The Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has completed a study that shows Florida ranks eighteenth in the United States for the rate of injury deaths. For every one hundred thousand people in accidents in Florida, 66.8 people suffer fatal injuries. The national average is 57.9 per 100,000.
Along with these statistics, the foundation graded all states on their measures to prevent injuries. Florida was given a six out of ten, which is the middle of the rankings. The foundation recommends a universal helmet law for motorcyclists, requiring booster seats for children under age eight, and mandated ignition locks to prevent drunk driving.
If you or your loved one has been injured, contact Florida personal injury lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. serving residents of Lakeland, Tampa, and Orlando. To discuss your potential personal injury claim, fill out the free case evaluation form or call 1-888-BURNETTI.