Personal injury lawsuits make up a significant portion of all litigation that occurs in state courts. These claims involve an injury to a person due to the negligence of another party. This might include anything from a dog bite to a vehicle accident.
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When someone has been injured as the result of another party’s behavior, the courts provide a legal recourse to seek compensation. Bell & Bell, P.A., in South Florida can provide experienced injury lawyers. For a free consultation with an accident attorney, Call Us At 954-783-2215 Or 888-852-8867 Today!
The National Center for Health Statistics reveals that more than 31 million people are injured every year in the United States seriously enough to require medical care. Of those people, 2 million of them spend some amount of time in the hospital, and approximately 162,000 of the injuries prove to be fatal.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are just over 5.5 million traffic accidents each year, resulting in 3 million injuries and more than 40,000 fatalities. There are also more than 300,000 injuries at construction sites each year, resulting in 1,000 deaths. Finally, there are approximately 98,000 deaths per year resulting from medical malpractice.
Looking at these statistics, it is easy to see why there are so many personal injury lawsuits, particularly when liability is in dispute. More than half of these lawsuits result from motor-vehicle accidents. Another 15 percent are related to medical malpractice, and around 5 percent are from defective products.
People aged 16 to 20 experience the highest rate of injury, but senior citizens are particularly susceptible to premises liability injuries. For example, they experience a much higher rate of slip-and-fall accidents.
Of these lawsuits, plaintiffs win about 50 percent of the time. In certain types of cases, the win rate is higher, such as vehicle accidents. However, it certainly helps tremendously to have a lawyer with a lot of experience to represent your interests.
The court process can be lengthy, and it does require a certain tenacity to see it through to victory. The average length of these lawsuits is about 23 months, with the actual trial lasting around six or seven days, though some last longer.
Whether it was an automobile collision, a motorcycle or bicycle accident, an injury on a cruise ship or on a construction site, or some other type of accident, when you or a loved one have suffered as a result of someone else’s wrongful actions, you deserve compensation.
Bell & Bell, P.A., in South Florida can provide experienced injury lawyers. For a free consultation with an accident attorney, Call Us At 954-783-2215 Or 888-852-8867 Today!