Most Dangerous Days of the Year
Practice Extra Caution on These Days Says Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Not all days are the same. Everyone has good days and bad days. But did you know that some days of the year are actually more dangerous than others? More accidents occur on certain days of the year and there are statistics to prove it. Statistically, the five most dangerous days in the United States are:
- The Second Monday in March
On the second Sunday of March every year, which falls on the 12th day of the month this year, everyone advances their clocks by one hour to take advantage of the longer spring and summer days. But this gain in one hour comes at the expense of normal sunrise time. The result is that everyone is sleep deprived on the following day, the second Monday of the month and the first working day of the week. On this and the following days of the week, the number of work-related accidents rise dramatically, as well as the number of serious heart attack incidents.
- The First Day of July
This is the day when hospitals across the United States are flooded with the latest batch of interns. But letting so many would-be doctors to practice their newly learned skills on hospitalized patients on the same day of the year doesn’t seem to be a good idea. New interns being what they are, they make their first big contribution to the nation’s health care system by adding 1,500 to 2,750 additional deaths on this and the following days, according to a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School.
- Christmas Day
For most Americans, Christmas is the time to drop everything and be merry with family and friends. But this is also the day when more of us die of ‘natural causes’ than on any other day of the year. The reasons that have been given include physical exertion, increased stress, unhealthy foods, and increased use of the fireplace. In the case of the latter, the fumes from a fireplace can cause cardiovascular problems, leading to heart attacks. To make matters worse, most of the doctors and nurse are also on holiday like everyone else.
- New Year’s Eve
While revelers eat, drink and dance until midnight to welcome the New Year, they give scant attention to the fact that this is the day when they are most likely to get killed for just walking in the streets. The biggest culprits are drunk driving and drunk walking. When there are so many drunk people in the streets, an accident is just one misstep away. More people are killed while walking down the street on New Year’s Eve than on any other day of the year.
- Every Wednesday
No one really knows why, but more Americans commit suicide on Wednesday than on any other day of the week. The best explanation researchers have managed to come up with to explain this phenomenon is that the weekend is still days away on both sides, which can really sink an already-depressed person’s morale. Studies have shown that if those thinking of ending their life would just postpone their decision for a day or two, they likely wouldn’t do it.
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