Do you ever stop to think about the most dangerous thing that you do? People often get worried about their safety when they have to get on a plane, when they engage in a high-risk sport like rock climbing or when they do something out of the ordinary, like going up in a hot air balloon.
What you’re really worried about in all of these instances, though, is just how different the activity feels. That’s what puts you on edge. You’re not comfortable with it, but that doesn’t mean it’s more dangerous than some other things you may do quite regularly.
For instance, some studies have found that you have a one out of 11 million chance of passing away in a plane crash. Plane crashes do happen, and they’re quite prominent on the news when they do. But flying is incredibly safe in the vast majority of cases. However, your odds of passing away in a car accident are vastly higher. Some put it at one in 5,000. Other estimates put it even higher. No matter the exact number, it’s clearly more dangerous than planes, hot air balloons, shark attacks, lightning strikes, or any number of other things people worry about.
For most of us, riding in the car is the most dangerous thing we do. You feel safe as you settle in with your heated seat and your audiobook and your cup of coffee. But the risks you face are massive, and you may face them every single day on your commute.
If you do get involved in an accident and you suffer injuries, be sure you know what legal options you have to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. An experienced attorney can help ensure the process is fair to you.