Understanding the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

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Accidents are common, but jumping into litigation takes careful thought. 

The National Center for Health Statistics reports that about 31 million people are injured across our country each year that require medical treatment. Of these, some 2 million require some form of hospitalization. About 162,000 of these injuries are fatal.

Here’s a look at the most common personal injury claims. A consultation with a lawyer to review the specifics of your case will help determine if you should pursue it. 

Car Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports about 5.5 million car accidents in the U.S. each year. These lead to 3 million injuries, as well as 40,000 fatalities. 

In Florida, car accidents aren’t required to go to court. However, an attorney can help accident victims recover compensation through an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor (or another medical professional) who fails to their medical duties competently. 

But each state has its own set of rules for medical malpractice lawsuits. Florida has a statute of limitations on a claim. Become familiar with the law in Florida if you’re considering such a claim

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death. 

In Florida, the estate of the deceased person may bring a civil lawsuit seeking a legal solution and recovering damages or losses caused by the death. 

Take a look at the rules for Florida.

Defective Products

Defective product cases have a statute of limitations, and each state has its own rules. Here’s a state-by-state look at the time you have to file a claim if you’ve been injured using a product and want to recover losses. 

Workplace Accidents

If you’ve been injured on the job, settling a claim might require the assistance of an attorney. They can help you access the money you need faster.  

However, before signing any agreement, here’s a look at the kinds of settlements that are possible in Florida.

Unlike other states, Florida doesn’t use a formula to determine the value of a settlement. Insurance companies and lawyers base their offers and demands on these factors

Premise Liability (Slip and Fall)

Florida puts a four-year limit on your right to have a premise liability lawsuit heard in court. Cases are often determined by whether it was the property owner’s negligence that caused the accident. 

And it’s not uncommon in slip and fall cases that the property points the finger at the victim for causing the accident. Here are some reasons they often use.

Other Types of Personal Injury Cases. These include animal and dog bites, boating accidents, food poisoning, nursing home abuse or neglect and professional malpractice. 

If you’ve been injured any of these accidents, please don’t hesitate to set up a consultation. We can help determine whether your case is worth pursuing.