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NSC Report Shows Accidental Deaths Are Increasing

In 2014, more than 136,000 people throughout America died as a result of accidents. This troubling statistic comes from a new report prepared by the National Safety Council (NSC). The report reveals the data on increased deaths and illustrates some of the most common types of accidents that result in fatalities.

While there are lots of different accident causes that result in death, the reality is that virtually every accident is a preventable accident. When something goes wrong and injury or death happens, a New York personal injury law firm can represent the victims of the accident or can represent the surviving family members of the person who was killed.  The goal is to find out how the accident happened, as well as who can be held accountable. When you know who was to blame, you can pursue legal action to recover compensation for both monetary losses and non-financial damages in many situations.

More Americans are Dying by Accident

ABC News provided some in-depth details about the NSC survey. The survey showed there was a 4.2 percent increase in deaths due to accidental causes between 2013 and 2014. The death rate in 2014 was also higher as well. The number of people who died accidentally in 2014 was up more than 15.5 percent as compared to a decade ago.

This dramatic rise in the rate of fatalities due to accidents has occurred at the same time as there has been a decline in the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents. Since 2005, there has been a 22 percent reduction in car accident fatalities, even as the overall rate of deaths by accident has gone up.

The fact that car crashes are not the reason for the increase in deaths suggests that there are other causes of fatal accident injuries that are becoming more prevalent. For example, overdoses and accidental poisoning have become the number one cause of accident-related deaths in the United States. There has been a 78 percent increase in accidental poisoning and overdose as compared with past years.

Accidental overdose and poisoning can sometimes be the fault of no one but the person who chooses to take the drugs. In other cases, however, the death may be a result of negligent supervision or there may be other reasons why someone else is to blame. When you know someone else was at fault, you should strongly consider getting legal help and making a claim for damages.

Additionally, deaths due to falls have also increased dramatically, rising 63 percent over the course of the past decade. The high rate of deaths due to falls can be partially explained by an aging population. However, if faulty property maintenance, inadequate care in a nursing center or a variety of other conditions led to the fall, then the fall victim should seek legal help from a skilled personal injury lawyer. In fact, anyone who believes an accidental death was caused by a third party should seek legal help in making a claim for compensation. Contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff today.

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