According to official estimates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on accidents or unintentional injuries, roughly 170,000 people are killed in accidents every year. When you add the figures for non-fatal accidents, the numbers are in the millions. There are over 39 million doctor’s visits to over 29 million emergency room visits for accidents ranging from poisoning, suffocation, and drowning, slips and falls, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
If you suffered an injury of any type, please contact the legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC. Our injury lawyer in New Hope will help you determine how your accident occurred and who is liable for damages. We will also help you obtain the evidence needed to support your case and quantify the damages you suffered. We will also help you file a claim with the right courts within the correct jurisdictions and keep you updated about filing procedures along the way. Call now for a free case evaluation at (215) 642-2335.
Types of Injuries and Accidents in New Hope
An accident can happen at any time and anywhere, but several accident and injury categories cause more damage than the others. These categories are summarized below.
Millions of road accidents occur in the United States every year, and people lose their lives in traffic fatalities on an annual basis. Vehicle accidents include rear-end crashes, truck and bus accidents, tire blowouts, construction zone accidents, rollover and sideswipe accidents, and countless instances of driving under the influence, reckless driving, hit and run accidents, and more.
Vehicle accidents also include bicycle, motorcycle, and roadside property damage accidents, as well as pedestrian accidents. Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and the economic costs of injuries, medical care, insurance processing, and litigation for vehicle accidents are in the billions every year.
It is quite ironic that the medical and healthcare professionals to whom we entrust the care and rehabilitation of our loved ones can cause so much damage, but medical injuries are an unfortunate fact of life. There are many ways medical malpractice and human errors can cause serious damage in a hospital or healthcare setting. Doctor distraction or inexperience are two common causes of medical injuries. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnoses, medication errors, and birth injuries are also quite common.
Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case can be difficult since you need to identify a specific instance of doctor negligence or a specific event or action that led to an injury. You must seek the assistance of a medical injury lawyer if you want to recover damages and compensation for injuries and losses you suffered as a result of medical errors. Our injury lawyer in New Hope is just a call away, and we can help you file a claim and pursue whatever medical damages you may be entitled to receive.
For a free case review to understand your legal options, call Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335.
Wrongful Death Accidents
Wrongful death is simply an accident-related fatality. There are many other ways that an accident can lead to a fatality. Delayed inspections of factory equipment leading to an accident can cause wrongful death. Plane and train accidents—on runways for planes and at railroad crossings for trains—are common. Workplace hazards can lead to onsite deaths, as can construction site accidents.
When it comes to workplace accidents, the victim—or the victim’s family if there is a workplace fatality—usually cannot file a personal injury suit against the employer but will have to seek recourse via the state’s workers’ compensation policy. Benefits that you may be able to avail from workers’ compensation usually include some form of disability wages and a lump sum damages payment.
Even healthy activities can lead to serious injuries if the participants do not have appropriate gear, or if they lack experience or do not have qualified supervisors overseeing their activities. Horseback riding, swimming, gymnastics, and contact sports such as football and lacrosse can all lead to serious injuries if one does not exercise due care and caution.
The most common premises liability accident is slip and fall accidents, but other accidents can occur on the property of someone who should have either foreseen a potential health hazard and removed it or indicated to visitors and workers that a premises hazard exists. For example, public spaces, places of business, schools, government offices, and recreational areas are all owned and/or maintained by someone. Property hazards must be removed by whoever is responsible for them.
If you slip and fall because of a missing handrail, trip on a cracked patch of sidewalk, are bitten by a dog at a neighbor’s home, slip on a puddle or fall on a pothole in a mall parking lot, or suffer an electric shock or toxic chemical exposure at your place of work, you can seek damages from the party or parties responsible for addressing these issues.
How We Help Victims in New Hope
Our injury lawyer in New Hope has the knowledge and resources needed to help guide you through the difficult time immediately after an accident, so you can recover not only physically and mentally but financially as well. The care and treatment costs for serious accidents can quickly deplete a family’s financial resources, and you may have piling bills and insurance adjusters knocking at your door while you tend to your injuries or those of a loved one.
We strongly encourage you to call the legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC for help supporting your claim, handling communications with all of the parties involved in your accident, quantifying the value of your claim, and keeping up to date on the progress of your claim. The time to act is now, so please call us for a free consultation at (215) 642-2335.