NEW YORK – You’ve probably heard about bizarre deaths in a song or something: she dried up in the desert, drowned in a hot tub or danced to death at an east side night club (yeah, that’s a song by Train). While 50 Ways to Say Goodbye seems fantastical, some of these bizarre deaths actually happen.
With publicity in media today, we’re concerned with things like shark attacks, flesh-eating bacteria and plane crashes. While these accidents do happen, there are many other strange mishaps that claim more lives; like coconuts.
Yes – coconuts can be deadlier than shark attacks. In fact, about 150 people are killed each year from falling coconuts. On average, a deadly shark attack only happens once every two years in the United States.
A New York personal injury attorney at Cellino & Barnes said no matter how bizarre the circumstances around an injury are, there could be ways to legally obtain financial recovery.
“If your safety is ever compromised because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation in New York,” personal injury attorney Steve Barnes said. “It’s always worth calling one of our lawyers for a free evaluation – a claim could pay off your medical bills and recover any lost wages you had as a result of your injury.”
Wind, ladders, horses, bees, and champagne corks are each responsible for more than 20 deaths each year. So, on New Year’s Eve, don’t be a show-off – put safety first when you’re opening that bottle of champagne because it’s difficult to predict where that cork is going.
Here are a few more:
- Mosquitoes – About 800,000 people are killed by disease-carrying mosquitoes
- Raw meat – Not just an upset stomach: more than 5,000 Americans die from uncooked food
- Cooked meat – Even the cooked food can be a choking hazard, resulting in 3,000 deaths each year
- Ants – Responsible for killing about 50 people each year. Avoid the fire ants.
- Hippos – You might have heard they’re the deadliest animal on Earth; claiming nearly 3,000 lives each year.
- Being Left-Handed – Yes, we left-handers are often neglected. Many products are designed for right-handed people and trying to use these items can sometimes be a challenge. Electricity can be fatal as the current could run closer to vital organs if you’re lefty.
Recently, one many filed a lawsuit after a 16-pound pine cone fell on his head in San Francisco. Ouch.
New York personal injury attorneys suggest speaking with an experienced lawyer if you’ve been injured. It’s a free call and many times a claim can spark changes – helping to prevent your accident from happening to someone else.