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The 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, around 31 million people are injured across our country each year that require some sort of medical treatment. Of these, about 2 million are severe enough to require some form of hospitalization. In addition to that, 162,000 of these injuries are fatal. Personal injuries can happen anywhere, when you least expect them.  Finding the proper professional representative is important with dealing with a personal injury. Here are the 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Medical Malpractice

This happens when a patient is injured by a physician or health care facility that failed to provide reasonably competent care.  In this case, the patient or family may file a personal injury claim. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, performance of wrong procedure on patient, leaving instruments inside patient during surgery. 

Slip and Fall

One of the top injuries are in this category.  Wet floors, poorly laid rugs and carpets, icy lots and poorly maintained properties can cause falls, slips and trips.  Property owners must maintain their property in a safe and hazard free manner.  If someone falls and becomes injured as a result of an on-site danger, they may be eligible to recover damages.

Auto Accident

This is the most common personal injury claim. If you are injured as the result of an auto accident, you may seek compensation for pain and suffering, as well as lost wages.

Dog Bite

In some states, the victim of a dog bite may hold the owner liable if they were bitten in a lawfully private or public place.  There are exceptions to this law, and you must prove that the owner was aware of the animals behavior of acting aggressively.  This also can apply to other animals.

Defective Products

If a product is improperly labeled or malfunctions, you may file a personal claim against the manufacturer or distributor if you are injured while using it.

When you are injured, it is important that you speak to a good personal injury lawyer, who can advise you or your rights and guide you in the right direction.  If you live in the Tampa, Florida area, a good team of Tampa personal injury attorney, is the firm of Kinney, Fernandez and Boire.  Their professional expertise and experience can help with any questions that you may have in regards to your injury.  

When you are injured, there are a lot of important decisions to be made and a lot of questions you should be asking advice on.  Visit the website of Kinney, Fernandez and Boire to read about the important questions you should be asking and how they can help you.

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