Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injuries can happen at any time and can alter your life forever. According to the Indiana State Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, unintentional (accidental) fatalities comprised 65 percent of all injury-related deaths in Indiana. It doesn’t matter if your personal injury was caused from a fall, product defect, or motor vehicle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your personal injuries, medical bills and lost income, and the subsequent hardships forced upon you.
The Indianapolis personal injury attorneys at Baker & Gilchrist can help you recover the costs and anguish inflicted by someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Call us today at toll free or use our online contact form to have us review your case free of charge.
Indiana Injury Lawsuit Statistics
In a study published by The Injury and Violence Prevention Program of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the following was found:
More than 10,000 fatalities resulted from injury, which accounted for 6 percent of all deaths in Indiana. Unintentional injuries were the 5th leading cause of death for all ages and the leading cause for persons aged 1 to 34 years. The five leading causes of all unintentional injury deaths were car accidents (41.5 percent), unspecified (12 percent), falls (12 percent), suffocation (8 percent), and poisonings (7 percent).
Unintentional injuries comprised 84 percent of all injury-related hospital admissions. The five leading causes of injury-related hospitalizations were falls (46 percent), car accidents (16 percent), poisoning (16 percent), struck by/against (4 percent), and other transport (3 percent).
The Indiana State Department of Health also concluded that falls were the leading cause of unintentional injury hospitalizations, composing 55 percent of unintentional injury-related hospitalizations, and that falls were the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in Indiana. Other findings by this study concluded that motorcyclists in Indiana were involved in 332 fatalities accounting for nearly eight percent of all fatal crashes during the time of the study. In Indiana, more than 156,000 thousand nonfatal injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry workplaces, including construction accidents. Men accounted for 90 percent of the occupational injuries in Indiana.
In another study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) that looked at traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain concluded.
Of the 1.4 million who sustain a TBI each year in the United States:
- 50,000 die.
- 235,000 are hospitalized.
- 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency rooms.
Contact an Indianapolis Indiana Personal Injury Attorney
Have you been injured and need the help of an Indianapolis personal injury attorney? If so, contact our Indianapolis injury attorneys at the law office of Baker & Gilchrist to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled through an injury lawsuit. Call us today.