Society within the United States is very litigious, as thousands of people file lawsuits for various reasons. A small portion of the lawsuits in the U.S. are frivolous. Many lawsuits are filed by those who have sustained a serious personal injury due to another’s negligence. These people have every right to hold those responsible for their injuries liable.
Although there are many different types of personal injury lawsuits, the following three are the most common cases. Read on to learn more about motor vehicle claims, defective product cases, and work-related personal injury lawsuits.
Motor vehicle injury claims
About 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year. These accidents often involve two or more vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Unfortunately the rate of car accidents is increasing due to distracted driving. Studies have found that this issue is the number one cause of car accidents in the U.S. Distracted driving often occurs because someone is texting or talking on their phone, changing radio stations, or eating while driving.
Defective product cases
Product liability cases, also referred to as defective product cases, comprise about seven percent of personal injury lawsuits. With so many products on the market, it is inevitable that some customers will encounter faulty products. Defective product cases are often focused around things like faulty toys, tools, clothes, drugs, foods, vehicles, and heavy machinery.
Many people with legal grounds for a lawsuit receive generous compensation for the damages they sustained due to a faulty product. There are three different types of defective product cases, including defective design, and failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions on properly using a product.
Work related personal injury lawsuits
On-the-job injuries are more common than many think. More than 3 million non-fatal work-related injuries occurred in 2009, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number of work-related injuries is high, but more probably occurred. Many injuries go unreported because employees fear losing their jobs. Your employer is responsible for making your work environment as safe as possible. If you get a personal injury as a result of their negligence, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Getting help from a Texas personal injury lawyer
If you were injured by a defective product, a motor vehicle accident, or through a work related incident, it is important that you understand your legal rights. For information on how to get assistance with your personal injury case, contact Attorney Dean Boyd today. If you would like to learn more about our services, call us at (806) 242-3333 or Contact Us by email. You can also come by our office at 4423 SW 45th Ave in Amarillo, Texas or 5012 50th St #103 in Lubbock, Texas.