According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 4.5 million people visit the emergency room for injuries with 12.6% of the visits requiring hospital admission. The types of injuries people sustain vary, however, sprains and strains were the primary reason for injury-related visits in 2009.
Personal injuries are a common occurrence due the everyday hazards Americans are exposed to each day and as such millions of injuries occur.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident, that was due to the negligence of another person or due to a defective products, our dedicated attorneys can help you get the legal counsel you need to make a claim for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
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Common Types of Personal Injuries
While the term “personal injury” can be quite broad and encompasses many different types of damages, the type of accident a person is involved in is one of the biggest factors in the types of injury sustained.
Some common types of personal injuries are:
Car or Truck Accident Injuries
When someone is involved in a motor vehicle collision they are likely to experience a variety of injuries depending on how serious the accident was and the types of vehicles involved. However, common accident injuries include:
- Seatbelt Injuries
- Burns and Lacerations
- Broken Fractures
Slip and falls are a common workplace accident, but overexertion in lifting or lowering materials is the most common reason for missed days at work according to the Department of Labor Statistics. Those who experience an accident at work might suffer from:
- Broken Back
- Sprains and Strains
Each day products are being involuntarily or voluntarily recalled due to a defect or risky additives. Burns are common in products that may overheat or cause an electrocution and the CDC reported 579,000 visits for burns in 2009. Some common injuries those who deal with a defective product might include:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Spine and Head Trauma
This type of accident is difficult to deal with, oftentimes because victim was in a situation they could not control. In 2009 the CDC reported more than 500,000 emergency room visits due to surgical and medical complications. These types of injuries are also different as it could lead to further injuries if a patient experiences:
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Going through unnecessary tests
- Surgical procedure errors
- …and more
Most notably, surgical procedure errors could lead to internal bleeding and further surgeries to correct the errors.
Drivers and passengers may be affected by a motorcycle crash, as can pedestrians. Since motorcycles do not offer the same kind of protection as cars and trucks, some common injuries are:
- Road Rash
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Head Trauma
- Broken Bones
Although these are some common types of personal injuries, others include recreational accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, daycare injuries, and more.
Contact a Palm Beach personal injury lawyer
If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our personal injury attorneys at Gordon & Doner have more than 180 years of combined experience in personal injury claims and can help guide you through the entire litigation process.
At Gordon & Doner our firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured. We have offices located throughout three counties in South Florida and are eager to assist injury victims in:
- Palm Beach Gardens
- Pembroke Pines
- Lake Worth
- …and further surrounding cities
If you’re interested in receiving a free consultation about your case contact us at 1 (855) 722-2552 to get connected with one of our personal injury lawyers.
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