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Most Common Reasons for Personal Injury Claims

Accidents happen each day, sending thousands of people to their local emergency rooms. Many accidents are the result of one’s own conduct. However, others are caused by the negligent acts of another. We understand there is a tremendous amount of pain and frustration that results from any type of accident. When an accident is caused by another’s negligence, we want you to obtain the compensation you deserve. In order to have the best possibility of obtaining relief, you should be aware of some common reasons for personal injury claims.

Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a report in Millennial Magazine, following behind cancer and heart disease. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to act in accordance with their required standard of care. The required standard of care for a healthcare provider is to act with the same care, skill and treatment that would be considered acceptable and appropriate to other reasonably prudent health care providers.

In order to successfully recover from a medical malpractice claim, the injured party must be able to show damages. Acting with negligence alone does not create a sufficient basis to recover. If you or someone you know has suffered damages due to the negligence of someone else, you should immediately contact an attorney to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to preserve your claim.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall cases involve another form of negligence that may allow recovery in the event of damages. Many slip and fall incidents happen each year, which result in big payouts. Store owners are required to maintain their property to ensure it is free from safety hazards. Sometimes, it is difficult for management and other staff members to keep track of safety hazards, although it does not eliminate the stores obligation.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, you need to speak with an experienced legal professional as soon as possible. As the injured party, you will bear the burden to show that the owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are another major cause of personal injury claims.There are many different negligence factors that cause personal injury to another individual. Some common causes of accidents that involve negligence include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Speeding; and
  • Drowsy driving.

The effects of a car accident can be fatal. Even if you or your loved one survives the wreck, you may have to deal with the effects of the accident for years to come. Our attorneys want to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Attorneys for Professional Representation

If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, a slip and fall, a car accident, or another reason caused by negligence, you should speak with an attorney. Scheduling an initial consultation today may be the first step to beginning a claim. Our Port St. Lucie attorneys at the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. are prepared to help you today.

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