Accidents can harm a family in many different ways. Firstly, there is the trauma of the accident itself. A harrowing car accident, a serious slip and fall, or the death of a loved one are all events that you cannot place a dollar figure on. Next, there are the injuries themselves. Broken bones, amputations, burns, scars, paralysis, head injuries, and spine injuries are just a few of the devastating injuries that you can sustain in an accident. Some are short-term whilst others can be permanent or long-term.
Finally, there are the costs of treatment and the secondary issues that arise after an accident. If a family’s primary breadwinner is injured or if you have medical bills to pay, you may quickly run out of funds. Issues such as social isolation, lost opportunities, a stalled career, and long-term injuries that prevent you from performing the jobs you used to do before can also stand in the way of your recovery. Contact an injury lawyer in Warminster at Cardisco & Saile LLC for help with such cases. Call at (215) 642-2335.
Types of Accidents and Injuries
There are many ways an accident can occur. Here is a summary of some of the more common types and causes of accidents and injuries.
- Poisoning: Accidental poisoning is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Prescription overdoses are a common form of accidental poisoning. The abuse of alcohol and recreational drugs also fall into this category.
- Vehicle accidents: More than 38,000 people are killed in vehicle accidents every year, according to the National Safety Council. Vehicle accidents include truck, bus, motorcycle, and passenger car accidents. Hit and run accidents, pedestrian accidents, drinking under the influence, speeding, and distracted driving are also major causes of vehicle accidents.
- Slips and falls: Slips and falls result in about $50 billion in damages every year. The vast majority of cases involve the elderly, but workplace slips and falls are also highly common.
- Drowning and suffocation: Drowning and suffocation are the leading causes of death in children up age to four.
- Nursing home accidents: The elderly residents of nursing homes are exposed to a wide range of risks. From muscle atrophy and bedsores due to limited mobility to assault by caretakers and slips and falls, nursing home accidents can be caused by age, frailty, and neglect. According to the Elder Abuse in Residential Long-Term Care Settings report, elderly people in these facilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
- Workplace accidents: Faulty machinery, electrocutions, toxic substance exposure, falls from a height, and objects falling on a person can all lead to serious injuries.
- Firearms: Accidental shootings and firearm accidents cause hundreds of accidents every year.
- Fires, burns, and toxic chemicals: Open fires and exposure to toxic chemicals can cause burns, disfigurement, scarring, and internal bleeding if toxins or toxic chemicals are ingested. Blinding may also result if the eyes are exposed to hazardous chemicals.
- Premises accidents: These include slips and falls and various forms of workplace injuries but are categorized based on who was responsible for maintaining safe environs for guests, patrons, and workers at a given location.
The worst-case scenario for these accidents is wrongful death, but they can also lead to broken bones, head trauma, paralysis, nerve damage, internal bleeding, amputations, loss of eyesight, back damage, neck damage, and more. Speak with our injury lawyer in Warminster to discuss your case and to identify which types of injuries you may be able to seek compensation for based on the unique circumstances of your accident. Call Cardisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 for more information.
How Accidents Occur
There are many ways an accident can occur. Consider the following scenarios.
- A truck fleet owner skips important service checkups to avoid delays and lower costs.
- A truck driver drives while drowsy to meet tight deadlines.
- A federal, state, or local municipality delays road repairs, leading to an accident.
- A driver drinks and drives under the influence, drives recklessly, or drives distracted.
- A doctor fails to perform important screening tests, misreads test results, or makes treatment or surgery errors.
- Hospital administration staff mix up patient records leading to wrongful death.
- A property owner does not repair a broken stairwell handrail despite complaints about it.
- A factory machine malfunction leads to a catastrophic injury such as an amputation.
There are countless examples like these of how accidents can occur. The common theme in all of them is that some form of negligence, an omission, an oversight, an instance of distraction, a lack of supervision, or a lack of care for others brought about the conditions that led to an accident.
If you suffered an injury of any type, it is our job to establish a connection between your injuries, the accident, the factors that caused the accident, and the behavior of at-fault parties that allowed hazardous or dangerous factors to persist unaddressed.
We Can Help
We are here to help. The personal injury lawyer in Warminster with the Cordisco & Saile LLC legal team can help you:
- Identify at-fault parties responsible for your accident
- Determine the fair compensation figure that you should seek
- Obtain evidence in support of your case
- File your claim on your behalf with the right courts
- Follow up with your case and make sure you meet all procedural and administrative deadlines
- Negotiate your claim on your behalf with insurance adjusters and the insurance agents or representatives of the at-fault parties identified in your claim
To do this, we may obtain police accident reports, truck or vehicle maintenance logs, medical records, property maintenance records, security camera or dashcam footage, statements from witnesses, and any other forms of proof that we can obtain in support of your case and to connect third-party negligence to your accident and your resultant injuries.
We provide these services on a no win, no fee basis and at no upfront cost. This means you pay nothing upfront, and we can initiate the investigation stage of your claim if the circumstances surrounding your injury or accident warrant one. We only collect when you win a settlement or a compensation payout. You have nothing to lose and you can substantially improve your chances of arriving at a quicker and fairer settlement if you have an experienced attorney in your corner. Call now at (215) 642-2335.