Common Personal Injuries

What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Claims?

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Common Personal Injuries

Personal injury is an area of the law that deals with the physical, mental, and emotional harm people suffer because of the actions of others. Most personal injury claims are based on the idea of negligence—or unintentional harm—although intentional actions can also be the basis of a claim. In a personal injury lawsuit, the person who is injured seeks to hold the at-fault party accountable and recover money from them to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

As the nation’s largest injury law firm, we handle a lot of personal injury claims. There are many types of injury lawsuits, but only one Morgan & Morgan. If you or a loved one were injured, contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

The majority of Americans will be in at least one car accident in their lifetime. But these accidents are far from routine. They can cause serious injuries that require long-term medical care. Medical bills and lost earnings can add up quickly and leave you vulnerable. Insurance companies know this, which is why they often make quick settlement offers far below what a claim is actually worth. Without proper compensation after a motor vehicle accident—whether it involves a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, bus, or train—you may never get your life back on track. Since 1988, Morgan & Morgan has handled thousands and thousands of motor vehicle claims.

Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall lawsuits are usually filed against a property owner who failed to keep their premises safe. After all, you didn’t just lose your footing and fall for no reason—there was an underlying cause, such as a slippery substance that wasn’t cleaned up, a broken walkway that wasn’t repaired, a missing handrail, or poor lighting. If the property owner is claiming that the accident was your fault either because you weren’t paying attention or should have seen the hazard, etc., it’s time to consult a Slip & Fall attorney.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents have many of the same causes as motor vehicle accidents, such as distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, and turning without looking. But when a car or truck hits somebody on a bike or on foot, the victim can end up with far more serious injuries. More and more Americans are riding bikes, which increases the chances of these types of accidents.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is shockingly common. By some estimates, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Suffering an injury at the hands of a trusted medical practitioner can be a particularly devastating experience. It can also be difficult to prove your case without expert help since medical malpractice law is a highly technical field. While these cases are expensive to bring, they often result in large verdicts and settlements.

Defective Consumer Products

Companies have a legal obligation to make products that are safe when used as directed. Products can have defects in the way they are designed, manufactured, or marketed. When a defect leads to consumer injuries, many different parties can potentially be held liable. Some product defects are appropriate for a class-action lawsuit. Others are better suited to a personal injury claim. Morgan & Morgan is a national leader in all aspects of product liability litigation.

There’s Only One Morgan & Morgan

Personal injury claims are almost exclusively filed against an insurance company—not an individual. Because you’re taking on a big company with an army of lawyers, you should hire a big law firm to make sure you’re protected. Morgan & Morgan has more than 1,000 attorneys and over $20 billion in recoveries. Loved by our clients and feared by insurance companies, we have the expertise, resources, and depth of talent that small firms can’t match.

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