Jump to Content

New York Among Safest States in the Nation

/ Personal Injury /

New York, California Among Safest States in the NationNEW YORK – In the United States, there are almost 193,000 deaths resulting from injuries each year. On average, 58 people out of every 100,000 are killed by injuries such as falls, car crashes, overdoses, and fires. Of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, New York was found to be some of the safest, according to a report funded by Trust for America’s Health.

Researchers analyzed statistics on both unintentional and intentional injuries by state between 2011 and 2013. Breaking New York averaged 40.3 injury-related deaths per 100,000 people, the lowest death rate.

New York personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes said it’s not surprising to see the Empire State was considered one of the safest in the country.

“Lawmakers have taken steps to prevent deadly injuries in New York,” personal injury attorney Ross Cellino said. “Studies have shown that public safety strategies like seat belts and bike helmets can save lives and New York has very strict laws when it comes to safety.”

The firm’s personal injury attorneys say they’ve been analyzing accident scenarios across the nation for years and safety has certainly improved.

“Injuries don’t just happen at random. They can actually be very predictable in New York,” personal injury attorney Steve Barnes said. “The city has taken many steps in recent years to improve workplace safety and minimize the number of car accidents.”

While car accidents and workplace injuries have been trending downward across the country, drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury-related deaths, at almost 44,000 each year. Researchers noted these deaths have more than doubled in the past 14 years. Overdose deaths now exceed car crash-related deaths in 36 states, researchers said.

Analysts recommended increasing access to substance abuse programs in many states.

The final report card graded states based on injury-prevention laws and programs. Only New York scored a 9 out of 10 points.

Four other states scored the lowest 2 points; including Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Montana.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

Read more →

Recent Tweets

Social Accounts


Office Locations

350 Main Street
2500 Main Place Twr
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Grider Street Office
451 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Garden City
600 Old Country Rd
Suite 412
Garden City, NY 11530
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

420 Lexington Ave
21st Floor
New York, NY 10170
(800) 888-8888
Maps & Directions

532 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, NY
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

16 W. Main Street
Powers Building, Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions


Free Case Evaluation

Fields marked with a * are required
↑ Top