personal injury claimA personal injury claim arises when an injured party sues for compensation and damages such as pain and suffering. It  is among one of the most common and justified in this country.

The following are the 5 most common types of a personal injury claim:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. More than 6 million accidents are reported every year, including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. Distracted driving has increased the number of accidents over the past few years.
  • Slip and fall accidents. Approximately 8.9 million visits are made to the emergency department annually due to slip and fall accidents. 25,000 of them result in death.
  • Workplace injuries. 4,609 workers were killed on the job in 2011-almost 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day. The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 117 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2011. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Assault. Although this also falls under criminal law, many assault victims also to also bring a civil suit against their attackers to obtain compensation for their personal injuries.
  • Defective products. This category makes up seven percent of personal injury claims. Mistakes made during the manufacturing of a product and then used by a consumer can result in serious injury or death. Each year, about 3 million Americans are injured and at least 20,000 are killed as a result of defective products. Product liability lawsuits have the second highest average settlement payout.

Regardless of what type of personal injury claim you or a loved one has made, you deserve the proper representation and compensation for your pain and suffering. Please contact me at: 508-660-8888 or visit us on the web: www.attorneyjimbrady.com so that we can assist in your case.