Types Of Injury Cases
There are several different categories for injuries caused by negligence, including:
Motor Vehicle Injuries
According to PennDOT, there were over 127,000 total crashes in Pennsylvania in 2015. In over 59,000 of these accidents, at least one person was injured. In over 1,100, there was at least one fatality. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the US and cause some of the most debilitating injuries. Types of car accidents include:
Negligence can take many different forms. Some specific common examples include:
Other types of motor vehicle accidents include:
If you were involved in an accident and believe another driver's negligence contributed to your subsequent injuries, we recommend contacting an experienced car accident attorney as soon as you can. You don't deserve to fight this struggle alone.
Slips, Trips, & Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death in the US. Many of these incidents could have easily been avoided if a property owner had fulfilled their duty of care. All property owners are required to keep their properties free of hazards which could cause an injury. Common examples of slip and fall hazards include:
These cases are often complicated and require thorough research and evidence gathering. If you think you may have a case, gather important documents such as medical bills and photos of your injuries and the scene before consulting with a personal injury lawyer.
Dog Bite Injuries
Each year, roughly 750,000 Americans require some form of medical treatment for dog bite injuries, both physical and psychological. The seriousness of the injuries determines your legal options. Severe injuries allow for full compensation, while non-severe ones only allow compensation for medical expenses. Dog bite cases are complex, and they usually require the assistance of an attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania's dog laws.
Construction Worker Injuries
Construction is the most dangerous industry for workers in America today. One out of every ten construction workers can expect to be injured each year and one out of five workplace fatalities occur at construction sites. Common types of accidents include:
According to the Workers' Compensation Law, employees are not permitted to sue employers for workplace injuries except in cases of gross misconduct. However, construction sites are often made up of many third parties (such as subcontractors and architects) who may be held liable in personal injury cases.
There are approximately 76 infants born with injuries on a daily basis. Many of these injuries result from unavoidable circumstances, but many others are caused by medical negligence. Common birth injuries include:
Medical malpractice differs from personal injury, but many of the same principles apply. In either case, determining liability is all about proving negligence.