At the current rate of accidental deaths in the United States, what is the average lifetime chance of dying from an accident?
In 2017, there were 169,936 fatal accidents in the United States, and the average U.S. life expectancy was 78.6 years. As determined by calculations developed by a licensed actuary and checked by a PhD. mathematician, these figures amount to a 1 in 25 chance of dying from an accident over the course of a lifetime. The most common causes of accidental death are poisoning, motor vehicles, and falls.