Injury Deaths Among Youth on The Rise

| Jun 9, 2018 | Firm News |

Any parent gets nervous about the teenager ready to get a driver’s license- and for good reason. Injury deaths among teens are on the rise, and one of the most dangerous times of the year are those summer months.

Death from injuries for young adults have been on the rise in recent years, prompting many advocates and legislators to try to figure out ways to curb this unfortunate and quickly growing trend. If you know someone who has already been seriously hurt in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be interested in pursuing a lawsuit. Unfortunately, after years of decline the injury death rate for people in the United States between the ages of 10 and 19 is on the rise. In fact, accidental deaths rose by 13%. Homicide and suicide rates are also rising for this age group. The rise in deaths is attributable directly to injury related fatalities, such as homicides, suicides, drug overdoses and traffic accident fatalities. Fatalities in vehicle accidents are all too common as far as unintentional injuries that translate to life threatening medical conditions. The CDC shares that road traffic injuries were a leading cause of death for people ages 10 and 19 across the world.

That was followed by lower respiratory infections and suicide. If you know someone who has already been hurt in a serious vehicle accident or if you have lost a family member because of another person’s negligence, it is imperative that you schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer who will do everything in his or her power to recover maximum compensation for you and the other surviving family members.

The stakes are high when you have lost a loved one, and seeing a teenager’s life cut short because of another person’s reckless or negligent behavior is a devastating situation and one that should be avoided at all costs. If it is not possible to avoid these problems, however, you may be interested in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the accountable party responsible in court. You need to gather as much evidence as possible about the accident before moving forward.