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On The Table Read, the “Best Entertainment Celebrity Magazine in the UK“, Downtown LA Law share the most frequently occurring injuries that happen in the Final Destination film franchise.

Ahead of horror film franchise Final Destination’s 22nd anniversary this year, a leading injury law firm has revealed which injuries from the films occur the most in the real world. By analysing data from more than 300,000 ER visits and the five movies, it was discovered that injuries sustained from a ladder was the top ‘Final Destination injury’, followed by scaling a fence and weight training.

Tanning bed injuries were named as the least frequent ‘Final Destination injury’, with one tanning bed-related injury reported in the United States.

Final Destination Inuries

One of LA’s leading personal injury law firms has revealed the ‘Final Destination injuries’ that occur the most in the real world, with injuries involving a ladder the most common. 

Exactly 4,162 people were reported to have sustained an injury from a ladder in 2019 in the US, according to the latest data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), mirroring the scene from Final Destination 2, where character Evan Lewis’ eye is gouged out by a falling fire escape ladder.

Downtown LA Law tracked every type of death recorded in each of the five instalments of the Final Destination franchise, to compare them against actual injury data from the last recorded year in the US*. 

Ten Most Common Final Destination Injuries

The ten most common ‘Final Destination injuries’, and the number of real life occurrences* are:

  1. Ladder-related injury  (Final Destination 2 – eye gouged out by a falling fire escape ladder) – 4,162
  2. Scaling/moving fences (Final Destination 5 – cut in half by a metal fence) – 2,121
  3. Lifting weights (Final Destination 3 – crushed by weights) – 930
  4. Scolded with oil – (Final Destination 5 – oil truck spill) – 335
  5. Lawn Mower accidents – (The Final Destination – rock shot through eye socket by a lawn mower) – 229
  6. Escalator malfunctions/trips (The Final Destination – caught in escalator gears) – 211
  7. Shot with a nail gun (Final Destination 3 – shot by a nail gun) – 160
  8. Roller coasters accidents (Final Destination 3 – roller coaster crash) – 14
  9. Barbecue burns (Final Destination 2 – barbecue explosion) – 10
  10. Tanning bed burns (Final Destination 3 – tanning bed set on fire) – 1

A full breakdown of the data can be found here: https://downtownlalaw.com/are-you-a-final-destination-fan-these-are-the-injuries-most-likely-to-happen-in-real-life/ 

The research also revealed that  ‘explosions’ were the most common cause of death in the Final Destination films, with 398 casualties, while ‘falling’ was the most common cause for injury in the United States since 2019 accounting for 125,821 injuries.

The Final Destination Film Franchise

Nearing its 22nd anniversary this year, the Final Destination film franchise tells the stories of survivors who have premonitions of their deaths, allowing them to ‘cheat death’. However they soon learn that death is inescapable, and are then killed in strange and unpredictable ways.

Downtown L.A. Law Group is a multilingual law firm operating in California that specialise in accidents and injury cases such as vehicle accidents, dog bites and attacks, slip or trip and falls, or any other accident resulting from negligence or wrongdoing of others.

Farid Yaghoubtil, Senior Trial Attorney at Downtown L.A Law Group, says:

“When looking for film franchises which highlight the wacky and strange ways people can get injured, you don’t need to look any further than Final Destination. Delving into the deaths across the entirety of the franchise though, even I was surprised at just how creative and imaginative the teams working on the films had been.

“The purpose of the research was to establish how, even though a lot of the casualties in the films are very strange, being injured is something that can happen at any time, and can also happen in extremely unusual circumstances. Looking at the NEISS data, this is certainly true – our hope is that the research will remind people to take care of themselves in every situation.”

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