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Youth fatalities due
to car accidents

Youth Fatalities
Due to Car Accidents

Accidents and deaths are always a sensitive topic and for the ones affected life changes but not in a good way. These accidents and deaths are even harder to cope with when the person involved is a youth taken before their time.

The current statistics

For many years, the total death rate among 10-19 year olds declined significantly, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decrease was between the years 1999 and 2013 and represented a 33% decrease in accidental deaths; however, between 2013 and 2016, the death rate rose 12%. Tragically, car accident fatalities play a large role in the uptick.

However it is not only car accidents that account for this rise in numbers. Other factors are:

  • Suicide
  • Injury
  • Homicide
  • Poisoning

The reason for these types of injuries and deaths is attributed to the increasingly higher numbers of recreational drugs available on the market and the easier access to them.

How can parents prevent this?

Even though there are many reasons for death in the United States the study shows that without a doubt car accidents are the leading cause of deaths within the country. For parents that would like further information The US Department of Health and Human Services’ report titled Deaths: Leading Causes for 2015 gives statistics in an easy to understand format and provides an objective reference point that shows the dangers young people around the world face.

It is important parents outline the threats and statistics to children so that they are fully aware of the dangers. It is important that this is done in a light and tactful manner so that teenagers do not see this as another lecture.

How to help teenagers respond appropriately to a car accident

We can try and fix into our children’s head the importance of road safety but there is only so much we can do. Sometimes they don’t listen and often an accident may not even be their fault. It is important that your child knows how to react in a car accident when panic and stress levels are running high. You should tell them to:

  • Take photos of the crash
  • Call the authorities such as Florida Highway Patrol or the local police to file a report.
  • Seek medical attention

Contact an injury or car accident lawyer in North Miami today

Injuries of any sort can leave you tired, in pain and sometimes suffering so badly you cannot work. This is even worse if those injuries result in death. The physical, emotional and financial damage that is caused can be immense and you need to be compensated for it. This is where a North Miami personal injury or car accident lawyer can help you. Get a free consultation about your particular case by contacting Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA. Call our offices at 954-523-8292 or complete this contact form.