June is designated as National Safety Month and this year The National Safety Council (NSC) is asking that Americans become aware that more people in the United States are killed due to accidental injuries each year than are killed in natural disasters or homicides.
Deborah Hersman, NSC president and CEO said, “Highlighting that hundreds of people are dying each day from completely preventable causes — that is what National Safety Month is all about.”
The majority of these deaths is due to motor vehicle crashes, poisoning, and falls. Poisoning caused a staggering 36,900 deaths in 2012 — many of those fatalities were attributable to prescription drug abuse. In 2012, 36,300 people died in vehicle crashes – many of those caused by cell phone use while driving, and 27,800 deaths were related to falls in that same year.
Just recently, the premises liability attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group became aware of a man who was seriously injured after he fell from the fourth story of the parking garage at the Horton Plaza Mall. The victim had apparently fallen through railings in the parking garage before plummeting to ground near the entrance at Fourth Avenue and F Street.
San Diego Police are still investigating the accident and the man is expected to live.
The cost of unintentional injuries to Americans and their employers exceeds $793 billion a year. During this month, it is important for people to make simple changes, such as properly storing you medications, putting down your phone while driving and using slip-resistant mats on floors.
The Jurewitz Law Group endorses National Safety Month and urges everybody to take steps to implement safety procedures and fixes in order to prevent unintentional deaths and injuries at home and in the workplace. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, hospitalization and other damages. Call us at (888) 233-5020 or contact us online to learn about your legal rights today.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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