May 2, 2022

Are Car Accidents Among the Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.?

Around the globe, according to the World Health Organization, the following five issues caused the most deaths in 2019:

  1. Ischaemic heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  4. Lower respiratory infection
  5. Neonatal conditions

In the United States, the top five causes of death differ from the global deadly incidents. In 2020, the top five causes of death in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. COVID-19
  4. Accidents
  5. Stroke

How to Minimize Death Risk

, Are Car Accidents Among the Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.?, Germany Law Firm PLLCThere are things that you can do to minimize the risk of death from some disease developments like heart disease or cancer. Still, even if you eat right, get enough sleep, take your vitamins and exercise, you could still get sick and die from a disease condition. 

In the United States, the CDC reports that unintentional injury incidents are number four the most commonly cited reason for death. Unintentional injuries are those injury accidents that take place with no predetermined objective. Car accidents are among the most devastating unintentional injury events and regularly result in injuries that can be catastrophic and deadly.

Annually, there are about six million car accidents that take place in the United States. When you compare the high number of traffic accidents in the U.S. to those that may take place in other similar industrialized countries, the U.S. numbers far surpass their counterparts.

Reducing the chances that you are in a car accident in some ways, is not unlike finding ways to decrease the chances of getting a debilitating disease. Defensive driving, never drinking before getting behind the wheel, not driving when you are sleepy, paying attention to the road, and avoiding distractions are just some of the ways that you can protect yourself. If you are a responsible and alert driver it is less likely that you will be in a crash than a more reckless or careless driver. 

Yet, crashes can happen to even the most veteran and proper driver. A car can have a defect and malfunction causing the driver to lose control or another dangerous driver can be driving erratically and cause a traffic accident to take place.

A victim of a car accident may be able to take legal action to remedy their situation by securing financial compensation for their losses. Any time injuries result from an accident caused by a negligent driver, those who are harmed should take good care of themselves and get to see a medical provider promptly. Then, taking their accident situation to a car accident attorney can help them navigate the legal process for getting the money they need from a personal injury claim.

In Mississippi, Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that has more than four decades of experience helping those who are harmed in car accidents get the compensation they need and deserve.

Speak with a Mississippi Car Accident Attorney

If you have been in a car accident in Mississippi, the Jackson car accident attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help you with your claim. Call (601) 487-0555 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident experience.

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