During National Safety Month, Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer wants to help keep you and your loved ones safe. We’re not just just dedicated to helping individuals after they’ve suffered an injury. We want to provide you with information about the safety hazards you encounter daily and how you can prevent them.
Auto Accidents and Distracted Driving
Nearly 20-50 million people are injured or disabled due to auto accidents. It’s estimated that seatbelts save over 13,000 lives every year.
Additionally, the most recent reports from the Department of Transportation state that in 2015, 3,477 people died and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers who were either texting or using their cell phones. Put the cell phones down while driving, it can wait.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance traveled compared to automobiles. Helmets saved an estimated 1,859 lives in 2016.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are the third highest cause of unintentional death. Commercial establishments are responsible for using wet floor signs and keeping their property safe from defects and dangerous conditions that could cause injuries.
In 2016, 3,986 people died in large truck crashes, many due to driver fatigue. Most semi-trucks have black box recorders which record crash information.
722 bicyclist deaths occurred in 2012. Helmet use in bicycle accidents is estimated to reduce the odds of head injury by 50% and neck or face injury by 33%. Therefore, it is important for bicyclists to wear helmets while riding to help protect themselves from potentially fatal head and neck injuries in the event of an accident. Helmets can significantly increase the chances of surviving a bicycle accident and reduce the severity of injuries sustained.
Dog bites send 368,000 victims to emergency rooms per year. In Arizona, dogs are never permitted to go at large.
In 2015, the Coast Guard counted approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property because of recreational boating accidents. Alcohol use is a leading contributing factor to fatal boating accidents.
Have you or a loved one been wrongly injured? At Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer, we fight for those who have been personally injured or even suffered a wrongful death every day. We believe you or your loved one deserves justice. Contact us for a free consultation.