A serious personal injury is a catastrophic setback. Even with health insurance the expenses associated with treating a serious injury can quickly begin to pile up.
If you’ve been forced to stop working for a period of time, your inability to pay for medical treatment and basic necessities for yourself and your family can become overwhelming. This is particularly true if you’re facing a long-term, catastrophic injury.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, which is governed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 31 million people across the country who are injured severely enough to require medical treatment each year. About two million of those cases are serious enough to require overnight hospitalization. Furthermore, approximately 162,000 cases result in fatalities. Many of these injuries happen when people are doing things that should be safe, such as using consumer products or walking in their neighborhoods.
Traffic collisions are also a source of serious personal injuries. Even if you are following all the rules of the road and consistently conducting yourself as a safe driver, other motorists may not be behaving so responsibly. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows there are about 5.5 million car accidents in the United States per year. They result in approximately three million injuries and 40,000 deaths.
Individuals and companies must be responsible for causing injuries to others – whether they are negligently operating a car, negligently maintaining their property, or simply being reckless. Additionally, the law imposes strict penalties on companies that create dangerous, defective, or inadequately labeled products.
We have years of experience in resolving and litigating personal injury claims. We’ve obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for product defect claims, and over $1,000,000 in compensation for injuries caused by dangerous road conditions.
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