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Injuries are Leading Cause of Death for Young Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes reports regarding the most common causes of death for certain demographic groups. CDC research shows that, for people under the age of 30 in the United States, the top three causes of death are (3) suicide; (2) violence; and (1) unintentional injuries. If a loved one dies due to unintentional injuries that were caused by another party’s negligence, a Peachtree City wrongful death attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve from the responsible party.

Common Causes of Unintentional Injuries

In some instances, unintentional injuries are simply the result of a pure accident and fault cannot be attributed to another party. However, on other occasions, injuries happen due to negligent acts of another party. Some common examples of negligence that may cause unintentional injuries are as follows:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and falls
  • Defective products
  • Hazardous workplace conditions
  • Hazardous property conditions

If any of the above or any other type of negligence causes a loved one to suffer fatal injuries, the party responsible for the negligent act should be held liable for all of the relevant losses suffered by the family of the deceased. A family has the legal right to recover for funeral costs, burial expenses, any medical expenses incurred prior to the death, loss of companionship, emotional trauma, and more.

Contact a Fayette County wrongful death attorney for a free consultation

The experienced wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to assisting family members receive proper compensation after wrongfully losing a loved one. We work to make the entire legal process as stress-free as we can for you during your difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, please do not hesitate to call us today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia