Posted: September 16, 2016

Top Fatality RisksPreventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease claim more lives than injuries that could have been prevented. Throughout our lives, we are exposed to unnecessary risks. Learn what you are most at risk for.

Adults Over Age 65

After age 65, adults are most at risk for falls. Roughly 70 elderly adults die each day because of injuries sustained in falls. You cannot prevent falls caused by the negligence of others, but you can take steps to protect your elderly loved ones by providing non-skid mats and grab bars in the bathroom and around the house.

Adults Aged 25 to 64

It may be surprising, but more than 92 adults die each day from poisoning, largely due to prescription pain medication overdoses. To reduce your risk and that of those around you, ask for opioid alternatives, keep your medicine in a secure place, and never share prescription drugs with others.

Youths Aged 1 to 24

Almost 21 young people die each day in car accidents. Although you can’t control other drivers on the road, encouraging young drivers to drive distraction free and requiring all youths to buckle up every time in your car can reduce some risk.

Infants Under 1 Year

Mechanical suffocation claims the lives of two infants each day. Keeping infants’ cribs free from blankets and stuffed animals and turning babies on their back to sleep can help reduce this risk.

At Kline & Specter, PC, our injury lawyers are dedicated to winning major victories for our clients to get the compensation they need for their injuries. We have successfully taken cases to verdict and settlement for product liability (verdicts up to $153 million), premises liability (verdicts up to $109 million), medical malpractice (verdicts up to $100 million), and millions of dollars more for injured victims in all practice areas.

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, please call the wrongful death attorneys of Kline & Specter at 800-243-1100 for a free case consultation. We represent clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and across the United States.