The Leading Causes of Accidental Death in the United States

Losing a loved one in an unexpected accident is a very difficult experience. Regrettably, there are approximately 100,000 accidental deaths each year in the United States, often attributable to an identifiable instance of negligence. In these cases, it may be appropriate for the survivors of the deceased to consider filing a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation to address damages incurred.

With all of the complicated emotional and financial issues with which one must cope in the wake of a loved one’s sudden and unexpected passing, it may seem overwhelming to enter into a legal battle. But the reality is that it may be the best or only opportunity to ensure that justice is done. Contact the Phoenix wrongful death lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

5 Leading Causes of Accidental Death

According to a National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 50, No. 15, September 16, 2002, The 5 leading causes of accidental death in that year were:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Unspecified other accidents
  • Falls
  • Poisoning and noxious substances
  • Drowning

The circumstances of each accidental death are unique, but the underlying theme that unites them is that they are almost always caused by a specific negligent act.

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