The majority of us feel relatively safe as we go through our daily lives. But the statistics that were compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC) make it clear that personal injuries can and do happen, and they can happen to almost anyone in South Florida.
Five Truths about Personal Injury in Florida
1. There is a one-in-6,000 chance of being killed in a motor vehicle accident
The NSC has predicted that 2016 will be the deadliest driving year since 2007. A study released by the NSC revealed that there had been a 43% increase in traffic deaths in our state in the first half of 2016 when compared to 2014 (link: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/transportation/florida-see-increase-fatal-crashes-traffic-surges/O1LYBYDRr6Kxu7cEfZv4yN/).
2. Flying over Southern Florida is 40 times safer than driving per mile traveled
Reports from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles showed that there were nearly 375,000 car crashes in Florida two years ago. There were over 1,500 deaths in our state last year, with there being 96 deaths in Palm Beach County alone in the first half of 2016.
3. Out of three motor vehicle crashes on Miami highways, one will result in injury
Many Vero Beach and Stuart residents travel to and from Miami on a regular basis. But while one out of three motor vehicle crashes result in injury, only one out of 100 will result in a fatality
4. There is a one-in-1,700 chance of dying from an unintentional injury
Unintentional injuries or accidents are the top case of death for Florida residents who are between the age of 1 and 44. It is also the fourth leading cause of death overall (link: http://www.floridahealth.gov/statistics-and-data/florida-injury-surveillance-system/_documents/data-fact-sheets/unintentional-injury-2011.pdf).
In the year 2011, almost 8,800 residents died because of unintentional injuries. There were 124,434 hospitalizations for non-fatal unintentional injuries.
5. Agricultural workers are in danger
A survey taken in 2001 revealed that our agricultural workers, such as citrus growers, are at a heightened risk of death. Their research found that one out of 50,000 agricultural workers die while at work every year.
Post-injury Help from the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA
A personal injury can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA will work tirelessly to ensure that any losses you incur due to the negligence of another will be fully compensated for so that you can focus on your recovery.
We offer free initial consultations to anyone who has suffered a personal injury, and invite you to call us today at (772) 492-8967.