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The 5 Most Common Personal Injury Accidents

If you have been wrongfully injured in a severe accident due to the negligence or careless actions of another individual, you may be entitled to pursue legal action against them for their wrongdoing. Personal injury accidents may leave victims with costly medical bills, lost wages, emotional suffering, and property damages. Although it is impossible to undo the physical and emotional toll the personal injury accident caused, you may be able to obtain relief through monetary compensation. 

If you have been injured in a severe accident due to negligence, speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. We offer a complimentary consultation of your claim and provide seasoned legal guidance regarding the best way forward. 

What Is a Personal Injury Case? 

A personal injury is an intentional or negligent act committed by another party that leads to the substantial injury of a victim. A victim that endures a personal injury is eligible to recover compensatory damages to cover the costs of medical expenses, burial costs, emotional damages, lost wages, and other costs related to the accident. 

Often, personal injury cases are settled out of court but may sometimes go to trial. Even more frequently, they can go to mediation or arbitration, which is a middle-ground between a trial and settlement where two parties can resolve a personal injury case. There are various types of personal injury cases that may cause extensive damages, from medical malpractice to car accidents. 

5 Most Common Personal Injury Accidents 

The following are the five most common personal injury accidents that may cause extensive damages and traumatic injuries:

  1. Vehicle Accidents 

Anyone involved in a vehicular accident, whether it be a car, truck, motorcycle, and bicyclist, may file a personal injury claim if the accident was caused by a negligent party. Collisions may be caused by a number of reasons that may have been preventable, including distracted driving, speeding, failure to follow right-of-way, reckless driving, and hit-and-runs. 

In 2020, 4.8 million victims sought emergency medical treatment for car accident injuries, and over 42,000 victims experienced a car accident-related fatality. While some vehicle accidents may cause minor injuries, more severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, or spine injuries may occur in more traumatic accidents in New York. 

  1. Slip-and-Fall Accidents 

A slip-and-fall accident may occur unexpectedly and account for over one million emergency room visits each year. If a property owner has failed to maintain adequate upkeep of their place of business, they may be liable for the injuries and damages you have endured. Poorly maintained roads, weak handrails, broken stairs, slippery substances, and even the presence of ice on the sidewalks could all be to blame for a slip-and-fall accident. 

  1. Medical Malpractice 

Medical negligence is common when a medical practice fails to provide an adequate, standard duty of care upheld in the medical industry. New York has experienced over 63,000 medical malpractice cases since 1990. Injuries from medical malpractice negligence may be severe and cause lasting damage to victims. Victims should be entitled to recover maximum compensation for physical, emotional, and financial hardships. 

  1. Wrongful Death 

A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought against an individual that caused the death of a loved one through intentional or negligent actions. Family members should not have to be burdened with medical and funeral expenses after the death of a loved one in a personal injury accident. A personal injury claim can help recover compensation associated with financial and emotional damages. 

  1. Workplace Accidents 

In 2020, there were four million medically-consulted workplace injuries and over 4,000 preventable work-related deaths. This type of accident occurs when employers are negligent when it comes to worker safety. In cases of employer negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with your accident. 

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

If you’ve been injured in a severe accident, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for a complimentary assessment of your claim. We make the well-being of your family and your future our top priority and work to obtain the justice you deserve for your accident. 

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP offers compassionate and comprehensive representation to help you recover the fair compensation you deserve. To begin a free consultation, call us today at (866) 924-1787 or fill out our contact form

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