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Seriously: Snoring May Put You at Greater Risk of Being in a Car Accident

Plenty of research studies have indicated what puts you at higher risk for being involved in a serious car accident in Miami or elsewhere but the newest academic exploration believes that being a heavy snorer could tie you to greater accident risk.

If you have recently been injured in a Miami car accident, you should consult with a knowledgeable Miami car accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Certainly, being tired can have a significant impact on your ability to stay awake and alert behind the wheel but it turns out that snoring can also influence your likelihood of being in an accident and potentially injuring yourself or others.

One in every 50 individuals suffers from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome but many individuals don't even know the problem since they might not have any memory of their broken breathing or the sleep depriving snoring that is the foundation of this syndrome.

Heavy snorers can actually be a danger to others on the road because these people may be up to six times more likely to be involved in a serious car crash. The research out of St. James University hospital in the UK suggests that many people suffering from this syndrome may not even know that they are a danger on the roads.

One of the best ways to decrease your chances of being involved in a serious car accident is to get plenty of sleep. If you suffer from this syndrome, however, you may not even realize that your sleep is being disrupted and that you're being woken up multiple times per night.

You may feel fatigued or drowsy every morning even after appearing to have had plenty of rest. Consulting with your physician if you suspect that you may have this syndrome is a good next step to take.

What to Do If You've Been Involved in an Accident

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in Miami that you believe to be the fault of another individual who was distracted, drunk or drowsy behind the wheel, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.

Far too many accident victims fail to reach out to an attorney because they do not realize that they may be entitled to this essential support. You should never minimize the possible impact that car accident injuries can have on your life.

In fact, some individuals may never fully recover from the impact of a car accident and may require significant treatment such as surgery in order to address the medical complications associated with the car crash.

Getting medical help immediately after the accident is the best way to understand any potential diagnoses you may have as a result of the crash and may be your only way to lay out a foundation for a personal injury claim in Florida.

You should also consider gathering evidence for a potential personal injury claim, even if you are not yet sure that you intend to file one. Often, some of the strongest evidence supporting your claim is something you need to keep an eye on immediately after the accident.

For example, take pictures of the scene of the accident and what happened to your car. Taking pictures of your injuries, too, could be helpful.

Once you've been treated for those injuries, ask your doctor about the turnaround process for medical records. You may need these to speak with your injury lawyer and to initiate a claim, so it's good to know how long you can anticipate waiting for them.

Contact An Expert Florida Car Accident Attorney

Consulting with an attorney is strongly recommended as many Miami personal injury attorneys will offer a free consultation to evaluate the legal facts of your case and recommend next steps for you to take.

When choosing an attorney, make sure you select a law firm that has experience representing car accident victims. There can be complex medical and accident related issues associated with the preparation of your claim so it is better to get the peace of mind and confidence of working with a law firm you can count on.

Do not hesitate to reach out to the offices of an experienced Miami personal injury attorney to learn more.

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