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Unintentional Injuries

Injuries are not accidents--they can be prevented. Injuries are not random, uncontrollable events, but rather predictable and preventable incidences with identifiable causes. Unintentional injuries are events that happen which are not deliberate or done with purpose.

In 2020, there were 4,594 Alabama deaths due to injuries. Of those deaths, 3,006 (65%) were due to unintentional injuries.

View a larger image of the U.S. statistics. Image Source: CDC.


Examples of unintentional injuries include the following:

5 Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury in Alabama

  1. Poisoning
  2. Motor Vehicle Crashes
  3. Falls
  4. Unspecified
  5. Fire/Burn

Page last updated: June 28, 2023