 3,000 people every year dying as a result. While it has declined slightly over the last ten years, distracted driving still accounts for about 8% of all traffic accidents. But what exactly is distracted driving, and what makes it so dangerous? Continue reading “The Dangers of Distracted Driving”
Truck accidents are among the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents on the road. Even those who survive truck accidents often find themselves with substantially more severe injuries than victims of other motor vehicle accidents, and suffer more long-term health problems as a result. Here are five major reasons truck accidents are so deadly: Continue reading “Five Reasons Truck Accidents Are So Deadly”
A motor vehicle accident can result in substantial harm, both to your body and your bank account. Even a minor accident can mean thousands of dollars in medical bills and repair costs, not to mention legal expenses. But there are some potential costs that people do not take into account when dealing with motor vehicle accidents. Here are five of those potential hidden costs to be aware of: Continue reading “Five Hidden Costs of Motor Vehicle Accidents”