Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases occur when one person suffers an injury due to another person’s action (or another person’s negligence).

There are many types of personal injury cases, and individual state laws dictate the statute of limitations for each type of case. Here are common personal injury cases.

Common Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases are more common than you think. In fact, there are over 400,000 personal injury claims filed each year. You may not hear about these claims because only 4% of claims go to trial.


Here are the most common personal injury cases in the U.S.

  1. Car Accidents

There are millions of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, so it shouldn’t be surprising that car accident personal injury cases made the top of our list.


If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence (speeding, reckless driving, driving while high or intoxicated), reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney.


Please note that there are many types of motor vehicle accidents. For example, you may have been a passenger in a motor vehicle involved in a wreck. Or, you may have been injured while riding a motorcycle or bicycle or in a crash involving a semi-truck.

  1. Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are another common personal injury claim. Falls may occur because of wet floors, broken railings, or icy sidewalks.


Slip and falls can become life-changing events – especially for the elderly.


  1. Medical Negligence

Unfortunately, medical negligence is more common than you would like to think. This type of personal injury case covers the following situations:


  • Injuries that occur during childbirth
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis


Both institutions, medical practices, and medical staff can be named in a personal injury case.


  1. Workplace Injuries

Your workplace is responsible for maintaining a safe environment where you can perform your job duties. However, sometimes workers are harmed when a company or organization fails to enact policies, procedures, and protocols that minimize or eliminate hazards or dangerous conditions.


A personal injury attorney will help you receive compensation if you were injured on the job – at no fault of your own.

  1. Product Liability 

Product liability personal injury claims arise when a buyer gets injured due to a manufacturing defect or design flaw.


There have been huge product liability lawsuits in the last couple of decades, including cases involving Round Up and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder.


How Woods Law Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Case

You may be hesitant to reach out to a personal injury lawyer because you would rather deal with the situation alone – perhaps because you don’t want to testify in court or face the scrutiny of opposition lawyers. However, personal injury cases are often settled in mediation – or without a trial.


Attorney Aaron Woods of Woods Law KC has years of experience with personal injury lawsuits in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and he and his staff are happy to talk with you about your case.


Contact Woods Law KC to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.


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