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How Long Can Humans Live

What Are the Top Causes of Wrongful Death in Florida?

The answer of how long you will live is not a new one nor is it one that is only asked by certain nationalities, genders, or creeds. This question is a basic human inquiry that at some point, most people will wonder about. Thinking about one’s mortality is ironically, part of life. The problem is, while the most esteemed research institutions and theological minds can talk about lifespan, no one truly knows their own date of expiration. The saying that “tomorrow is not guaranteed and promised to no one” has certainly been proven true since the dawn of man.

Every day that we live on this planet we make calculations of the risks we are willing to take. Nonetheless, there are risks in everything around us so even when we are not actively thinking about our own safety, each choice we make is consequential. And unless a person is thinking about their own demise actively on a daily basis, each step we take, every breath we take, and every action we engage in has some amount of peril. Though, some actions are far more dangerous to our health, wellbeing, and thus, our longevity than others.

Top Causes of Death 

How Long Can Humans LiveAround the world, the World Health Organization identifies the following five causes of death to be the most that were reported in 2019:

  1. Heart attack
  2. Stroke
  3. Pulmonary disease
  4. Lower respiratory infections
  5. Unborn and newly born infant death

Here in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the following were responsible for most deaths in the country in 2020:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Various forms of cancer
  3. Complications from COVID-19
  4. Unintentional injuries
  5. Stroke

Throughout the globe as well as in America, various forms of the disease are such a severe problem that it is behind the majority of deaths that take place each year. But, with the United States reporting some of the most types of unintentional injury accidents each year being deadly, having car accidents at the top, this makes the United States a very risky place to drive.

Every state in the nation differs in terms of how many deadly crashes are reported each year. The state of Florida regularly tops the list of the most deadly states to drive in. In 2020, Florida was number three on the list for the most deadly crashes just behind Texas at number two, and California lead the list at number one.

Depending on the severity and details of a car accident, victims who suffer damages may be able to recover their financial losses. Filing a Florida personal injury claim can help a victim get the money they need to pay for such losses including expensive medical care, costly property damage repairs, pain and suffering, or lost wages to name some.

Working with an attorney when filing a personal injury claim is generally good advice, as a legal professional has certain skillsets and knowledge that can increase the chances of securing fair compensation from the insurance company. Unless a victim understands Florida personal injury law, possesses tactical negotiation abilities, is well versed in litigation, and knows how to properly value their situation, it is best to let the professionals handle all of these aspects and more, that come with the personal injury claim process. The Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates are here for you when you decide to take legal action to obtain the compensation you need pay for your damages.

How Long do People Live on Average?

According to data from the CDC, as of 2020, the average life expectancy of the U.S. population was about 77 years. The life expectancy of your normal American actually declined by 1.8 years from the previous expectation in 2019. In 2019, it was estimated that the average life expectancy was 78.8 years.

When broken down by sex, women still hold the trend of living longer than their male counterparts. In 2020, men had an average life expectancy of 74.2 years versus females who could be reasonably expected to live to 79.9 years of age. Still, in 2019, men had an average life expectancy of 76.3 years while women, on the other hand, had 81.4 years.

When you consider America’s average life expectancy to the rest of the world, the life expectancy is just a bit below other countries considered wealthy. Australia, Spain, Sweden, and Norway had a life expectancy in 2019 in excess of 80 years of age. These countries varied between 80 and 84 years of age compared to the United States which was just shy of 80 years of age. That year, Japan had the highest life expectancy at almost 85 years of age.

By contrast, countries that had the lowest life expectancy were all situated in Africa. Nigeria, Chad, and Sierra Leone, for example, only had a life expectancy of a bit under 55 years of age. The country with the least longevity was the Central African Republic. Here, the average life expectancy was 53.3 years of age.

There are many factors that go into how long a person will live and some of what determines the length of time one is on the earth comes down to factors that are uncontrollable. Disease development, genetics, environment, lifestyle choices, violence, and unintentional injuries all play a part.

What to do If You Lost a Loved One From Another’s Negligence?

Death is never easy for the loved ones left behind no matter what the cause. But when a deadly accident happens that takes a life and it could have been avoided if better decisions were made, this can make the mourning process even more difficult and distressing. 

When a careless act of another is what causes your loss, it is likely thinking about your legal rights is not at the forefront of your mind. However, you may be able to obtain compensation on behalf of your loved one.

No amount of money can relieve the pain of losing a loved one, but financial compensation can help you with many of the expensive damages that you will be faced in the aftermath of a deadly accident. The Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys at Sheftall Law can assist you with your claim.

Speak to a Jacksonville Wrongful Death Attorney Today

After a traumatizing and painful wrongful death experience, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses. Call Sheftall Law today to schedule a free consultation with a Jacksonville personal injury attorney to learn more at 904-647-2296.