The most common types of lawsuits filed every year in the United States are those involving personal injury claims. And even though there are many different forms of personal injury that can occur and that can lead to a lawsuit, there are certain types that are far more common than others. Continue reading to learn about the five most common types of personal injury.
1. INJURIES RESULTING FROM VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS
Injuries that result from accidents that involve vehicles like motorcycles, cars, and trucks are one of the most common types of personal injury claims that are brought to US courts every day.
2. SLIPS AND FALLS
Slips and falls are also really common in the United States, with tens of thousands of Americans suing every year because they end up falling and getting hurt at public places like their workplace, a shopping center, a grocery store, etc.
3. WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS
Work related injuries also account for a large number of personal injury claims that are brought forth each year, especially when you combine non-fatal and fatal work related injuries.
4. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Another personal injury claim that’s surprisingly common is medical malpractice, which happens whenever a medical professional doesn’t provide adequate levels of care and their patient is hurt as a result.
Assault claims are included under criminal and tort law, and they make up a large number of personal injury claims that are put forth each year. These claims also usually involve claims of alcohol abuse or domestic abuse as well, and they often include a component of emotional distress too.