The Most Common Personal Injury Cases

The Most Common Personal Injury Cases

Motor Vehicle Accidents account for millions of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths each year. These accidents involve not only cars and trucks, but also pedestrians, bike riders, and motorcycles. These are the most common personal injury claims.

Slip and fall accidents can be a lot more dangerous than people may realize. Head, neck, and back injuries specifically can be quite devastating. In fact, falls are the most common cause of brain injuries. As a victim, these can cause you to miss extended periods of time from work, leading to significant financial loss. 

Medical Malpractice is the result of medical professionals, causing what are typically serious injuries. These are usually a result of improper care. Medical malpractice can take on many forms. These can include pharmacy errors, misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgery-related mistakes, and birth injuries. These are only a few of the medical malpractice types that exist. 

Assault, specifically around gun-related crimes, are very common. These injuries occur when a person decides to intentionally cause harm to another person. The criminal aspect of these cases is not unusual, that is to say, these cases are usually not as a result of negligence.

Workplace accident personal injury cases are filed by employees who get injured on the job. The injuries could arise as a result of unsafe working conditions, malfunctioning equipment, or insufficient training. This is among the most common types of personal injuries resulting in a large proportion of personal injury claims.

Premises liability accidents are accidents that can be caused by a defective or dangerous condition on someone’s land. Restaurants, stores, gas stations, or even a neighbors property (to name a few), these accidents can occur anywhere. As innocuous as these injuries may seem, they are the leading cause of brain injuries. These types of injuries can be devastating. 

Product liabilities occur as a result of some defective products finding their way into the consumer market. Testing products thoroughly is extremely important. While most businesses strictly adhere to the requirements of sound product manufacturing, there are still instances where faulty errors can result in injuries. 

It is important to understand that not all injuries are just physical. Defamation claims are personal injury cases where reputations and emotions are injured. Publicizing harmful information can have devastating results on a person’s life. Slander can lead to personal humiliation and the potential loss of earnings.

4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. As a result, many end up in the hospital. These cases can get tricky since the laws on dog bites vary by state. Laws with strict liability have the straightest line to a favorable outcome for a plaintiff.

If you are ever injured, reach out to Maes Law. We can evaluate your case and guide you if we see you may be due compensation. We will always have your best interest in mind.