Throughout the United States, unintentional injuries occur every minute of every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), death by unintentional injury is the 4th leading cause of deaths in the United States, and most of those unintentional injuries were caused by accidents due to the fault of someone else or some other entity. Nearly a fourth of these deaths resulted from vehicle or motor accidents while another fourth resulted from falls, whether the victim fell at home, at work, or another location. Alarmingly, out of every 100,000 people who died in 2014 alone, 42.6 died from an unintentional injury, and of that number every 10.6 died from a motor vehicle traffic accident and another 10 out of every 100,000 died from an unintentional fall.
These statistics hit close to home. In Maryland, according to the CDC, the rate of accidental, unintentional fatalities was every 25.8 persons per 100,000. In Pennsylvania, however, the statistics were much higher: 38.8 persons per 100,000. These statistics indicate death by unintentional injuries; they do not indicate the many more unintentional injuries that occur but do not result in death.
If you or a loved one is in an accident and are injured, or if a loved one dies from an accident-related injury caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Your rights need to be protected immediately to ensure full compensation.
At Gilman & Bedigian, our lawyers are trial attorneys in personal injury matters. We focus almost exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death matters. We also have a history of taking cases to trial if necessary; we do not settle just to settle: we care about ensuring you receive fair and just compensation. Because we have no fear to go to trial, we have won millions in settlements and verdicts. We also have the resources to pursue your case thoroughly and with integrity. Contact Gilman & Bedigian online or at 800-529-6162 for a free consultation.
And remember, we don't get paid unless we successfully obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor.