Average number of car accidents in the. U.S. every year is 6 million. More than 90 people die in car accidents everyday. 3 million people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents. York Law is here to help victims involved in distracted driving and drunk driving accidents achieve the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Annually, more than 100,000 people are injured in crashes involving 18-wheelers. In fact, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States, with about 5,000 per year resulting in death. When drivers and trucking companies put profits before safety, you and your family are put in danger.
Company Vehicle Accidents
A company vehicle is any vehicle owned and operated by a company that is used by employees or agents of the company. Corporations and businesses can be held responsible for the actions of their employees when they act negligently or recklessly on the roadways. A company vehicle can be a car, truck, van, tractor-trailer, bus, garbage truck, and many more. Millions of workers drive or ride in a vehicle as part of their jobs, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States. All workers are at risk of crashes, whether they drive light or heavy vehicles, or whether driving is a main or incidental job duty.
In 2016, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 5.1 percent from 5,029 in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcycle fatalities have increased for the second year in a row and are at the highest level since 2008, when 5,312 people died in motorcycle crashes. When a motorcycle is struck by another vehicle in a crash, the results are oftentimes catastrophic, if not deadly. York Law will fight diligently on behalf of injured clients to ensure they are comfortable and informed throughout the legal process.
When a pedestrian is struck in a motor vehicle accident, injuries sustained in the crash may include severe disabilities, permanent scarring, and in some cases death. Pedestrian Safety. In 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
In most cases, bicycle accidents are avoidable, preventable, and due to the negligence of a motorist. Bicyclists can suffer serious injuries when hit by a car or truck, such as broken bones and fractures, internal organ injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Statistics show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of fatal bike accidents is on the rise. In 2015, there were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents in the United States, down from 50,000 reported accidents in the prior year.
Premises Liability Accidents
Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall. Negligent property owners put thousands of people in danger each year due to unsafe properties. Corporations, businesses, governments, and other property owner must keep their grounds safe from hazards that could cause injury to visitors. Owners may be held liable for serious injuries or deaths that occur due to their negligence, case included dog bites, amusement park accidents, slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, elevator accidents, and defective railings.
Electric Scooter Accidents
According to the CDC study, the most common wound after head injuries involved upper extremity fractures at 27%, followed by lower extremity fractures at 12%. The study, which lasted nearly three months, found the e-scooter injury rate was 14.3 per 100,000 trips. Electric scooters create a unique set of hazards for rider, motorists, and pedestrians. The scooters typically lack stability and offer very little protection for riders. Combine that with inexperienced riders and confusion concerning traffic laws and regulations, and there is little wonder why this relatively new mode of transportation has been so problematic.
Beauty Salon Accidents
Negligence at the hands of beauty salon employees can result in painful injuries that don't just hurt; in fact, some common salon injuries leave permanent scars and lead to infections - issues that could leave you seeking medical treatment and financial compensation from a personal injury lawyer. These types of injuries and infections can include, but are not limited to:
Burns (chemical, laser, electrical, heat, and/or wax-related)
Cuts from scissors, shears, and nail clippers
Scalp injuries that may lead to a permanent loss of hair
Staph and bacterial infections
Back and neck injuries
Slip and fall injuries
In 2016, there were 19 fatal accidents of civil airliners of more than 14 passengers, resulting in 325 fatalities: the second safest year ever after 2015 with 16 accidents and 2013 with 265 fatalities. Planes, hot air balloons, and helicopters are examples of vehicles that can be involved in an aviation accident. Although aviation accidents are less common than motor vehicle accidents, they can be just as deadly. Plane crashes can be caused by the negligence of a pilot, aircraft owner, or manufacturer. Skydiving and paragliding accidents can cause severe and fatal injuries as well and are oftentimes due to operator negligence.
In 2018, the Coast Guard counted 4,145 accidents that involved 633 deaths, 2,511 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Any accident that occurs during an activity or occupation related to the sea. Maritime accidents can include cruise ship accidents, oil rig workplace accidents, shipyard accidents, and fishing boats accidents. Negligence ship operators and crews, as well as defective equipment and inadequately maintained rigs could cause life-altering injuries and death.