Jan 6, 2019

Car Accidents And Not Guns Increasing Yearly Fatalities and Reducing the U.S. Life Expectancy

Car accident lawyer Michael Ehline at gun range
Michael Ehline, personal injury lawyer

The life expectancy or average age before death continues to grow in many countries. In the U.S. the life expectancy should be at an all-time high. Also, it is not gangs or guns causing this number to diminish. So this is all about motor vehicles and inattentive, or negligent vehicle operators.

Anti-self defense advocates use figures that include self-defense and justifiable homicide to falsely claim that maniacs with guns are killing more folks than negligent vehicle accidents.

The only way that the number of gun-related deaths compares to the number of vehicle accident deaths, is if vehicle accident deaths are compared to the grand total of suicides, murders, defensive homicides by private citizens. Plus the legal intervention homicides by law enforcement officers, and the relatively smaller number of firearm accident deaths all must be added. And that math is as slippery as a garage floor mopped with 10W-30. (Source.)

But because of fatal car crash numbers and other events, it has lowered the age. This country is one of the wealthiest. Also,  people live healthier than in many countries. The National Center for Health Statistics researchers found a problem. They discovered in the U.S. because of fatal incidents many people die younger compared to other nations.

Researcher's Findings:

Researchers found the top three kinds of fatalities in America are car crashes, drug overdoses, and guns (again, these researchers are trying to say that self-defense is "gun violence" to arrive at their numbers). The average age of men is expected to be 76.4 in the U.S. But in other countries, the average male life expectancy is about 78.6 years.

The National Center for Health Statistics found Americans die with about an average of two years earlier than people from other countries like Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, the U.K, and Japan. Women's average lifespan in the U.S. is 81.2 years, while in other countries it is an average of 83 years. Another thing found the U.S. has thousands more fatal traffic crashes than other nations. Accident fatality became the reason for the age difference in life expectancy.

Lowering Death Rates:

While this number of early deaths can become reduced, Los Angeles traffic crashes happen every day. Southern California fatal accidents and nationwide have diminished, but still, but to decreased further is the goal.

Data shows the two leading causes of fatal crashes is driver distraction and speed. Reducing both speed and distraction could save thousands of lives every year.

Michael Ehline and Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys APLC, urge Southern California drivers to slow down and keep their eyes on the road. These two things can lower some fatal crashes. If you get hurt in an accident, or a loved one dies the law firm offers a free consultation. So we can evaluate your accident claim or wrongful death case.


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Written by David Mills | Published on February 9, 2016. "Americans Die Two Years Earlier Than People in Other High-Income Nations." Healthline RSS News. N.p., 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.