When people hear the term “personal injury” from a legal perspective, they most commonly associate these injuries with car accidents. However, the term encompasses many other types of injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Harshbarger Law are not only well versed in dealing with these injuries but are fully dedicated to protecting the rights of their clients and improving the safety of our communities. Below are a few of the most common personal injury accidents.
Car accidents remain the most common type of personal injury accident. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, somewhere between 20 and 50 million people are either injured or disabled during a car accident each year. Another 1.3 million people die from car accident-related injuries, equaling around 3,200 deaths per day.
According to the experts at dogsbite.org, around 1,000 people within the United States require some type of emergency care due to an injury sustained by a dog bite each day. Pit bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, Boxers, and Fila Brasieros are just a few of the breeds most likely to bite.
Pedestrian accidents can occur in many different ways. For example, if a driver injures someone who is walking along the side of the road, it is technically considered a pedestrian accident and not a car accident because there was only one car present.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls are extraordinarily common, especially in public settings. For example, if you walk into a store and the floors have recently been mopped the retailer has a legal obligation to inform you and help keep this area safe for foot traffic. If they don’t, you could potentially fall and injure yourself leading to a claim against the retailer.
Recreational accidents are also common throughout the United States, particularly in terms of boating accidents. According to the United States Coast Guard, there were over 4,000 accidents and 610 deaths as a result of boating incidents in 2014 alone. This actually represented an increase of 0.05% over the same statistics that were observed during the 2013 boating season. Additionally, ATVs and similar vehicles contribute to recreational accidents.
At Harshbarger Law, our number one priority is and will always be the safety and well-being of our clients. We pledge to not only treat you with the utmost respect and operate with the highest ethical standards, but will also maintain direct and open communication at all times. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Harshbarger Law today.