According to the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in ages 1-44 years. Furthermore, over 20 million Americans suffer unintentional nonfatal injuries each year. Even if an injury is nonfatal, most of these injuries result in emergency room visits or hospital stays. It is common for unintentional injuries to force people to miss days, weeks, or even months of work, causing them to lose wages or potentially go on temporary disability. Combine the lost earnings with the sometimes devastatingly expensive cost of doctor visits, medicine, physical therapy, and other medical services, and an unintentional injury can take a huge toll on your financial situation. If you have suffered an unintentional injury, and have lost money due to recovery costs or missing work, contact a Sharpsburg personal injury attorney to help you get reimbursed and get back on your feet. Additionally, if you lost a loved one due to an unintentional fatal injury, the Law Offices of Shane Smith can file a wrongful death suit on your behalf, helping your family to recover from such a devastating loss.
Regarding nonfatal injuries, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that the leading cause of unintentional injury is an unintentional fall for almost every single age group. The only exception is that for ages 15-24, the leading cause of nonfatal injury was being unintentionally struck by or against something. Other common causes of unintentional injuries include being the occupant of a motor vehicle, accidental cuts or piercings, accidental poisoning, accidents involving other forms of transportation such as walking or a bicycle, and unintentional inhalation or a harmful substance.
As you can see, intentional injuries can be caused may many different, unforeseen sets of circumstances and, sometimes, when you least expect it. Many people who are injured are not in a financial position to take the necessary time off of work or pay for physical therapy or other medical treatments. A Sharpsburg personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can provide a free consultation to help you determine your chances of recovering money for your unintentional injury from any responsible party. Call us today at (770) 487-8999 to start getting back on your feet.