Personal injury cases affect hundreds of thousands of people each year, so it’s important to understand how you can receive compensation and healing.
The CDC reports that unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. When workplace injuries, auto accidents, or other unplanned damages interrupt your life due to someone else’s negligence, you should be compensated.
Here are some of the most common types of personal injury cases that an attorney should help you handle.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that more than 20,000 people died on U.S. roads in the first six months of 2021, so it’s not surprising that car accidents are one of the leading types of unintentional injury. Whether the accident involved drunk driving, speeding, or any other type of negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents might not seem that threatening, but they can be deceptively dangerous. When you slip and fall, injuries to the neck, head, back, arms, shoulders, and legs are very likely. In fact, falls are the most common event causing traumatic brain injury. When a slip and fall happens on another person’s property, that person could be held liable for your impairments. This type of accident also falls under the umbrella term of premises liability.
Another common type of personal injury cases is product liability. Product liability arises when a manufacturer or seller inflicts an injury onto a buyer due to manufacturing defects or flaws. Although most businesses adhere to stringent rules during the manufacturing process, some defective products still find their way into the market. If you were injured due to an unsafe product, you can file a personal injury claim against the business thar manufactured the product.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional harms their patients through a negligent act or omission. For a malpractice claim to have validity, negligence on the part of the medical care team needs to be proven. Additionally, that negligence will need to have caused a specific injury for a malpractice claim to be filed.
The top three causes of work-related accidents are:
- Overexertion and bodily reaction
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Contact with objects and equipment
When businesses are careless about the safety of their workers, this can lead to horrific injuries. If you’ve been injured on the job, seek medical attention immediately and reach out to a personal injury lawyer to file a claim.
Get Help After an Accident with Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, the attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton are here to assist you with your personal injury case. The prospects of dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, but we are here to help. Our team has spent over 25 years assisting Utah citizens and we are eager to help ease your worries after your accident.
We have offices in Provo, Orem, Saratoga Springs, and West Jordan, Utah, and happily serve citizens all over the Utah and Salt Lake Valleys. Get in touch with us today to get started.