According to a New York Times article last month, accidental injuries are one of the most pressing concerns globally, accounting for 6.36 percent of all fatalities around the world. While dramatic car and truck crashes in Miami and other cities may make the news, commonplace accidents such as falls and other accidental injuries are causing billions of dollars in economic losses, many fatalities, and career ending injuries.
So what can we do in order to prevent injuries and save more people? We can:
1) Change our attitudes about injuries.
One of the things that the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group often hear is people decrying our so-called “bubble wrap society.” Most of our team members feel that safety should never be or mocked or taken for granted. Yes, we as a society have gotten more conscientious about injuries and unsafe conditions in the past 20 years. This is a good thing, since greater awareness and better research into injuries helps us prevent hospitalizations, fatalities, and other tragedies. But more needs to be done. As a society, we need to become even more aware of the small steps we call all take to help prevent injury.
2) Create more educational campaigns.
While would come along way, there is still much to do. Awareness campaigns that tell people about the dangers of toppling televisions, ATV accidents, and other dangers in Miami and other cities are important. Even if we know the dangers of distracted driving and other risky behaviors, being reminded doesn’t hurt and can help instill the message that safety is important.
3) Use the legal system wisely.
No matter how careful you are, you may still be injured someone else decides to behave recklessly or dangerously. In these cases, Florida laws give you the option of pursuing a civil suit. Deciding to file a legal claim is a difficult decision, but it can be an important step in helping you secure money for lost wages, hospital bills, surgical costs, and the many other expenses you will face. If you have been seriously injured, you don’t just face pain and suffering. You may also be worried about how you’ll pay the bills and how you will pay for everyday expenses if you cannot return to work. Lawsuits are one option for pursuing fair compensation. You may also have the option of negotiating with insurance carriers for fairer benefits.
Have You Been Personally Affected by a Serious Injury?
If you have been injured and are looking for legal advice and representation, Flaxman Law Group is always available to answer your questions and to offer personalized, honest legal advice about your situation. Our law firm has a team of attorneys with more than 60 years of combined experience and we have handled all types of personal injury cases, from car accidents to slip and call fall cases to everything in between. Our attorneys have recovered damages for thousands of personal injury plaintiffs in court wins and settlements. If you have been injured, contact our law firm for a free, no obligation case review.