According to the CDC’s latest report, an estimated 30 million people required medical attention for unintentional injuries that were a result of someone else’s actions or negligence. Personal injuries can cause financial hardship, emotional and personal stress, and even the loss of employment. Personal injury cases are best handled by an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Let’s look at some of the most common types of personal injury cases.
- Work-related Injuries
Traumatic occupational injuries or work-related injuries occur every day in the United States that result in time away from work. In 2020, an estimated 2.4 million workers sustained injuries that required initial treatment in the emergency department, followed by the need for extended recovery time, (cdc.gov). The leading causes of work-related injuries include slips, trips, and falls, contact with equipment, and over-exertion. Workmen’s compensation insurance can be difficult to navigate and hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will guarantee that you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a physician or other healthcare provider fails to provide ethical and responsible care to their patients. Injuries can be catastrophic, and result in permanent injury or even death. The process involved in medical malpractice claims is lengthy and requires an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate and prove the medical professional’s lack of duty of care, breach of duty, causation of injury, and damages. Common types of medical malpractice include anesthesia errors, medication errors, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and birth injuries.
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
Each year an estimated 3 million older people are treated in the emergency department because of slips, trips, and fall accidents, (cdc.gov). Wet floors, icy sidewalks, and broken or uneven steps are the most common examples of negligence that result in personal injuries such as broken bones or traumatic brain injury. Treatment and recovery are costly and having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side will help you receive fair compensation.
- Auto Accidents
The most common type of personal injury case involves auto accidents. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an estimated 2.28 million people were injured in auto accidents in 2020, (nhtsa.gov). Negligence in the form of reckless driving, driving under the influence, or distracted driving are the most common causes of auto accidents, and can be difficult to prove after the fact if you have been injured. Hiring a personal injury attorney to prove fault will help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you loved have suffered a personal injury as the result of someone else’s actions or negligence, you are not alone. Reginald Keith Davis is an experienced personal injury attorney that will negotiate with the insurance companies until you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact now @ (913) 299-8789 for your free and confidential consultation.