Daylight Saving Time arrives on Sunday, which means it is time to spring forward and set clocks an hour ahead. Although more daylight is welcome after a dreary winter, a new study shows that Daylight Saving Time may cause more motor vehicle accidents. Due to the time transition, many individuals fail to get the recommended amount of rest, which may lead to drowsy driving on Monday morning. If drivers engage in this type of driving and get into a car accident, any parties involved may incur personal injuries or even fatalities. According to multiple studies, a reduction in cognitive abilities due to sleep deprivation may cause drivers to make poor decisions when traveling on the road.
The chance of a heart attack or stroke occurring increases because of the time change and may result in a serious car accident. If a driver goes into cardiac arrest while driving to work, the driver may lose control of the vehicle and cause a significant crash, which may leave others in danger of injuries or potential fatalities. One study states that a ten percent increase in heart attacks follows Daylight Saving Time while the possibility of a stroke grows by about eight percent in the two days following the time change.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To schedule a free consultation, contact our Philadelphia car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC at 215-569-8488 or contact us online. Our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.