Common Types Of Accidents That Cause People To Lose Their Lives

The world is full of dangers and obstacles. Some of them can be planned for, but not so much with others. Of course, most folks don't think about those issues continually, as doing so would leave them scared and wanting to stay home 24/7. Instead, people get out and about and live life to the fullest. However, if they aren't careful, various accidents can occur, causing them to die sooner than expected.

Then again, sometimes, there are no precautionary measures to take, and there is no stopping the events from happening. In either scenario, surviving relatives are left behind to grieve and mourn. Not to mention, family members often run into financial difficulties following their loved one’s passing. For one, if the deceased party received medical attention before they died, those expenses could fall into the laps of their parents, siblings, spouse, or children.

Additionally, relatives must cover funeral costs, which are anything but cheap in the modern world. Parting.com reports that an average North American funeral runs between $7,000 and $10,000. If an individual's negligence causes an accident and death, surviving relatives might be entitled to compensation. The funds can help offset the expenses previously mentioned. Also, they can make up for lost income. If someone's recklessness took the life of one of your family members, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Our firm offers free case reviews. After all, folks shouldn't have to break the bank just to find out if they have a claim. Plus, personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only have to pay if restitution is awarded. This article will switch gears a bit and discuss some of the common types of accidents that claim lives.

Car Crashes


It is no secret that Florida's roadways are usually filled with cars, both during the day and at night. Residents are driving back and forth from home, work, school, stores, and more. There are also tourists operating motor vehicles and heading to beaches, amusement parks, and attractions. With so many autos everywhere, all it takes is for one motorist to make a mistake for an accident to occur. Sometimes, minor and severe injuries come into play, but while many of them can be addressed by medical professionals, on other occasions, they take lives.

According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), the Sunshine State accounted for 2,917 fatal crashes in 2018. Those events caused 3,135 fatalities. That is why auto accidents rank number one on this list.

Pedestrian Crashes


Plenty of people use their feet to get from place to place around Florida. They walk from homes and hotels to get to stores, restaurants, offices, attractions, and other similar locations. When humans and cars collide, nothing good comes from the occurrence. Skin, bones, and organs simply cannot handle the impact with metal machines. In turn, deaths can occur. The FLHSMV indicates that there were 9,346 pedestrian crashes in Florida in 2018. They were responsible for claiming 720 lives, which is the reason pedestrian crashes come in number two here.

Bicycle Crashes


When car/bike accidents happen, they can be deadly as well. Bicyclists can purchase helmets, pads, and clothing to protect themselves, but those can only do so much, and they often do not offer much in the way of protection in such crashes. Riders can sustain significant injuries in the events. In many cases, a loss of life can occur. Research from the FLHSMV shows that 6,590 bicycle versus car accidents happened in 2018, resulting in 160 fatalities.


 

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