Anyone can fall victim to a serious vehicle accident, but some factors make it more likely. An accident can lead to catastrophic injuries for those who survive, and recovery of compensation might be the only way for the injured parties to get their life back on track.
The World Health Organization collects key facts around vehicle accidents and resulting injuries and death. Nearly 1.19 million people suffer fatal injuries each year due to road traffic accidents.
While over 92% of the world’s fatalities occur in middle- and low-income countries, many people in the United States may suffer substantial injuries that alter the entire course of their life. Having a strategy in place to help you recover maximum compensation when you’ve suffered critical injuries may put you on the best possible path to recovery.
Certain factors contribute to a much higher risk of being injured in a vehicle accident. The first of these is socioeconomic status. Even in high income countries like the United States, people with lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents.
Age also contributes to the risk of fatal injuries. With road traffic injuries being the leading cause of death for young adults and children between the ages of 5 and 29, nearly two thirds of road traffic fatalities happen for people between ages 18 and 59. Finally, sex contributes to a higher risk of accident with men being three times more likely to be killed in road crashes than females.
If you’ve recently suffered in an accident in San Francisco because of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a lawyer. An attorney can guide you through the whole legal process.