Leading Causes of Injury
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What are Some Leading Causes of Injury?
Generally speaking, one of the leading causes of injury is the negligence of another party. It is less common for injuries to result from intentional conduct such as with an assault and battery claim. Instead, a great number of injury cases are due to the carelessness or negligence of another.
Proving a legal claim for negligence involves showing that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim, that they breached this duty, and that their breach was the cause of the person’s injuries. An example of this is where a surgeon fails to comply with their duty to practice according medical standards, and injures a patient as a result.
What are Specific Causes of Injury?
In more specific terms, injury can be caused by other facts, including:
- Slip and Fall: Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injury each year. Such incidents usually occur in grocery or retail stores
- Car Accidents: Every year many injuries are caused by car accidents. These also include pedestrian and bike accidents
- Products Liability: Manufacturer defects and defective products are also leading causes of injury.
- Failure to Warn: In many cases, the owner of property (or distributor of products) has a duty to warn others of dangers and risks. Failure to provide adequate warnings can result in
The injury causes listed here are generally classified under broader negligence laws. Another factor in these types of injuries is that leading causes of injury involve consumption of mass-produced products, or places where many people visit.
What are Legal Remedies are Available for Most Injury Cases?
When filing a claim for an injury case, you should understand what the legal remedies entail. In most cases, a legal remedy for injuries caused by the negligence of another is a monetary damages award. This is used to help the plaintiff recover losses and costs that directly result from the injuries.
In other cases, the defendant may be required to take steps to correct the conditions and/or conduct that caused the injuries. This can involve changing a product so that it is safer; making floors less dangerous in a store or outlet; changing employment safety policies; and other types of changes.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help With an Injury Lawsuit?
Injury lawsuits can often involve highly technical legal concepts, as well as a thorough grasping of the facts in each case. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you need assistance with an injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you understand your state’s injury laws, and can represent you during the formal trial.
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Last Modified: 06-25-2013 11:13 AM PDT
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