Every day across the nation, thousands of people are injured in different types of accidents. The lawyers at America’s largest personal injury law firm can handle any type of accident or injury case.
Some of the most common types of accident injuries are:
Traffic collisions are one of the leading causes of personal injuries across the country. According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were more than 35,000 fatal car crashes domestically in 2020.
Thousands more people were injured in non-fatal motor vehicle accidents. These accident injuries can result in long-lasting financial and personal difficulties for victims.
Even minor collisions can cause you to experience mounting property damage costs. However, many car accidents result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries.
Seeking compensation following a collision can be difficult. Traffic accident claims require plaintiffs to collect evidence, negotiate with insurance providers, and more.
Speak with a skilled accident injury lawyer to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your collision. When you reach out to the seasoned team at the firm of Morgan & Morgan, we will build a strong case on your behalf.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falling accidents can happen anywhere. In many cases, these mishaps are the result of a negligent property owner’s carelessness.
Research from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reveals that falling accidents account for more than eight million hospital visits each year. In fact, these accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visitations.
Some people believe that slip and falls are only minor inconveniences. However, many falling accidents result in serious injuries that require significant medical attention.
For example, suppose that you slip and fall on a wet surface in a restaurant. If the wet floor is the result of a spill and no signage alerts you to the potential hazard, you may be able to pursue compensation.
Some of the most common examples of injuries caused by falling accidents include:
- Broken or sprained wrists
- Fractured or sprained shoulders
- Back and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
If you have been hurt after falling in a business or private residence, make sure to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. A legal representative can help you file a premises liability suit to recover compensation for the medical and emotional damage you have experienced.
When you visit a doctor or surgeon, you should be able to trust that you are in good hands. Physicians are required to have significant training. Because of this, they are held to an incredibly high standard when providing care. Unfortunately, not all doctors and medical professionals fulfill their duty to provide high-quality care.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a medical professional’s carelessness, you have legal options. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or medical care facility engages in negligence.
In medical malpractice cases, “negligence” refers to the failure of a doctor to act in the way that a similarly-trained professional would. If this failure results in harm to the patient, they may be owed financial recovery from the liable party.
Some of the most common instances of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors or wrong surgical site
- Premature discharge of patient
- Failing to take patient medical history into account
- Wrong dosage or inappropriate medication
- Lack of proper follow-up care
- Unnecessary surgeries
Not every instance of declining patient health qualifies as medical malpractice. If you believe that your medical professional has caused you significant harm, contact one of the accomplished legal representatives at Morgan & Morgan.
As the nation’s largest tort firm, we have the skills and resources necessary to hold large medical institutions accountable. Our lawyers are not afraid to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit if settlement negotiations fail.
Product Liability Claims
When you purchase a consumer product, you have the right to trust that it is safe to use it properly. Sometimes, victims suffer injuries as the result of malfunctioning or faulty products.
Instances like this may serve as grounds for a valid product liability claim. Defective items and products are responsible for thousands of injuries across the U.S. each year.
Most hazardous product flaws are the result of either design defects or manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects typically affect only a few of the items in a product line, while design defects are present before the manufacturing process begins.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, many different parties may be held accountable for the resulting injuries and damage. Any party involved in the product’s chain of distribution may be liable for the harm that the item causes.
Some potentially liable parties in product liability claims include:
- Product manufacturers
- Product wholesalers
- Retail stores that sold the item to consumers
- Product assembly or installation professionals
- Companies that manufacture components for the product
For the most part, product liability claims are possible only in the case of newly purchased items. In other words, second-hand products are not held to the same legal standard of safety.
To explore your legal options following an injury caused by a defective consumer product, reach out to Morgan & Morgan. In our thirty-year history, our tort attorneys have recovered massive amounts of compensation for victims of defective products.