A personal injury is any bodily injury that occurs due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of another person or organization. A personal injury can be either physical or psychological, and several types of accidents can be the cause of a personal injury. The following are a few of the most common:
The most common cause of a personal injury is an auto accident. According to the National Safety Council, there are more than 40,000 motor vehicle fatalities every year. The most common injuries sustained from a car accident are brain, head, neck and back injuries. If you are injured in a car accident and have sustained any form of injury you have two options:
- You can work with the other party’s attorney (which could put you at a major disadvantage).
- You can hire your own attorney.
By hiring your own attorney, you are limiting the risk of being taking advantage of by the other party’s attorney. Having someone on your side that knows the system will give you the chance to receive the benefits you deserve from the accident.
In the past 20 years, trucking accidents have increased by 20 percent. With the large size of these trucks, this type of accident could have a devastating outcome. A major issue with the trucking business is that there are not enough qualified drivers for the number of jobs that need to be filled. This means unqualified drivers are getting jobs and working more hours than they should be.
A truck accident involving actor Tracy Morgan recently occurred in New Jersey. This accident shines a light on why it is so important for these truckers to get off the road and find a place to get a reasonable amount of sleep. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, call an attorney right away to find out what records you need to obtain to make your case.
Slip and Fall
According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. A slip and fall are caused by a wet or slippery substance on the ground. For example; water or ice, spilled objects, or round items such as marbles. Injuries that are most commonly associated with a slip and fall are on the back of the head, neck, back or hip. Though slip and falls can happen anywhere, some of the most common places are grocery stores, restaurants, stairways and cruises. On a cruise line, slip and falls are the number one cause of a personal injury, and they usually occur on or around the pool deck. This area is usually outside and is one of the most populated areas on the ship.
Another fall would be a trip and fall. In this case, a fixed object or uneven surface in your direct path will cause you to stumble. Both slip and fall and trip and falls can occur because of someone else’s negligence and therefore are personal injuries. If you have been injured due to any of these accidents or a different type of accident you believe was caused by another person’s negligence, don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation. Some injury victims have a limited amount of time to file a claim after their accident, so it is important to hire an experienced Florida Personal Injury attorney who will fight to get you what you deserve.