News Article
08.05.2019
Most Common Injuries Due to

Negligence

In the context of personal injury law, negligence is when someone does not exercise reasonable care. This means that they did not take actions that a prudent person would take to keep others safe. When this lack of care leads to injuries, it’s important to take the proper legal action. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, Grabb & Durando can help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, emotional distress, and lost wages.

These are the most common types of injuries that result from negligence:

Surgical Injuries/Malpractice

A study conducted by Johns Hopkins reports that over 250,000 hospital patients die each year due to infections, surgical mistakes, and medical malpractice. An additional 1.4 million people suffer serious injury due to medical negligence. This can include hospital-acquired infections due to poor sanitary practices or other medical errors.

However, the fact that these types of mistakes occurred is not generally enough for a negligence claim. By definition, the surgeon or doctor had to have been providing a substandard level of care for the mistake to be negligence. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence to make sure the healthcare provider is held liable for damages

Slip and Fall

A common type of negligence is premises liability. This is when someone such as a business owner does not maintain their property to a certain standard. Negligence can involve anything that creates a hazard, such as wet floors without a warning sign, or physical tripping hazards. In the case of businesses, it is considered a breach of duty when the business owner does not maintain the safety of the premises.

When it comes to unsafe premises, the most common injury risk is a slip and fall. The injured party might slip on a wet floor or trip over items that are left on the ground. However the injury occurs, you may have a right to hold the property owner liable if they did not keep a safe environment.

Automobile Accidents

Car accidents are shockingly common and injure and kill thousands of people in the United States each year. Whereas some accidents are not the fault of either driver, there are cases where one driver’s negligence causes the accident. This can occur in a number of ways. A driver may be texting and driving, speeding, or driving under the influence. These actions and others may fall under the legal definition of negligence.

Injuries sustained in automobile accidents can be severe and you are likely not thinking about filing a lawsuit in the immediate aftermath of the accident. However, it is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible about a car accident. A lawyer can help you determine if you have a legal claim.

If you were injured due to negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. At Grabb & Durando, we have decades of experience fighting to get our clients compensation for their injuries. Call us today for a free consultation.