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The possibilities for serious injuries are almost endless. However, some types of injuries are more common than others. In our years of legal services at law firm Fielding Law, our personal injury lawyers come across many of the same types of injuries that give rise to civil lawsuits.
If you’ve suffered one of the following types of injuries, talk to a personal injury attorney about your rights to bring a lawsuit with your personal injury claim.
Vehicle accidents can put the body in great peril. The human body often cannot withstand the extreme forces that a vehicle collision exerts. This leads to the body giving way to the object that strikes it, whether it’s the seatbelt, steering column, window, or other element.
Car accidents can cause a wide range of personal injuries. Call a Taylorsville car accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
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Past and future accident-related medical expenses.
These may include the costs of hospitalization, surgeries, medications, medical equipment, live-in nursing care, rehabilitation, and home or vehicle modifications. These may include the costs of hospitalization, surgeries, medications, medical equipment, live-in nursing care, rehabilitation, and home or vehicle modifications. Look at your existing medical bills and what your injuries may cost in the future to calculate these expenses. Lost wages. If your personal injuries force you to miss time at work for treatment and recovery, you could recover for these income losses with your personal injury claim. This includes money you likely would have made in raises and/or promotions during this time. Property damage. Did your home, vehicle, or other properties sustain costly damage in the accident? You could recover the full costs to repair or replace these damaged items. Add in the costs of your property damage to your final calculation. Pain and suffering. The courts will calculate these non-economic losses using expert testimony, medical records, and other evidence of your physical pain and emotional suffering. Values can vary greatly depending on the severity and type of injury. Emotional distress. A PI claim could also result in compensation for emotional harms the accident causes, including mental and psychological damage. You may also recover for lost capacity to earn if your injuries cause permanent disability.
Personal injury attorneys exist to help the overwhelming number of people who face damages due to unintentional injuries. It is an injury attorney’s job to protect the interests of injured parties during insurance settlement negotiations and personal injury trials. Unlike insurance companies insurance claims adjusters, personal injury lawyers work for the injured party, not for a large corporation.
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Learning the facts about personal injury accidents can help you grasp the magnitude of this issue in the U.S. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), unintentional injuries have been the fifth-leading cause of death since 1991. In the United States, an injury severe enough to require medical evaluation occurs every second of every day. That translates into 4,520 injuries per hour,108,000 per day, 761,500 per week, and nearly 40 million each year.
Here are several other facts:
In 2012, the rate of men and women seeking medical attention for injuries was almost equal. The rate was slightly higher for women (51.8%) than men (48.2%). Most injuries occurred in the home (51.9%). Injuries in public (on streets, sidewalks, highways, and parking lots) took second place at 12.6%, and injuries at sports and recreation areas took third (12%). About 29% of all emergency department visits in 2011 were injury-related. This equates to about 40.2 million injury-related visits out of 136.3 million total. There were 4 million emergency department visits throughout the U.S. in 2013. OF these, 37.2 million were injury-related. The most frequent body sites that sustained injuries were the upper extremities, including the hands, wrists, and fingers. The odds of becoming a victim of an unintentional injury in your lifetime are high. It is often not a matter of if, but when. Not all unintentional injury victims have the right to sue someone for financial recovery. Only those with injuries that stem from someone else’s act of negligence, carelessness, or lawlessness can bring personal injury claims. Other types of claims, such as product liability and premises liability, require other elements of proof. Partner with an attorney for facts about your specific injury.
In 2013 (the most recent year data is available), unintentional injuries cost the United States $820.6 billion. This includes the costs of both fatal and nonfatal injuries, vehicle damages, medical expenses, productivity losses, administrative fees, and employers insured and uninsured costs.
The value of lost quality of life in 2013 equaled an additional $4,253.9 billion. Motor vehicle accidents cost the most, accounting for $264.2 billion. At-home unintentional injuries followed, then work accidents and public accidents. When employees sustain injuries that put them out of work, America pays. Most of the $820.6 billion in national expenses went toward wage and productivity losses ($388.4 billion). The second-largest component was medical expenses, totaling $219.8 billion in 2013. The total cost of personal injuries to the U.S. is the equivalent of 51 centers per dollar spent on food in the country. The parties that absorb the costs of personal injuries in the U.S. include private insurers , taxpayers, and the injured victims themselves.