Five Most Common Personal Injury Claims in FloridaTampa Bay Legal News
Accidents are, regrettably, simply one of those universal things that happen to everyone at least a few times throughout their life. Although the majority of these accidents are innocuous and cause minimal or no injury to their victim, there are, occasionally, more serious accidents that can have disastrous and life-changing outcomes.
In the state of Florida, Tampa personal injury lawyers deal with some forms of personal injury cases more often than others. Listed below are the five most prevalent kinds of personal injury cases filed every single year in Florida.
Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall/trip and fall accidents can cause serious, and sometimes even life-threatening, injuries. The primary injuries that victims sustain in a slip/trip and fall accident can cause them to live with a handicap for the rest of their life. Although these personal injury claims are one of the complex to prove, an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney will be able to help.
Products liability claims are necessary when one of the endless amounts of products that hit store shelves every year causes injury to a consumer. Provided that the product was being used as intended, an injured victim may have the ground to file a claim of personal injury.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles reported that, in 2012, more than 280,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred throughout the state. Consequently, it is no surprise to learn that car accidents account for a vast majority of Florida personal injury claims every year. Motor vehicle accident claims are not limited to the occupants of a vehicle. They also apply to bicyclists and pedestrians who have been injured by irresponsible drivers.
Sadly, physicians and other professionals in the healthcare field are under a tremendous amount of pressure to care for their patients and administer the highest degree of care possible. Since doctors and nurses see dozens of patients on a daily basis, however, it is equally unsurprising to find that claims of medical malpractice make up the second-biggest percentage of personal injury claims in Florida every year. The harsh reality of this kind of negligence is that it often ends in wrongful death.
Corporations are under a lot of pressure to maintain pace with consumer demands and stay aggressive and competitive in a declining market. This has led to an increase in work-related injuries due primarily to cutting corners and hurried business practices. An estimated three million injuries occur on job sites every year, endured by employees who are simply trying to do their jobs in less-than-safe conditions.
As with every kind of personal injury case, the endless number of variables makes your claim unique. This is just one of the many reasons why hiring a skilled attorney is beneficial to your Florida personal injury claim.
Your attorney will know the most thorough and efficient way of collecting vital evidence that proves you were not at fault for the accident. Establishing this fact is essential to the success of your Tampa personal injury case.
If you have sustained injuries during any kind of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, there is evidence out there that will substantiate your claim.
A reputable personal injury attorney from Fulgencio Law will be able to help you. Call us at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free Tampa personal injury consultation today.