Are you surprised to learn that there are upwards of 400,000 personal injury claims in the average year? Can you guess what the most common causes for these claims are? Keep reading to get the facts and then contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 if you are in need of a free legal consultation.
The top cause of personal injury claims in California – and every other state in the nation – is car accidents. They can have very serous consequences including catastrophic injuries or even death. If you are ever injured in a car accident that was not entirely your fault, it is worth uncovering what your legal options are.
Even if you were partially at fault, you may be able to recover damages from the other partially at-fault party. Even if you were in a one-car accident, the negligence of a company or another person may have contributed to that accident and it may be possible to hold them financially responsible.
Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, from dangerous conditions on the property of another person, to poorly constructed shoes. If a person slips and falls due to dangerous conditions on another person’s property, and said person could have or should have repaired said dangerous conditions, then they may be legally responsible for the costs associated with the injuries suffered.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Everyone in society owes something to doctors and medical professionals, who devote their lives to care for us when we are sick or injured. However, when a doctor acts in a negligent manner, they should be held responsible. This is much more common than many people realize. In fact, medical error is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Not all of those errors involve negligence but an alarming number do.
Accidents at the Workplace
There are many accidents at workplaces every day. Some workplaces are more dangerous than others, such as construction sites where people work around large, heavy, and potentially dangerous equipment. Even seemingly “safe” workplaces can be dangerous as well. For example, an administrative assistant who types all day long can suffer a repetitive use injury.
As is true of other types of injuries, not all workplace accidents qualify as personal injury claims because they are not all caused by the negligence of another person. However, if you have suffered an injury that you believe was caused by someone or some company acting in a negligent or reckless manner then it is worth contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 for a free legal consultation at your earliest convenience.