The most common types of lawsuits filed every year are personal injury claims. The purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate those who have been injured or harmed by the negligence of others. There are many different forms of personal injuries that can occur. Below are the five most common types of personal injury.
1. Auto Accidents
There are more than six million automobile accidents reported each year. Some of these are caused by distracted drivers, weather conditions, road maintenance and drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Millions of people are hurt in these types of accidents every year, and many suffer from serious injuries. It’s important to always see a doctor after an auto accident.
2. Slip and Fall
Millions of people are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. Slip and falls are very common and are the leading cause of injury related deaths for adults age 65 and older. Tens of thousands of Americans sue every year because they end up falling and getting hurt on public or private property. Negligence injuries usually occur in a public area. Those who end up falling usually suffer from damage to the head, hips, neck, and spine.
3. Work Related
Work related injuries, fatal and non-fatal, account for a large number of personal injury claims. Some of these injuries are the result of repetitive movements and stress injuries on the body. If you sustain an injury at work then you should file a worker’s compensation claim. Your employer is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
4. Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional doesn’t provide adequate levels of care and their patient is hurt as a result. In order to file a claim, you must be able to prove that their injuries are the result of the doctor’s or hospital’s negligence.
5. Defective products
Defective products cause thousands of injuries every year. Defective products that are manufactured can cause serious injuries and even death to people who use these faulty products. For example: 500,000 hoverboards were recalled due to fires and explosions. This product caused more than 60 hoverboard fires in more than 20 states.
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