Across the US, many people and injured daily and these injuries can be sustained because of a car accident, slip and fall accident, on the workplace, because of medical malpractice and so on. Now even though only a few of us a likely to suffer some kind of personal injury, but we are nonetheless likely to do so. And today we will be talking about negligence and comparative negligence.
Few interesting stats about comparative negligence
- Did you know that every year, nearly 31 million of Americans require medical treatment for the injuries they sustained? 2 million of them actually require hospitalization
- From all the injuries during the year, auto accidents account for roughly 3 million cases and result in nearly 40,000 fatalities. This means that the leading cause of death for people under the age of 55 are auto accidents.
- On the other hand, the third leading cause of death in the US are medical errors, which cause about 250 thousand fatalities.