Florida Leads Other Large States in Injury-Related Fatality Rates
It’s good to be ranked number one in several different categories like Clean Air and Education, but states and communities shy away from being recognized as top banana in crime, car accidents, and poisonings.
Unfortunately, Florida ranks very high in several categories of unintentional injuries. In fact, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among Florida residents ages 1-44.
What are these categories?
According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida ranks higher for injury-related fatality rates than Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois in the following categories:
- Auto Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Violence-Related Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
The key to staying safe not only in Florida but anywhere is prevention. A little research, education, and training can put you and your family on the road to avoiding dangerous situations where injuries can happen.
For drivers, the Broward-Dade Safety Council offers tips and training to keep you safe. For motorcyclists the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department can point you to skill training courses.
The Broward County Health Department offer Drowning Prevention programs.
2-1-1 Broward serves people in crisis by providing 24-hour telephone counseling, emotional support, suicide prevention and intervention, and links to community resources. Call 211 or 954-537-0211 now for help!
Often, unintentional injuries are caused because of someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence and that’s where the Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus can help. We have been working for victims of injuries caused by others since 1992 and our experience covers a wide range of serious circumstances.
Our primary goal is to restore our clients to the life they had before their injuries physically and financially so they can go on living productively. If you or someone you know has been injured please reach out to us at (954) 356-0006 seven days a week. Our consultations are free and confidential.