Personal injury lawyers have busy jobs, from dealing with injuries that happen while at work to nursing abuse to car accidents. When it comes to preventable injuries and a lowered quality of life as a result of them, a personal injury case is likely. If you have been the victim of such an instance, it’s likely that you too can meet with a personal injury lawyer or even a workers comp lawyer and find the settlement money that can help you to get back on your feet again, something that can be difficult to do after sustaining such an event. Finding a personal injury lawyer and mounting a personal injury case can be a great way to defend your rights.
First, we’ll discuss nursing abuse, a problem that’s only growing here in the United States, with as many as ten percent of all people in the United States over the age of sixty experiencing at least once some type of nursing abuse or elder abuse. Nursing abuse can happen in a wide variety of situations. It is perhaps most common in assisted living facilities, but will also happen among home care workers. Nursing abuse is likely underreported, as those who sustain the nursing abuse are often not able to adequately communicate what has been happening to them as well as who has been carrying it out.
By and large, the majority of personal injury cases do not result from nursing abuse, however. Instead of nursing abuse, it’s motor vehicle accidents that account for more than fifty percent of all personal injury cases. With a total of six million car accidents taking place each and every year in the United States, it should not come as too much of a surprise that as many as thirty million people are injured by the time that each and every year draws to a close. There are a number of causes of car accidents and some of them, like bad roads or severe weather, are not all that easy to prevent. However, some, like drunk driving, are.
Drunk driving and driving under the influence in general is a hugely problematic issue here in the United States as well as in many other parts of the world. In the United States alone, as many as three hundred thousand intoxicated people will get behind the wheel each and every day. Unfortunately, only around four thousand of these people actually get caught, leaving the rest on the road and a danger to everyone around them, with the potential to cause great tragedy. In fact, it’s estimated that the average drunk driver will manage to drive drunk a total of eighty times before actually getting pulled over and arrested. In those eighty times, truly just about anything could happen and countless lives, including the life of the driver, are put at risk.
Aside from nursing abuse and car accidents, dog bites are another event that often lead to personal injury cases. As many of us think of dogs as man’s best friends and as snuggly and adorable creatures, there are perhaps more dog bite cases in the United States than many of us realize. But, when mishandled and provoked and aggravated, dogs can be dangerous, even the most gentle and sensitive among them. Because of this, there are at least four and half million dog bites each and every year, all occurring on U.S. soil with even more taking place elsewhere around the world. Dog bites might sound minor and easy to treat (therefore not causing too much pain and suffering for the victim), but dog bites, if severe enough, can be debilitating. The average dog is stronger than many people realize, and can cause a great amount of structural tissue damage, particularly if, as is often the case when it comes to dog bites and dog attacks, they go for the face and not some other, less crucial part of the body.
Personal injury cases can be intimidating, but it is often worth the process. In fact, personal injury cases hardly ever go to trail, with the majority settled outside of it.