Hundreds of accidents occur in the United States every single day, many of them fatal. Some of the leading causes of accidental death or injury in the country include poisoning, vehicle accidents, and slips and falls. Personal injury can also include everything from drowning, firearm discharge, and suffocation to workplace hazard injuries, construction site accidents, malfunctioning equipment, and reckless behavior.
If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury of any type, we can help. As a personal injury law firm in Yardley, we can help you file a civil claim for damages and compensation after an accident that was not your fault. Depending on the specifics of your case, it can take time to investigate and put together a claim, so do not hesitate and contact the Cordisco & Saile LLC personal injury team at (215) 642-2335 for a free case evaluation. We provide services on a no-win, no-fee basis, so call today.
Types of Personal Injuries
Accidents that lead to personal injuries can take many different forms. Here are some of the more common forms of personal injuries, as well as the factors that can cause them.
Poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The abuse, misuse, or mistaken consumption of prescription, over the counter, or recreational drugs are the most common causes of poisoning accidents. Ingestion of incorrect drug dosages and taking the wrong medication at the wrong time can also lead to personal injuries from poisoning.
Vehicle accidents are the main cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and they also cause thousands of traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, fractures, and whiplash cases every year. Rear-end accidents are often linked to whiplash, and sideswipe accidents can lead to upper and lower body fractures. Truck accidents are often fatal or can lead to serious bodily harm, not to mention substantial vehicle and property damage losses.
Accidents and negligence in the provision of patient care can take many forms. For example, a doctor may make a human error and incorrectly use a medical device, causing harm to a patient. He or she could also miss an important test or screening before a procedure, or administer an incorrect dosage of a critical drug to a patient. Doctor distraction, inexperience, and negligence can also cause patient harm. Depending on how and where it occurs, medical malpractice can lead to organ damage, scarring, and pain.
A high percentage of accidents occur in workplaces, specifically dangerous workplaces such as factory floors and construction sites. Slip and fall accidents, falling from a height, objects falling from a height, malfunctioning equipment, and poor lighting can all cause serious bodily harm. Accidents with construction vehicles and loaders or earthmovers can also lead to injury. It is highly common for construction site workers to be struck by reversing vehicles because they could not hear them backing up.
Slips and Falls
Slip and fall accidents can happen in places beyond work sites as well. They can happen on government property, in commercial zones, at businesses, at schools and colleges, and in recreational facilities. They can be caused by liquid spills, changes in floor traction, uneven surfaces, poor maintenance or construction, or a lack of safety equipment such as handrails or handles.
Depending on who is responsible for the premises or property, you may be able to sue the property owner, a property possessor, or a maintenance or service crew for floor or stairwell hazards that led to a slip and fall accident.
Firearm, Drowning, and Sports Injuries
Accidental firearm discharge accidents can happen to anyone. They do not have a very high incidence rate, but they can lead to serious injuries and death. Sports injuries can occur if professionally trained supervisors are unavailable to oversee dangerous or vigorous activities such as bungee jumping or football. A lack of safety equipment or activity-specific gear can also heighten the risk of sustaining an activity-related accident.
These types of accidents should make it clear that an injury can happen anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. We should take preemptive measures and exercise caution wherever we go and whatever we do, but if an accident still occurs, you have a right to seek compensation from the parties responsible for harming you.
Our Commitment to You
Our personal injury law firm in Yardley is here to help you with your personal injury case. It would be unfair for you to have to pay for damages and unilaterally suffer losses because of the actions–or the negligent inaction–of a third-party that owed you a certain level of care. If an employer did not provide you with a safe work environment, or a truck service team did not perform important safety checks on your vehicle, or a product manufacturer hid product hazards from the public, you should not have to bear the cost.
Our commitment is that we will:
- Collect any evidence needed to support your case.
- File for the maximum damages allowed by law.
- Identify the at-fault parties responsible for your injuries.
- Obtain expert testimony on your injuries or losses.
- Quantify all of the losses and damages you suffered.
- Negotiate on your behalf for a settlement.
- Represent you in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
We Can Help
We commit to doing all of the above for you at no upfront cost. Irrespective of how or where you suffered an injury, we will file a claim with the right courts on your behalf. Keep in mind that statutes of limitation apply to civil liability cases that involve personal injuries, so do not delay. Our personal injury law firm in Yardley can be reached at (215) 642-2335, so please call us for assistance with your personal injury case.