Were You Injured in a Car Accident? Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Accidents and injuries happen all the time, from car accidents and medical malpractice to workplace injuries. There are many ways someone may become injured, and sometime those personal injuries may warrant a lawsuit or a consult with a personal injury lawyer at the very least.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries and they happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes equipment failure is to blame, while other times accidents are caused by distracted or intoxicated drivers. Just how common are car accidents, though? Well, for starters, it is estimated that about 5.5 million car accidents happen in the U.S. each year. Additionally, of those 5.5 million, at least three million result in injuries and another 40,000 are fatal. It is also worth noting that, of all the different types of drivers, those between the ages of 21 and 24 have the highest traffic-related injury rate. Also worth noting is that auto accidents are costly for the U.S. economy. In fact, the economic toll on the economy is about $250 billion.
It is not uncommon for someone who suffered a personal injury to file a lawsuit or to at least sleep with a lawyer about their options or to report the accident that caused their injury. Whether a person injury is caused by a car accident, slip and fall at work, medical malpractice, or some sort of equipment failure, lawyers are a great source of information when deciding whether to pursue legal action. While the legal process may seem daunting, taking legal action is not without its benefits. In fact, an estimated 96 percent of personal injury cases reach some sort of pre-trial settlement that often includes financial compensation for the victim. To help make the process run more smoothly, it is a good idea to seek medical attention when an injury occurs. This creates a paper trail and evidence of the injury, not to mention that fact that many injuries require some sort of medical attention anyway. In fact, in the U.S. it is estimate that 31 million injuries need medical attention each year.
If you were recently injured in a car accident or were the victim of malpractice or a workplace accident, contact a personal injury attorney today.