Personal injuries happen often, but when it does, are you prepared? Injuries can happen at any time of day, and they usually happen when you least expect it. And, believe it or not, under some circumstances personal injury is best dealt with by filing a lawsuit or claim. Here at Ores Law in Fort Collins, we believe that your well-being matters. So, here are the top five most common personal injury claims we deal with at Ores Law that you may be unaware of.
Products Liability Claims
These claims amount up to 7% of personal injury cases that we deal with. In fact, each year there are about 20,000 products liability claims filed. Because there are thousands upon thousands of products being used each day, there’s no doubt that there will be one that’s unsafe. From pet products to faulty medical devices, there’s something out there that you would least expect to cause you harm.
It’s worth pointing out that claims made from products liability have the second highest claim amount of about $300,000 in damage awards. However, damages awards to those who have been the victim of medical malpractice are higher.
Slip and Fall Claims
Did you know that slip and fall accidents took over 20,000 Americans’ lives? They also contributed to the 7 million personal injury cases reported in 2007. Slipping and falling cannot be predicted, which may be why it is one of the most commonly reported claims in the U.S.A. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can fall anywhere you go! However, slip and fall claims are a littler harder to prove, you’ll have to have some type of evidence to be able to win over your claim by providing proof that the premises you fell on failed to provide a safe walking environment.
Don’t go anywhere just yet! Stay tuned for our next blog where we’ll give you more of the top five most common personal injury claims. If you’re ready to schedule a consultation to file your personal injury claim, contact us online now!