Top Causes of Personal Injury: Know the Risks
Personal injury cases are the most common lawsuits, with as many as 500,000 cases filed each year in the US. The vast majority don’t go to court, with insurers and defendants choosing to settle out of court to keep costs lower. Sadly, there are many reasons why you may end up injured and in this article, we discuss the top causes of personal injury claims.
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in almost every country in the world. In the United States alone, almost 2.5 million people are injured in car accidents every year. Car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries such as spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury. The consequences of car accidents go beyond physical injury and can also cause emotional and financial damage to the victims and their families.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common in the workplace, on public property, or in private premises such as homes or shopping malls. A slip and fall can occur due to a wet floor, loose carpet, or any hazardous surface. Slip and fall accidents can result in minor injuries like sprains to more serious ones, like brain damage. These injuries can hinder mobility and significantly impact the quality of life of the victim.
Medical malpractice claims arise when a medical professional harms a patient by providing substandard medical care. Injuries sustained due to medical malpractice can happen while undergoing surgery, during childbirth, or while undergoing treatment. Common injuries include permanent disability, amputation, and death. Medical malpractice claims often involve litigation and require a significant amount of time and investment in legal proceedings.
Sometimes, a product can cause harm or injury due to a defective design, manufacturing error, or neglect in labeling instructions or warnings. Product liability claims can arise from defective products such as motor vehicles, appliances, and even toys. Product liability can lead to severe injuries such as burns, head injuries, and even death.
Workplace accidents can occur in any industry and can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to serious injuries such as spinal cord damage, amputations, and traumatic brain injury. Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workplaces are safe and free from hazards. When an employer fails to protect employees from dangerous conditions, they can be held liable for the harm caused.
Dogs are much-loved pets, but dog bites can happen to anyone, at any time, and can cause serious injuries such as lacerations, infections, and even fractures. Some people even suffer from psychological trauma following the incident.
While prevention is always the best cure, it is essential to know your options and seek legal advice in cases where you have been injured or harmed by the actions of another. By holding others accountable, lawyers can ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve, which will greatly reduce the burden of the physical, emotional, and financial consequences that the injuries may cause.
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