The attorneys at Dewsnup, King & Olsen emphasize wrongful death claims. These types of lawsuits are the result of a victim killed as due to negligence or other types of wrongful action. Wrongful deaths are caused by a range of events, including Motor Vehicle Accidents (truck, auto, motorcycle), Drug and Medical Devices Injuries, Medical Malpractice, or Oil, Gas, Mining and Construction Accidents. Often times, the families of the deceased are left with often overwhelming financial debt burdens on top of the emotional trauma caused by a death.
Regarding all unintentional injury accidents, the following statistics come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- All unintentional injury accidents: Number of deaths: 130,557 (annual); Deaths per 100,000 population: 41.3. The fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Unintentional fall deaths: Number of deaths: 30,208 (annual): Deaths per 100,000 population: 9.6
- Motor vehicle accidents: Number of deaths: 33,804 (annual); Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7. The numbers include trucking accidents and DUI-related fatalities.
- Unintentional poisoning deaths: Number of deaths: 38,851 (annual); Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.3