According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest available statistics, there were more than 11 million cars involved in police-reported traffic accidents in 2016. An estimated 2.8 million people were injured in those crashes, and more than 37,400 died. But auto accidents are only the tip of the personal injury iceberg. The Centers for Disease Control reports that, in 2015, 29.6 million Americans sought medical attention for an injury. Of those, more than 10% suffered from workplace accidents. Animal bites, defective consumer products, slipping and falling, and other motor vehicle or bicycle accidents accounted for a substantial percentage of the rest.
Learn more about personal injury and the recourse you might have:
Auto Accidents: If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be led to believe that you have to settle your claim on the insurance company’s terms. However the law is on your side.
Slips and Falls: Slips and falls because of someone’s negligence or carelessness can be more than an embarrassment; they can result in a serious personal injury that impacts your life for years to come. Discover what courses of action you can take to get compensated for personal injury.
Recalls and Defective Products: Every year, it seems like there is one product recall after another. That’s because, even with safety measures in place, manufacturers continue to sell dangerous and defective products. Explore why you deserve compensation if you’ve been injured by a defective product.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents: Motorcycle and bicycle accidents often lead to serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, you have the same rights as if you were injured in an auto accident.
Motor Vehicle Defects: When manufacturers make, distribute and sell defective motor vehicles or auto parts that don’t meet safety standards, it can mean more than just fraud. They can cause devastating injuries or even death.
Work-Related & Industrial Accidents: Despite state laws that mandate safe working conditions, some employers skimp on safety to improve their bottom lines. Construction and industrial accidents that arise from employer negligence routinely cause serious injury and even death.
Wrongful Death: Losing a loved one is heart wrenching, but the death of a loved one is that much more painful when it could have been prevented. You have the right to hold the guilty party accountable for their actions.
Pollution and Toxic Accidents: Serious illnesses arise when toxic contaminants are dumped in the water, air, or on land, whether negligently or purposefully. Pollution accidents impact innocent people when they are injured or become ill.
Defective Drugs: Defective drugs pose a very dangerous, very real risk to Americans. Thousands of injuries and deaths every year are linked to FDA-approved drugs that have proved defective, dangerous, failed, or created long-term negative side effects, illnesses, or death.
If you’ve suffered an injury, call Lemberg Law at 855-301-2100 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re standing by to take your call.