The 3 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is one of the most common reasons for lawsuits in the United States. Various cases exist which can qualify as personal injury. Below are 3 of the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits:

Traffic Accidents

 In 2011, there were 786 cars for every 1000 people in the United States. In 2012, there were 33,561 highway deaths due to traffic accidents, an increase of over 1,000 fatalities from the year before.

While many of these accidents were due to hazardous driving conditions, numerous resulted from the inattention of other drivers. Most personal injury claims from traffic accidents are due to the guilty party texting, eating, talking on a cell phone, or handling personal hygiene routines while driving.

Medical Malpractice

 These claims are often in tricky moral territory, as many accidents happen during high risk surgeries that were simply unavoidable. When an injury occurs due to a surgeon’s honest attempt to correct a more serious problem, it doesn’t always seem fair to punish the physician.

However, certain medical malpractice cases are quite easy to conclude. When a physician or a surgeon gives improper care or false information to a patient due to their own incompetence, there is little excuse. If an injury was caused due to a healthcare professional being impaired on the job by alcohol or drugs, then the medical malpractice case is cut and dry.

Work Related Injuries

With most jobs, there is a chance of becoming injured during the course of performing daily work activities. For situations in which the victim was injured in the workplace through no fault of their own, a personal injury suit is a valid option.

Whenever a personal injury claim is filed, the victim must determine the amount of damages they wish to receive. Often, this means calculating healthcare costs, loss of income costs, any property damage costs, and often remuneration for emotional and mental damages, as well as the pain and suffering experienced. For assistance in determining this amount or for any other help with your personal injury suit, contact Brock and Stout Attorneys at Law.