Every year, more than 130,000 Americans are killed by preventable causes such as falls and motor vehicles accidents. The National Safety Council recently released their 2017 Injury Facts, highlighting the main sources of preventable deaths from the past year. They report the lifetime odds of death from a motor vehicle accident are 1 in 114 and 1 in 647 for pedestrians. Read the article here.
According to a study done by Johns Hopkins, medical errors account for more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. This surpasses the CDC’s third leading cause of death, respiratory disease.
These preventable deaths are most often the result of negligence on the part of a third party.
At Wolfgram & Associates, we know how devastating a preventable death or injury can be for a family. We have skilled attorneys who have dedicated their careers to serving the injured, and have helped numerous clients assert their rights against negligent motorists and doctors in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa.