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Unexpected Odds and Disproportionate Fears

Posted by Mary Ann Gorman | Posted in Personal Injury News

The odds of dying from a lightning strike are one in 134,906. Are you afraid of dying from strange types of injuries or accidents? You’re more likely to die of disease.

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Heart Disease vs. Drowning

  • Odds of dying of heart disease: one in six.
  • Odds of drowning: one in 1,103.

Cancer vs. Air Travel Accident

  • Odds of dying of cancer: one in seven.
  • Odds of dying in an air travel accident: one in 7,178.

Stroke vs. Fireworks Discharge

  • Odds of dying of a stroke: one in 29.
  • Odds of dying because of a fireworks discharge: one in 652,046.

Firearm Assault vs. Wasp, Hornet, or Other Bee Sting.

  • Odds of dying of a firearm assault: one in 321.
  • Odds of dying due to a bee sting: one in 79,842.

Motor Vehicle Accident vs. Shark Attack

Falling vs. Flooding

  • Odds of dying in a fall: one in 163.
  • Odds of dying in a flood: one in 558,896.

Intentional Self Harm vs. Fire, Smoke, Flame

  • Odds of dying because of intentional self harm: one in 109.
  • Odds of dying due to fire, flame, or smoke: one 1,344.

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