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The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Unfortunately, accidents of all kinds happen at a devastating rate across the United States, including more than 10 million motor vehicle accidents and 195,000 preventable medical error-related fatalities each and every year. For this reason, it is no surprise that countless victims subsequently pursue compensation for their injuries through a personal injury claim. Personal injury law is expansive, as it covers an innumerable amount of negligently caused accidents and dangerous liabilities, and can essentially account for any instance in which someone unintentionally causes another harm through careless and/or reckless actions. Specifically in the U.S., however, certain types of claims are filed more frequently than others.

Hands down, the most frequently pursued type of personal injury claim is related to injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. With an overwhelming majority of the population taking to their cars, trucks and motorcycles as a primary means of transportation, accidents are inevitable. When a driver decides to engage in unlawful behaviors while behind the wheel, however-like texting and/or talking on a cell phone while driving, drunk driving, driving recklessly, or otherwise endangering fellow drivers out on the road-they can be held liable for the harm that they consequently cause. Because of this, negligently injured victims across the U.S. decide to take the appropriate legal action.

Secondly, medical malpractice is an increasingly problematic reality for thousands of victims each year. Although the number of related claims that are being filed against negligent medical professionals has decreased in recent years, the number of cases being reported is still substantial. Among these claims, instances of defective devices, medication errors, and surgical mistakes are not uncommon. Unfortunately, errors on this scale often result in irreversible damage or even death. Similarly, premises liability accidents affect a rising number of the population, as well, and have been known to cause life-altering injuries and permanent debilitation. Most often, slip and fall accidents result from the hazardous conditions of a poorly maintained property.

When a property owner and/or manager-including residential and public properties-fails to provide a safe environment for any visitors, they may be held liable for any resulting harm. This can include instances of leaving a spill on the floor, failing to remove ice or snow from a walkway or even neglecting to fix a broken step. When a visitor suffers an injury as a result, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been caused harm in a similar type of accident, or due to any other type of liability, you should not hesitate to exercise your rights to claim compensation. By contacting a knowledgeable attorney from our firm, you can discuss the circumstances of your case and figure out a viable way in which to proceed.

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