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Top 6 Wrongful Death Statistics You Should Know



Top 6 Wrongful Death Statistics You Should Know

Top 6 Wrongful Death Statistics You Should Know

There is an intangible level of heartache and loss in every wrongful death. By examining the aspects of a wrongful-death case that are able to be quantified, we can gain a better understanding on the causes and effects of these accidents, in order to prevent them from happening again.

Here are six powerful statistics about wrongful deaths that you should consider, regardless of whether or not you have been involved in a wrongful-death case. These statistics will hopefully shed some light on the tragic events that have occurred and how they can be prevented.

1. According to the CDC, There Were 45343 Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2005 – The Leading Cause of Unintentional Accident Death.

It’s not surprising that motor vehicle deaths account for a significant portion of all unintentional accidents.

In California, the compensation that can be awarded to living family members for wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident is approximately $500,000. Working with a wrongful-death attorney is important.

2. Every Year, 98,000 Americans Are Killed by Preventable Medical Mistakes (Including 7,000 Deaths Due to Medication Errors).

According to Forbes “In 2012, more than $3 billion in medical malpractice payouts was spent, with an average of one payout every 43 minutes.” This statistic, along the ones mentioned above, shows how prevalent medical malpractice wrongful deaths are.

It is therefore important that medical malpractice be taken as seriously as possible each time, to avoid careless medical staff from making the same mistakes again on others.

3. 60 % of All Falls-Related Deaths Involve People Over 75 Years Old.

It is not surprising that most deaths resulting from slips and falls in America and California are elderly people. Any surgery or injury that is inflicted upon an elderly individual can quickly turn into a dangerous situation.

It is therefore important to consider who will be taking care of elderly family members and whether they are self-sufficient. These considerations can lead to the well-being and safety of your loved one, instead of another unfortunate wrongful death.

4. According to the u.s. Department of Labor, Workplace Accidents Caused 5,840 Deaths in 2006.

The workplace can be dangerous for everyone, from construction workers to office staff. A wrongful death lawsuit could happen in a blink of an eye. Safety protocol is important for this reason. It may be worth bringing this to the attention of your manager if this protocol does not exist at your workplace. This could save a person’s life.

5. In 2017, There Were 169,936 Deaths That Were Not Intentional.

It may seem that this number is not very high considering the sheer number of Americans. If you take into account that there are on average only 16 shark attacks per year and two shark-related deaths, then you would have to multiply the number of shark attacks each year by more than 10,000 to make it equal. The fear of being attacked by sharks is greater than the fear of getting into a fatal accident or slipping on the job.

6. Accidental Injury Was the 4th Leading Cause in America of Death in 2014.

Imagine how many ways you can die, from cancer to old-age. Think about how the fourth leading cause of death is an accident in America. It’s shocking to think that people are rarely concerned about this type of death. It is therefore important to remember these statistics to avoid ever forgetting how grave a wrongful demise can be.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Pete car accident attorney. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.

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