The Dallas trial lawyers at Sbaiti & Company have handled the most complex personal injury and wrongful death cases all over the country. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Highway accidents
- Workplace explosions
- Construction defects
- Pharmaceutical Injuries
- Medical Device Failures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Partial or total paralysis
- Loss of a limb (amputation)
- Severe scarring
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Deaths and permanent disability caused by Others’ Negligence or Recklessness Continue to Increase
According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, 10,000 Texans under the age of 45 die every year due to someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, with the rate rising 5% to 10% over the past few years. The number of deaths almost doubles when we consider the effects of negligence and reckless behavior on the elderly.
The TDHHS and CDC also reported that based upon available data, “unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in children ages one to fourteen.” The CDC estimates that 24,000 babies die every year from accidental injuries—a majority of which occurred during birth, before their first birthday.
What is worse is that each year, over 6,000 Texans are left permanently disabled due to someone else’s negligence or reckless actions—reckless actions that could have been prevented. According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, accidental injuries are one of the top five leading causes of death in Texas.
The following graph represents the increase in death by accidental injury in Texas from 1980 to 2010, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Negligent and reckless behavior threatens our most vulnerable populations and our communities with pain and billions of dollars in losses
Injuries are a significant public health crisis, causing disability and premature deaths regardless of geography, race, sex, or income—it strikes everyone, and creates a tremendous burden on our health care system and on the people accidental deaths and injuries cause.
The CDC recently concluded that wrongful death costs Americans over $113 billion dollars every year in associated medical costs, lost income, and other costs—that equates to almost $1 million in losses to each victim, on average, per accidental death. The victims of these accidents usually cannot afford to sustain these types of losses.
The CDC also concluded that the cost to Americans for non-fatal, catastrophic injuries, totals more than $230 billion dollars every year without considering future losses—that equates to nearly $100,000 in losses to the victims, on average, per major injury, before considering pain and suffering, and the burdens these injuries place on the families of the victims.
Future losses—especially for those who need lifecare or future medical treatment over a prolonged course,
The leading causes of permanent injury and wrongful death Might surprise You
Motor vehicle crashes, especially on highways, is the second leading cause of accidental death in Texas. Last year, the Texas Department of Transportation reported 3400 accidental deaths on Texas’s highways. Additionally, more than 250,000 people suffer massive injuries due to motor vehicle crashes.
As if these numbers were not sobering enough, more than 144,000 Texans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year according to the Texas Brain Injury Association.
Three reasons to talk to sbaiti & company before hiring your lawyer
When You Absolutely, Positively Have to Win. We take on cases where you have to win—and we don’t get paid unless you do. While many people out there look for big firms because they think “Bigger is Good,” you probably recognize that while “bigger is good,” the truth is “smarter is better.” The advantage is that built the firm around the idea that only results are what count, and we pick clients with cases who need us the most, and who we most believe we can help.
Depth and Breadth of Experience. Clients who need strong, intelligent counsel to handle their wrongful death or injury cases hire the Dallas injury lawyers at Sbaiti & Company because of the long record of accomplishments and successes across a broad variety of areas. We don’t do that by taking 1000s of cases every year. Rather, we believe that your case presents an unique problem—probably one you haven’t faced before. To help, we can draw from other areas of law to find the best, most tailored solution.
Representation Tailored to Your Specific Case. Your case is unique. You need a firm like ours that will put imagination and creativity to work. We are not a cookie cutter law firm like those guys on billboards or on T.V., with paralegals doing 90% of the work churning out the same case over and over. We are very selective in the cases we take, which is why we put more into each case than almost any other firm we know of.