National Safety Council Says Accidents are Major Cause of Death In Maryland and Washington D.C.

The National Safety Council says that accidental deaths are increasing in the United States. It also cited accidents as the number three cause of death in Washington D.C. and the number six cause of fatalities in Maryland.

The NSC says that accidents are the major cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 41 in the United States. The NSC called accidental death the a silent epidemic, with one person dying in an accident every five minutes.

The leading causes of accidental death:

• Motor vehicle accidents
• Poisoning
• Falls
• Choking
• Drowning

These five factors reportedly make up 83% of all accident-related fatalities. Fire was another commonly cited cause of accident-related injuries and deaths.

The NSC also said that accidents were responsible for over 24 million nonfatal injuries in 2005.

Deaths and injuries caused by accidents are preventable. If you were injured or someone you love died because another party’s negligence caused your injury accident to occur, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.

Common personal injury accidents leading to injury or wrongful death include:

• Medical malpractice errors
• Slip and fall accidents because of unsafe premises
• Car accidents
• Truck accidents
• Boating accidents
• Motorcycle accidents
• Accidents caused by defective products,
• Pharmacy errors
• Inadequate security accidents

Your personal injury lawyer can help you file a claim or lawsuit for compensation against any negligent parties. There is no reason for you to suffer further because you are now straddled with exorbitant medical bills in addition to recovering from your serious injuries or loss. The negligent party should be held liable for causing your injuries or the death of your loved one.

Accidental Deaths Increasing at Alarming Rate, National Safety Council, CSR Newswire, September 21, 2007

Related Web Resources:

National Safety Council

Play it Safe- Preventing Accidents, NHS Borders

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