Don’t Test Your Odds, Surprising Stats about Beating Death

Did you know your chances of being fatally struck by lightning is just 1 in 161,856? And your chances of being fatally injured in an airplane crash is 1 in nearly 10,000. Your chances of dying due to unintentional drowning? 1 in almost 2,000. While the actual likelihood of being fatally injured as a result of lightning, a plane crash, or drowning is quite low, many people have a disproportionate fear of these things.

So what stats should we play closer attention to? Over the course of your lifetime, approximately 1 in 114 people will die in a motor vehicle crash. 1 in 127 people will die in a fall down accident. 1 in 985 motorcyclists will die in a crash. These are stats worth paying attention to and things we should be mindful of. It’s alarming to thinking about these statistics in relation to the number of people you went to high school with, or the number of Facebook friends you have, or the number of people walking the streets with you at any given moment. By remaining informed and engaged we can all play a part in preventing serious injuries and deaths.

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Source: National Safety Council

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP