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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in New York

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in New York

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 30.8 million emergency room visits occur each year in the United States due to accidental injuries. Accidents also account for more than 161,000 deaths per year nationwide. When you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to bear the financial burden of the resulting medical bills and lost wages. By pursuing a personal injury lawsuit filed by a skilled attorney, you can receive compensation for those costs and the pain and suffering suffered following an accident.

Here are some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits:

Car Accidents

In 2017, police reported nearly 6.5 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., with more than 2.7 million injuries and 37,000 deaths. Car crashes are often caused by texting while driving, speeding, improper lane changes, DUI, disregarding traffic signals, and failure to yield the right of way. Demonstrating these types of driver negligence can help victims recover compensation for the damages suffered in a car accident.

Truck Accidents

When a semi-trailer truck and a regular passenger vehicle collide, the results are often catastrophic for occupants of the latter. In 2016, a total of 4,079 commercial truck collisions led to 4,564 fatalities. Contributing factors in truck accidents include improper maintenance (including faulty brakes), distracted driving, prescription drug abuse, and excessive speed. Negligent drivers and/or trucking companies may be held responsible for injuries suffered in these types of collisions.

Slip and Fall Accidents

CDC studies indicate around 35,000 Americans die each year due to unintentional falls. This includes around 1,800 falls at nursing home facilities around the country. Serious injuries often result from food or drink spills inside grocery stores or restaurants, damaged stairs and handrails in buildings, and uneven sidewalks. Negligent property owners who do not take steps to protect the safety of those who use their property may be liable for these injuries.

Medical Malpractice

It is estimated that up to 250,000 people die each year in the U.S. because of medical errors at hospitals and other healthcare facilities. These preventable accidents include incorrect diagnosis, misinterpreted lab results, surgical errors, incorrect medication, premature discharge, and unrecognized symptoms. Patients may be able to recover compensation if they can demonstrate that they were harmed because medical providers did not meet the proper standards of care.

A Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

No one’s financial well-being or ability to work should be negatively impacted due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligent action or inaction. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we represent clients severely affected by an accident injury. Our experienced New York City injury attorneys fight for maximum compensation for injury victims who deserve justice and a full physical, emotional, and financial recovery after a serious accident. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 718-514-9516. If you are unable to travel because of your injury, we will come to you.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812696

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