Types of Personal Injuries
Each year millions of people are injured for reasons not necessarily under their control. According to a 2009 National Ambulatory Survey more than 45 million people visited the emergency room for injury-related problems.
A personal injury commonly refers to some type of injury that caused bodily harm or emotional distress, intentionally or negligently.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by another individuals negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
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Common Types of Personal Injuries
Accidents are a common cause of personal injuries and often the type of accident that occurred will lead to certain injuries. However, accidents are not the only cause of personal injuries as a personal injury could include emotional distress.
Some common types of personal injuries include:
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
According to the United States Census in 2009 more than 10.8 million motor vehicle accidents were reported throughout the country. Car accidents can cause many types of personal injuries including (but not limited to):
It is important to note that motorcycle and truck accident injuries can differ from car accidents. Motorcycle accident injuries may sometimes me more severe as cyclists are much more exposed during a collision.
Nearly every day a defective product is recalled due to risky substances, production defects, and more. When a product is recalled it is because the item in question is hazardous to the public and will likely cause, or has caused, injuries. Some common side-effects of defective products include:
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Allergic Reactions
We trust doctors, nurses, hospitals, and doctors offices to provide the best care possible, unfortunately they sometimes falter which can lead to personal injuries.
Some common causes of medical malpractice injuries include:
- Surgical Procedure Errors
- Incorrect Diagnosis
- Unnecessary Tests or Examinations
When a person is incorrectly diagnosed they may also be prescribed medication that could lead to further medical problems at the time of their diagnosis and even in the future.
The workplace can be the scene of many accidents, and throughout Texas and Oklahoma oil field accidents are common occurrences.
Some customary workplace injuries include:
- Sprains and Strains
- Back Injuries
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can often lead to mental and physical personal injuries including:
- Unexplainable Bruises or Scars
- Psychological Injuries
Persons may also experience personal injuries caused by daycare accidents, sports injuries, dog bites and more. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of traumatic accident you may want to seek legal counsel on the matter as the injured victim may be eligible for compensation.
Contact our Sherman Personal Injury Lawyers
All types of personal injuries can be devastating for injury victims and their families. Our attorneys can provide comprehensive legal counsel to determine if you or a loved one is eligible to make a claim against the negligent party that caused your personal injuries.
For many years, The Edwards Law Firm has dedicated itself to helping personal injury victims fight for their rights. We have offices located throughout Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma proudly representing clients in:
and additional neighborhoods throughout the tri-state area. Contact us at 1-800-304-9246 to receive a free, no-obligation initial case review. One of our steadfast staff members will connect you with one of our experienced lawyers after a few initial questions about your claim.
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