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3 Most Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

3 Most Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

3 Most Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury cases arise when someone has suffered harm from an accident or injury that someone else might be legally responsible for. Here are the three most common personal injury lawsuits.

Auto Accidents

On average, 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year. In fact, vehicle accident injuries are the leading cause of personal injuries. Auto accidents result in a range of outcomes from property damage, to injury, to death. Believe it or not, only 11% of traffic fatalities involve bad weather conditions. The majority of auto accidents are caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence, speeding, or distracted driving. Negligent drivers should be held responsible for the damages incurred by the victims, anywhere from the damage to the vehicle to medical expenses for the victim.

Slip & Fall (Premises Liability)

There are many hazardous conditions in a work place that can lead to personal injury. The most common of these conditions is slipping hazards. Although it sounds silly, slip and fall accidents account for nearly 2 million emergency room visits per year. Injuries range from bumps and bruises to serious brain damage or broken bones. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. If the hazard cannot be resolved immediately, the property owner must provide adequate warning and precautions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in estimated ranks is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs when a patient is harmed or injured by a mistaken diagnosis or improper treatment by a medical professional. Medical malpractice can take place on the diagnosis, treatment, or after treatment level. Patients and their loved ones put their trust in the medical teams that administer their treatment. Failure to diagnose, improper treatment, and failure to communicate potential side effects are mistakes that no patient should ever have to endure.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in any way, contact The Cochran Firm of the Mid-South today for a free consultation.