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What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Claims?

What do you think of when you imagine a personal injury claim? A slip and fall accident, premises liability? There are many different types of possible personal injury claims, but the top ten most common are:

1. Car Accident

Each year, millions of Americans sustain injuries from car accidents. It is the most common type of personal injury claim year after year.

2. Slip and Fall

It may seem silly that you can sustain a significant injury due to a slip or fall, but the injuries can even be deadly. They can cause detrimental injuries to the neck, back, arms, legs, shoulders, and sometimes even heads.

3. Medical Malpractice

This type of personal injury occurs due to the negligence of nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals. They most often arise when a medical professional fails to practice competent care.

4. Assault

Since society is not becoming any less violent, people are at a much higher risk of becoming a victim of assault. However, unlike most other types of personal injury, these are not usually a result of someone’s negligence but rather inconsideration.

5. Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can arise when someone is forced to work in unsafe conditions, with malfunctioning equipment, or with insufficient training.

6. Premises Liability

Although these are not the most common personal injury claims, but they happen often. These occur on people’s property when they are negligent and do not consider dangerous conditions.

7. Product Liability

Most products have strict rules and regulations to avoid injuring a buyer, although sometimes mistakes or malfunctions happen. This is when a product liability claim may come into effect.

8. Defamation

Personal injury cases are not always physical. For example, a defamation claim can include personal humiliation, lost earnings, or lost earning capacity.

9. Construction Injuries

Thousands of construction workers are injured and even killed each year on the job. The physical demands of a construction job can cause an abundance of injuries. People who work these jobs are also exposed to dangerous materials, equipment, and substances daily.

10. Dog Bites

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but you must remember that they are an animal. They can be unpredictable. You must use precaution when being around an animal, whether or not it is domestic.

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