In the United States, we change the time twice a year, and there is growing evidence that messing with Father Time might not be a good idea.
Daylight Savings Time has ushered in a catchy phrase: “fall back in fall and spring forward in spring.” The primary reason we push our clocks back an hour on the first Sunday in November is for the safety of our kids. Instead of walking or riding the bus in the darkness before dawn, the hour push back provides our kids a safer way for commuting to school in some semblance of daylight.
However, changing the clock twice a year appears to be connected to a series of negative consequences, such as an increase in strokes, suicides, and heart attacks. Another likely adverse side effect of Daylight Savings Time is an increase in auto and workplace accidents. This is especially true in the spring when we lose an hour of sleep.
According to a recent study released by Current Biology, car accidents in the United States increased by six percent during the first week following the transition to Daylight Savings Time. Other statistics demonstrate Daylight Savings Time increases the likelihood of a workplace accident. If you suffered an injury or injuries because of a Daylight Savings Time Accident, you have to know when to call a lawyer.
In fact, if you were injured because of an auto or workplace accident at any point during the year, you should call the experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan. Since 1988, we have helped our clients recover more than $15 billion in personal injury cases. Our team of highly-rated workers’ comp lawyers fights for the right of our clients to receive compensation for a workplace accident.
Whether it is the first Sunday in November or a Wednesday afternoon in mid-July, act with a sense of urgency by scheduling a free case evaluation with Morgan & Morgan.