Last Updated on June 23, 2021 by Arina
Hello friends how are you all? Today we are going to talk about Personal Injury Statistics: The Leading Causes Of Injury Claims. Personal injury law covers a broad range of injuries, although what defines the legal right to file a personal injury claim is the provable liability of another party. Therefore, even enduring an injury while visiting a friend’s home due to neglected property maintenance can be considered a personal injury claim. However, some injury cases are far more common than others, and knowing the facts will help you avoid an injury. Here are the statistics for personal injury cases.
Personal Injury Statistics: The Leading Causes Of Injury Claims
Road Accident Injuries
Road accidents are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States of America. However, road accidents are a global problem. According to statistics, a staggering total of just under 46,000 fatalities were recorded between 2001 and the year 2005 due to road accidents. In addition, a total of just over 2,700,000 injuries were recorded in the same time frame for road accidents.
Unfortunately, according to the statistics, the leading cause of road accidents is drunk driving, as almost 17,000 accidents recorded involved alcohol-related collisions. If you were in a vehicle collision, it is vital to consult an expert lawyer to ensure compensation for your unfortunate and traumatizing experience.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice is a lot more common than most of us would like to believe. And the statistics show that up to 90 percent of malpractice cases result in death or permanent injury. Because malpractice also refers to misdiagnosis, incorrect medication doses, and other instances, malpractice is unfortunately quite prominent worldwide.
Slip And Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries can occur practically anywhere; at work, while shopping, or even while visiting the local park. As a result, these personal injury cases are prevalent, and the injuries sustained by plaintiffs are often severe. In 2005, almost 18,000 slip and fall cases were recorded in America.
Because a slip and fall accident can lead to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other severe and life-altering injuries, you should consult a lawyer if you have experienced a slip and fall accident that left you physically injured.
Dog Bites And Attacks
Dog bites and attacks can be understandably traumatizing for anyone, and as a result, pain and suffering or emotional distress damages are frequent in these personal injury cases. Roughly 4.7million dog bites are recorded every year in the United States alone. This may be because most people have a canine pet.
However, only 16 fatalities are recorded annually on average. Experiencing a dog attack can be traumatizing, which is why it is vital to seek legal representation as a large number of children endure dog bites. Seeking compensation and justice will ensure that dangerous dog breeds are prevented from attacking again.
Enduring a personal injury can be devastating, whether a dog attack or a car accident that left you hospitalized. However, even if your experience did not leave you with crippling injuries, you are still legally entitled to claim compensation for minor injuries. In addition, you can also claim for emotional distress damages even if you did not sustain any physical injuries.