Statistics Of Personal Injury Cases Nationwide

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We live in a world filled with situations that can cause injury and there are many personal injury insurance claims and lawsuits every year. Injuries are very expensive and painful and they take victims away from work and family activities. If you have been injured in an accident or if you have a family member who was hurt in a crash, there are a few statistics that you may find interesting.

How many accident victims do emergency rooms see a year?

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are 24.5 million visits to emergency rooms for unintentional injuries every year. About 39.5 people visit physicians’ offices every year with personal injuries.

What are the most common types of personal injuries in America?

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall injuries are very common in the United States. People fall because they are simply not looking where they are going, but they also fall because property owners are negligent in their duty of care.

If you have ever seen a person slip on a wet or greasy spot on the floor of a business or trip over tools left near a construction site, it is likely due to the negligence of a store manager or sloppy construction crew.

About 5% of slip and fall accidents result in broken bones according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Fractures often require surgery and can take a long time to heal. You are likely to need months of physical therapy if you have a fracture.

Only a small percentage of slip and fall accidents will end up in court. When a person has an accident at a business, they will file an accident report. They will then file an insurance claim with the business’ insurance company. The insurance company is likely to make an injured person an offer that will not really cover their bills. A personal injury lawyer will normally be hired to negotiate with the insurance company.

Car accidents
There are about 6 million car accidents on American highways and byways every year and about 3 million of the people involved in them are injured. 2 million of the people who are injured will have permanent damage salting from their accident and about 90 people will die in car crashes a day.

Auto insurance isn’t cheap and almost every state requires drivers to carry it. According to the Insurance Information Institute, people in Louisiana pay the most for auto insurance and drivers in North Dakota pay the least.

The majority of personal injury cases that are filed are the result of an automobile accident. Only about three percent of those cases will ever make it to court.

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There are over 90,000 personal injury attorneys in the United States. If you find yourself in need of their services, you should make sure the firm you choose has enough time to give your case the attention it deserves. Your lawyer should be well-versed in the laws of your state and have years of experience in negotiating with insurance companies.

People get injured every day. If you are one of those people, it is important to find a good attorney to help you get the money you deserve.

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Posted - 02/08/2021