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Most Common Causes of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Last updated 6 years ago

A personal injury lawsuit involves an allegation that one party was injured either physically or emotionally due to the actions of another party, and that these injuries deserve to be compensated. Personal injury suits can arise out of nearly any scenario, but most cases occur due to the following circumstances:

Car Accidents
Car and truck accidents are the single most common cause of personal injury lawsuits. The speed at which collisions take place can often lead to injuries for one or all of the parties involved, and the recent advent of texting while driving has only exacerbated these issues. Most claims arising out of auto accidents allege negligence or recklessness by the other party.

Unsafe Conditions
Owners of real property have a duty to maintain its grounds in order to avoid creating hazardous conditions for others. While simply being injured on someone else’s property doesn’t automatically entitle you to compensation, if the owner has been negligent in their maintenance of the property, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.

Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals have a legal duty to provide patients with competent care. When the conduct of a medical professional falls below the standard that a reasonable practitioner would provide, there is possible grounds for a medical malpractice case.

Defective Products
When you use a product for its intended purpose, you have a legal right to expect that item to be safe. Whether it is a food, device, vehicle, or drug, if you are injured due to the way a product was produced, designed, or labeled, you may have a product liability case.

Obtaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney will help you protect your rights and interests during these and other circumstances. If you need to consult with a personal injury attorney, call The Carlson Law Firm at (888) 335-7492. Our talented attorneys have extensive experience in a comprehensive range of legal issues.


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