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Injured? You should still see a doctor even if it’s too costly

Every year, thousands of individuals all across the state of Georgia are injured due to the negligence of others.

People suffer injuries from slip and falls in retail stores or parking lots. Others are injured at the hands of a doctor or other medical professional. Many more suffer serious bodily harm from an auto accident collision.

Car accidents more likely after Daylight Saving Time

Feeling tired lately? If so, you're probably not alone. The annual spring tradition of setting our clocks one hour forward to mark Daylight Saving Time has many Americans reaching for an extra cup of coffee or hitting the snooze button in recent weeks. While some will remember Daylight Saving Time as a way to combat the energy crisis of the 1970s, it could be illuminating another hazard in our lives today.

New research shows that car accidents spike in the weeks following Daylight Saving Time. While the hour in time is made up when we set our clocks back in the fall, the economic costs of a car accident continue to tick upward. From 2002 to 2011, Daylight Saving Time's lost hour was to blame for 30 driving deaths and $275 million in damages annually, according to a study published by the American Economic Association.

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