Top 4 Most Common Personal Injury Cases

Top 4 Most Common Personal Injury Cases

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Personal injury cases are very common in the United States. If you look at car accidents alone, they can reach at least 180,000 accidents in a year. A good percentage of these cases even involve injuries.

However, car accidents are not the only type of personal injury case. There are lots more and they even go beyond the 180,000 total of car accidents. Here are 4 of the most common personal injury cases and the differences of each.

    1. Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases refer to accidents that involve slipping and falling, hence the name. It is a type of personal injury case wherein the person who slipped sustained an injury.

In the United States, there are at least 8 million cases of slip and fall. A million of them need emergency care. If you can just imagine, it’s around 2,700 people who are brought to an emergency room to be treated from a slip and fall scenario. 5% of these people get broken bones or fractures.

Slip and fall accidents occur everywhere – offices, construction sites, homes, and even public spaces. When these things happen, make sure to speak with a lawyer so they can keep your best interests when facing the negligent party.

    2. Defective Product Cases

Defective product cases refer to cases where a person is injured as a result of a defective or dangerous product. If you have experienced getting harmed because of a product that did not work well, then you can file this type of case.

This type of case covers misleading manuals and improper warnings placed on products. It also covers products like food, drugs, toys, medical devices, and other types of products found in the market. Just like slip and fall cases, it is very important to have someone represent you when you sue the party that’s responsible. This is because parties at fault can be companies, people, and even the government.

    3. Medical Malpractice Cases

In 2018, John Hopkins University claimed that there are at least 250,000 people in the U.S.A. who die because of medical malpractice. This is the 3rd leading cause of death next to heart disease and cancer.

According to Dr. Martin Makary of the University, medical malpractice can be a result of poorly skilled staff, errors in judgment, or system defects. Sometimes, it can also be caused by an adverse effect that can be prevented.

While killing a person or causing them to have a health complication is not the intention of any medical staff, there are cases when these people make mistakes. When a mistake caused a person to be harmed, the family of the patient can file for a medical malpractice case.

  4. Dog Bite Cases

Believe it or not, there are at least 4.7 million cases of a dog bite in the United States each year. According to the Center for Disease and Control, around 800,000 have to go through medical care.

Dog bite cases result when a dog bites a person in spite of them receiving anti-rabies vaccination. Since dog bites are a serious injury, they should not be taken lightly even if it’s just your friend’s dog. For cases like this, make sure to ask your lawyer if a lawsuit should be filed.

As you can see, there are a lot of other personal injury cases happening around the United States. While car injuries are the most common, you should never take your own personal injury case for granted. If you are experiencing other types of personal injury, contact Aronberg Law right away. They will give you the assistance and guidance you need.