New research out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that instances of drug overdoses and poisonings, violence, and car crashes are leading causes of death for Americans aged 44 and under. When comparing death rates from these three injury categories with 12 other developed nations around the world, the U.S. lagged behind in terms of longevity. For example, life expectancy in 2012 for men among the other countries studied was 78.6 years compared with 76.4 years for the United States. Injury-related deaths made up almost half of that difference.

This study only specifically discusses instances where individuals have passed away as a result of their injuries and, therefore, leaves out many of the life altering damage done by catastrophic accidents. Individuals who are attempting to cope with their life post-accident may be struggling to return to work or even to go about their daily lives.

If you have already been injured in a serious car accident in New York, then it is in your best interest to consult with a New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an incident like this, then you may need to consult with a wrongful death attorney as well to determine whether or not you have a claim to fight in the court system. It is never easy to cope with the repercussions of a serious car accident in New York, but having an attorney to help you can go a long way towards minimizing your concerns and alleviating some of your stress. Jayson Lutzky is a Bronx, NY lawyer handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has over 32 years of experience and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for past clients. Call 718-514-6619 to set up a free in-person consultation and visit to learn more about the types of accident cases that Mr. Lutzky handles.