According to reports, both individual negligence and defective consumer products are reasons for personal injury, which causes physical and emotional harm to millions of Americans every year. Claims are often filed for accidents caused by negligence. Negligence can contribute in a number of situations—excessive speed and drunk driving being just a couple. Reports have highlighted that 27.7 million Americans visit the emergency room for unintentional personal injuries each year. Along with that, a shocking 121,599 people succumb to their injuries.
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There are 6 million car accidents in the United States each year, and around 3 million people a year are injured in car accidents in the United States alone. In fact, motor accidents continue to be one of the major reasons behind wrongful death cases in the United States.
Medical and healthcare professionals are duty-bound to adhere to recognized medical practices and protocols when treating a patient. If you or a loved one was harmed or mistreated due to negligence of a doctor, nurse, or the hospital in general, you can file a case for medical malpractice and seek compensation for the damages caused. The doctor, nurse, or the hospital is accountable to pay the compensation if the verdict is in your favor.
Losing a loved one is painful no matter what the cause of death is. If it’s due to a third-party, that can add to the trauma. You should be compensated for the pain and suffering you feel after a loved one dies in an accident. In such a case, you should get the help of an attorney to take proper legal action. Most often such wrongful deaths occur due to road accidents, workplace accidents, infections from animal bites, malpractice of the medical organizations, defective consumer products, and much more.
Dog bites are quite common and often cause serious injuries to victims. Dogs can fill the lives of their owners with happiness. However, they can also cause dangerous and life-threatening injuries to others. About 77% of dog bite cases are reportedly from the pets of family and friends with 50% of the attacks occurring within the premises of the dog owner’s property. The dog owner is responsible for the pain and loss suffered by the person bitten.
The Center for Disease Control states that unintentional injuries are the main cause of death among children. A lot of such cases go unrecorded and unrecognized. If your child is gravely injured or has succumbed to death due to someone’s negligence, contact an attorney immediately. The team of child injury lawyers at Brock Ohlson Injury Lawyers can be consulted for a fair hearing of your claim.
Brock Ohlson Injury Lawyers represent accident victims suffering from paralysis, spinal cord injury, brain damage, and other serious injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Brain injuries can dramatically change the lives of victims and their loved ones, and seeking proper legal guidance is essential. Sometimes brain injuries are caused by a sudden blow to the head or violent shaking of the head. Sometimes traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also be the result of a piercing injury to the head that disturbs the normal functioning of the brain. According to reports, approximately 1.7 million such injuries are reported every year in the United States.
Riding a bicycle is a healthy habit and hobby. You get your daily dose of exercise, and at the same time, play an important role in preventing pollution. However, bike riding accidents are neither new nor uncommon, and the person on the bike is often not at fault. Research shows that most bicycle accidents occur due to collisions with automobiles.
The risk of aviation accidents increases each year as we fly more and continue to increase air traffic. Air travel is considered to be a safe mode of commuting. However, when accidents occur they often result in fatalities. Less serious and smaller accidents where private aircrafts are involved are more frequent, but mostly go unreported by the media.
Although boating is a much-loved outdoor activity and relaxing sport, it can cause severe injury and even death. The waterways are as much a testimony to accidental deaths as the highways are. Excessive speed, the absence of proper lookout, inattention of the operator, and general carelessness are often the causes of boating accidents. An accident can happen with any type of watercraft, but open motorboats are the most prone to injuries.
Construction sites are highly prone to accidents that cause severe damage or may even lead to death. A study found that in 2010, out of 4206 workers, 774 lost their lives in construction accidents. After further studies, it was found that the reasons for these deaths were none other than construction site injuries caused by electrocution, heavy objects falling, interconnected wires, and other similar accidents. When such situations arise, they clearly indicate a violation of safety standards by employers and call for strict legal attention. After all, it is the employer’s duty to provide a safe and compliant worksite for their employees.
Diminished value, or DV, refers to the loss associated with a damaged vehicle. Every year, traffic accidents increase in number, causing damage to millions of vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 10 seconds there is a motor vehicle collision in the United States of America.
It is the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain the safe condition of their premises – free from hazardous conditions. The failure to do so leads to damage and trouble for other people. Potential hazards often lead to life-threatening situations, which causes victims to go through severe pain and loss. Premises liability cases can be further categorized into different types of cases.
Defective products can cause serious hardship and pain. To ensure that you receive compensation for the damage caused by a defective product, we recommend you get the help of an attorney familiar with consumer protection law. Product liability is a legal area that deals with liability on the part of the wholesaler, manufacturer, or retailer of a product that has caused harm or injury. Other parties who can be held responsible for your damage/injuries include the assembler, the maker, the seller or the store selling the product, and so on.
Property damage can occur due to many reasons. It is important that you know what is covered by your insurance policy. There are many policies that are not legally binding, which makes them more difficult to use for compensation claims.