According to a recent article in USAToday, the risk of being in an auto accident increases 6% on the Monday and Tuesday after daylight saving time goes into effect. Researchers have also noted an increase in workplace accidents during this time.
Most people lose almost an hour of sleep because of the change, leading to what one researcher calls “Sleepy Monday.” Numerous studies have shown that a lack of sleep can have effects including decreased concentration and coordination, and a decrease in perception and reaction times. These factors can lead to serious accidents on the road or at work.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone who was sleep-deprived, contact Stark & Stark to discuss your legal rights.