A number of studies have concluded daylight saving time costs you more than an hour of sleep, with spring the most dangerous. When you set your clocks ahead, you are more likely to suffer a heart attack or car accident. Fortunately, those numbers drop in the fall when we gain that hour.
Regardless of whether the cause of an auto accident is sleep deprivation over daylight saving time, road fatigue, distracted driving or any other cause, being involved in an accident is scary. A lot can happen in an instant and what you do right after can make or break any legal case you may have.
Auto accident checklist
A car accident often involves physical and mental injuries that range from minor to severe, property damage, medical bills and even lost wages if you miss work due to the incident. If you are involved in an accident, here are a few things you should do right away:
- First and foremost, make sure everyone is alright.
- Call for medical help.
- Write down everything you remember leading up to and after the accident.
- Get names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
- Don't sign any papers, agree to anything or admit guilt before speaking with an attorney.
Connecting with an attorney experienced with auto accident claims will give you peace of mind. Your attorney will take care of communicating with the insurance company and negotiations to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will also make sure medical bills are paid and property damage replaced or repaired.