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Personal Injury Costs: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Personal Injury Accidental Injuries cost Americans millions of dollars a year, and many more. The numbers don't lie. kill There are countless ways to receive an unintentional injury, but some of the most dangerous injuries occur due to negligence- from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and occupational accidents. what is an unintentional injury? many people are injured every year? Between 2001-2005, Americans suffered 24,100,000 unintentional injuries. How Medical Malpractice Over 225,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. 12,000 Unnecessary 80,000 Medication Hospital-acquired infections 7,000 surgery error 106000 Adverse 20,000 Errors in hospital reactions to medicine Motor Vehicle Accidents Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in the U.S. Quick Facts: Someone dies in a car crash every 12 minutes for a total of117 deaths a day. In Missouri, 1,100 people died in car accidents- 47 of those deaths were in St. Louis. UNDER 21 Drivers and passengers 16-20 years old experienced the highest rate of injury. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 39% of all traffic accidents in 2005. -Occupational Injuries Injuries in the workplace account for many personal injury lawsuits- but some professions suffer from injuries more than others. Construction workers suffered 1,273 deaths in 2006 due to accidents and injuriés. Construction Field 6% Education & Health Services 05.4% Nearly 45% of all injured workers were forced to take time off from work; and 20% of these workers were limited in the work they could perform after the injury. Tech Industry 2% No one should have to suffer an injury alone. If someone else's negligence was the cause of your injury, you may be able to pursue compensation. For more information, please visit the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Finney Law Office Sources: NHTSA 2006, 2009, OSHA Injury Report 2006, Journal of the American Medical Association ATTORNEYS AT LAW (Rate of Injuries) (Deaths per Year) Cebbetet

Personal Injury Costs: The Numbers Don’t Lie

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Accidents in America cost victims millions of dollars, cause severe physical injuries, may even lead to permanent disability or death. Medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, and accidents in t...


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