4 Most Common Types Of Personal Injuries

Law Articles

Personal injury suits are among the most common types of lawsuits that are filed in the United States. Essentially, a personal injury claim is a claim that states that an entity, whether it be a business, a person, or a group of people are at fault for an injury that is incurred by another party. Whether you are a potential plaintiff or defendant of such a case, it is important to make your self aware of the reasons for which you can file a personal injury suit. Included throughout the course of this brief article is a list of the 4 most common types of personal injuries for which a person can file a personal injury suit. Discover more on personal injury below. 

Motor Accidents

Automobile accidents are, by far and away, the most common reason that someone files a personal injury suit against another person. According the United States Department of Transportation, over 2 million people were injured in automobile accidents in 2013 alone. The two most common types of vehicles that produce the worst accidents are semi-trucks, due to their massive size, and motorcycles, due to the fact that they offer little in the way of protection. Distracted driving, excessive fatigue, poor road conditions, disobeying traffic signals and laws and driving while consuming alcohol are all common reasons why people become involved in automobile accidents.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the phenomenon that occurs when 1 of 2 things occurs during your medical goings on: the first thing that can happen is that a licensed physician or health professional did not give you treatment that met or exceeded the rigorous standards of the profession; the second thing that could have occurred was that a person was given treatment by someone who falsified their credentials as a physician or a licensed health professional. Either way, if you have experienced one of these two phenomena, you should feel more than free to file a personal injury suit against the individual or individuals in question.

Slip And Fall

Slip and fall cases are yet another extremely common form of personal injury that is grounds for a personal injury suit. Slip and fall cases can take place practically anywhere, from a personal, private residence, to a place of business or store front, to a parking lot or playground. In these cases, it is the plaintiff's job to prove that the defendant was negligent in providing an area that was suitable for a person to move freely about. Basically, it must be proven that the defendant did not adequately clear his or her grounds such that it created conditions so that the plaintiff slipped and fell, potentially injuring his or her self.

Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can provide people with numerous reasons to file a personal injury suit, from anything involving a wrongful death to an injury incurred due to reckless driving on behalf of the pilot of the boat. Boating accidents are not merely confined to accidents that happen on or around a boat, but rather they extend to all forms of recreational and residential water based crafts. Houseboats, jet skis and even barges can be considered "boats" under the rubric of "boating accidents". Inexperienced operators, excessive speed or a pilot under the influence of drugs or alcohol can all lead to potential personal injury suits.

Personal injury suits have always been common in United States courthouses and with the advent of new technology and the lowering of the cost of legal advice, they are becoming even more common. If you think you have been wronged in a way that is commiserate with what constitutes a personal injury suit, contact your attorney as soon as you can.


29 July 2015

Dealing with Estate Planning When You're Single

Too many single people assume they don't need to plan their estate. My brother fell into this category, and his unexpected passing left our entire family struggling to deal with his home, belongings, and financial accounts. It took nearly three years for the courts to set up a deal because he left no paperwork detailing how he wanted his estate divided. The situation immediately convinced me to work on my own estate, even though I'm still in my early 30's and don't have children or a spouse to worry about. Since it's a little harder to pick beneficiaries and estate managers when you're single, I collected the resources I used for making my own decisions and decided to publish them here on my blog. Use these resources before talking to an estate planning attorney so you're prepared for making hard decisions.