Personal Injury Lawsuits in the United States
The United States is known for being an extremely litigious society; but, while a small number of individuals may file frivolous lawsuits, most civil actions filed each year have valid claims against another individual / company. Those who have sustained serious injuries due to someone else's negligence have every right to hold the responsible party liable. While there are many different types of personal injury cases, the three most common types of personal injury cases include:
- Defective Products
- Work-Related Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Defective Product Cases
Defective product cases, or products liability cases, comprise about 7% of personal injury cases. With a plethora of products available to consumers, it is inevitable people will encounter a faulty product.
Examples of faulty products include:
- Heavy Machinery
Product liability cases have the second-highest damage award median. This means many people who have legal grounds to file a defective product claim receive generous compensation for damages sustained. There are three different types of product liability claims: defective manufacture, defective design, and failure to provide adequate warnings / instructions concerning how to properly use a product.
Work-Related Personal Injury Cases
Even in today's economy, work-related injuries are still extremely common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that more than three million non-fatal work-related injuries occurred in 2009 and nearly 5,000 fatal injuries took place in in 2010. Many people, however, do not report work-related injuries out of fear of losing their jobs, so these numbers may only reflect a small percentage of the total amount of work-related injuries.
Common work-related injuries include:
- Back Injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck Injuries
It is every employer's responsibility to ensure their work environment is as safe as possible. If you sustained injuries due to their negligence, you may have grounds to file a work-related personal injury case.
Motor Vehicle Injury Claims
Nearly six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. These accidents involve other vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. The number of car accidents that occur every year is steadily increasing due to the amount of people who are driving while distracted. The number one cause of car accidents in the US is distracted driving. Whether a person is texting, talking on their phone, changing stations on their car stereo, drinking, or eating, they are at risk for causing a car accident.
Contact Arnold & Itkin Today for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have sustained injuries due to another person or company's negligence, it is imperative you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. At Arnold & Itkin, one of our personal injury lawyers can discuss your personal injury case and determine if you have grounds to file a claim. If / once a claim is filed, we can help you throughout the entire personal injury process. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our firm today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping during this difficult time.