It is hard to see a family member or a close friend pass away. The grief and sorrow can seem overwhelming at times. These feelings can be intensified when the loved one’s life is taken by someone else’s negligence. Although these feelings are hard to deal with, it is important to know that you are not alone. Many people suffer as victims of Gurnee wrongful death accidents.
The statistics relating to wrongful death are quite staggering. If you are a victim of wrongful death you will want to know what the statistics are. Some of the statistics for wrongful death incidences in United States are:
- Motor vehicle. There are over 45,000 motor vehicle deaths every year. This is the leading cause of death in unintentional accidents. Over five thousand of these deaths are due to trucking accidents. Over 41 percent of the traffic deaths were due to intoxicated drivers.
- Medical malpractice. Numerous deaths are caused by misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and substandard care. In fact, there are an estimated 98,000 deaths every year in America due to preventable medical errors.
- Workplace fatalities. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that, in 2006, there were 5,840 fatalities resulting from workplace accidents.
- Slip and fall. A report from 2005 conducted by the CDC, stated that there were 19,656 fatalities due to slip and fall accidents. Common factors were obstructed or poorly lit walking areas, unguarded stairways and lack of safety signs.
If you have a family member or loved one who has been a victim of wrongful death, it is important that the person responsible be held responsible. Contact a Gurnee wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham for a free case evaluation. Call 866-625-2299 to discuss your legal options.