Orlando Safety Data
Orlando Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan area, and like any other has its share of injuries and accidental deaths every year.
In Orlando Florida, the chances that you will be killed from an unintentional injury are roughly 1 in 39. Of course most of these deaths are auto related. Nationally, there were nearly 6 million motor vehicle accidents reported in 2008. Of these 6 million crashes, roughly 30% of them resulted in an injury of some kind to one or more of those involved, and almost 1% resulted in a death.
There were 8,743 deaths and 84,856 hospitalizations due to unintentional injuries of Florida residents in 2005, 67% of which were males.
Unintentional injuries result from a variety of causes – drowning, falls, fires, motor vehicle crashes, etc. – that were not intentionally caused by someone. Injury prevention advocates prefer using the term “unintentional injuries” rather than “accidental injuries” because many, if not all, of these injuries are preventable.
In the Orlando Metropolitan Area (Orange County), The Florida Department of Health, Office of Injury Protection reported that in 2007 there were 20 deaths from drowning, 57 deaths from falls, 2 people died in fires, 98 from firearms and 108 from poisoning. Topping the list at 177 was deaths from motor vehicle accidents.
Florida’s Efforts to Reduce Injuries
- The National Ag Safety Database is a clearinghouse for workplace safety documents.
- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs serves as the primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs for the elderly.
- Safe Kids Florida, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, is represented by numerous Chapters throughout the region
The effort is continual in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities associated with motor vehicle accidents which is the leading cause of injuries and death in every region of the country. Mark Nation, an Orlando auto accidents specialist (www.nationlaw.com) says “determining the cause of the crash is critical to preventing similar accidents in the future. Often we will purchase the vehicle from the insurance carrier, and download the information contained in the “black”box” that so many of today’s cars have”. This type of in-depth investigation is vital in reducing the number of injuries so common today.
Tracy Troutman Cheek, a former defense attorney for the Florida Trucking Industry, relies on her years of experience in investigating trucking accidents in Florida. “Familiarity with the rules and regulations particular to the trucking industry allows me to accurately defend injured clients, and work to prevent such injuries in the future” (Source: http://www.billingslawfirm.com)