7 Most Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases In Florida
Suffering from a personal injury can be an unplanned, life-altering experience that causes physical, emotional, and financial turmoil. While most personal injury accidents are avoidable, if not preventable, the victims involved are faced with unique and complex legal hurdles.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand personal injuries, whether inflicted by intentional or unintentional negligence, may wholly upset a Florida family’s way of life, particularly if a child was hurt. That is why we are committed to providing results-driven and customized legal services to obtain the financial compensation our clients deserve.
For over 15 years, our seasoned law firm has handled thousands of personal injury claims and is equipped to facilitate insurance negotiations and, if necessary, bring at-fault parties to court to fight on behalf of your legal and financial interests.
We identify seven of the most common personal injury cases in Florida that the Shiner Law Group has experience litigating:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents are among the leading causes of death in the United States, and are, unfortunately, commonplace in Florida. One in three children killed in a car accident do not wear seatbelts, and motorcycle accidents victims are 37 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slip and fall injuries fall under the umbrella of premises liability cases and typically afflict children and the elderly. These injuries stem from a property owner’s failure to maintain the premises in a safe and reasonable manner. Like motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls are a leading cause of death in the country. When only children are concerned, over 2.8 million falls result in emergency room visits each year.
Many fall-related injuries are not serious in nature; however, victims of slip and fall accidents can sustain fatal injuries, including, but not limited to, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, which may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Injuries to Children
Many children sustain nonfatal injuries from slip and fall injuries, as well as falling objects. Object-related injuries lag behind falls as the most common injury for children; however, if a heavy object strikes a child’s head, the victim may suffer from traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, and even death.
The causes of wrongful death are virtually limitless and often stem from gross negligence. For example, employees may fail to properly secure cargo on a commercial tractor-trailer, causing the truck to overturn and injure passing motorists. In a wrongful death case, surviving family members can pursue financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
When using a public space or facility, a person has a reasonable expectation to be free from harm; however, negligent security conditions such as poor lighting can ultimately contribute to a person being accosted, robbed, or wrongfully killed.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect affect one-third of all long-term care facilities in the United States. Cost-containment measures such as understaffing, insufficient training, and poor medical care ultimately contribute to the health deterioration of our most vulnerable community members.
Federal and state regulations require manufacturers to sell products that are safe for general consumption. Unfortunately, when industry standards are not met or are negligently ignored, severe and debilitating injuries can occur. For example, an experienced personal injury attorney can hold manufacturers liable if a faulty vehicle component contributed to a car accident.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Personal Injury Attorney