Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
No two accidents are alike, meaning that no two personal injury cases are alike, either. However, there are some common types of cases that result from common accidents, some of which we have provided examples of below.
In 2018, Duval County had a total of 24,212 reported car accidents, which resulted in 143 fatalities and 13,858 injuries. As you can imagine, most of these accidents had someone who was responsible for the crash, and someone who was a victim of the crash, meaning that many of these accidents resulted in insurance claims filed by the victims. In all of Florida, there were a total of 403,626 reported crashes in 2018. What this shows, beyond the actual crash statistics, is that insurance companies have a LOT of practice settling claims each year, meaning that you are going up against a highly experienced team of professionals who are focused entirely on paying you as little as possible.
Duval County had 435 motorcycle accidents in 2018, out of a total of 9,143 motorcycle accidents across the state. Motorcycle accidents are unique in that the motorcycle riders typically suffer far greater damages than those in the other vehicle involved in the accident, due to the fact that motorcycle riders are not protected by the frame of the vehicle, airbags, safety restraints, or any other of the safety devices that a car has. In addition, motorcycles are at greater risk of accidents to begin with (especially in Florida), meaning that the likelihood of an accident is higher as well.
A typical long-haul truck driver will drive 100,000 miles or more each year, which means they spent significantly more time on the road than your average passenger vehicle driver or motorcycle driver. This is one of many reasons why commercial drivers are held to a much higher standard, such as a commercial driver’s license and a variety of certifications depending on the nature of the cargo that they are hauling, and the vehicle that they use. Commercial truck drivers are very responsible, but an accident with a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler can be devastating.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you visit someone else’s property, whether it is someone else’s private residence, a government building, a shopping mall, or a supermarket, you have every right to expect that the individual or group in charge of property management has taken the appropriate measures to provide you with a safe and hazard-free experience. However, sometimes the responsible party fails this duty and you may be injured due to an avoidable hazard such as falling over a broken stair tread, and exposed pipe, a hole in the sidewalk, or a slippery floor. These injuries are all covered under “premise liability” laws, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
When you purchase a product, it is expected that the manufacturers, designers, distributors, and advertisers have all taken the appropriate steps to alert you of any possible hazards, illustrate the proper usage, and ensured that there are no defects in the product that may cause harm. In most cases the products are fine, and most injuries come from user error. However, there are many instances where a user is injured due to things like design defects, false advertising, manufacturing issues, or other problems that cause an accident and the user is entitled to compensation as a result. If you are uncertain of your options in this situation, contact 1-800-Injured to connect with an attorney today.
Seeing a doctor or another trained medical professional usually comes with the trust that the medical professional will take all necessary precautions to provide you with reasonable care in accordance with current best practices. However, there are many times when a doctor or medical professional gives a patient flawed medical advice that leads to further injuries, such as a misdiagnosis, improper treatment, or a prescription error that causes serious harm. If you have been injured as a result of your medical care, then you may be entitled to compensation in the form of a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. To learn more, connect with an attorney through 1-800-Injured today.