While unintentional injuries were deemed the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, many of these injuries could have been prevented and unfortunately occurred due to another person’s negligence.
Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and provided by the Ohio State University Medical Center indicated unintentional injuries were the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 35. Shockingly, 65 percent of all injury-related fatalities were classified as “unintentional.” Among the top causes of injury deaths were motor vehicle accidents (41.8 percent), falls (14.8 percent), and poisoning (13.9 percent). Suffocation was the top cause of unintentional injury deaths among infants.
While the statistics above represent deaths resultant of unintentional injuries, obviously not all injuries are life threatening. Whether you suffered injuries upon encountering an angry dog, becoming involved in a motor vehicle crash, or on the job, if your wounds were caused due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one had been injured or killed due to someone else’s carelessness, seeking out legal assistance from a wrongful death lawyer may help you recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, future wages as well as pain and suffering.
For assistance finding a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience litigating the claims of accident victims and their families, please feel free to call (866) 598-1315.
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