Did you know that in the first half of life, more Americans die from personal injury and violence each year than sudden illness and disease? This makes injury the leading cause of death among persons age 1-44 in the U.S. One person every three minutes dies from injury, that’s 199,800 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov.)
Merriam-Websters Law Dictionary defines personal injury as an injury to one’s body, mind, or emotions; broadly: an injury that is not to one’s property.
Most Common Accidents Causing Personal Injury
Auto accidents are the most dangerous types of incidents leading to personal injuries. Frequently, auto accidents result in property damage as well. Secondly, serious work-place incidents may also occur causing injury to an individual. Often times, workers compensation statutes apply and a personal injury attorney can guide you through this process.
Less frequently, personal injuries from slip and fall accidents and even from another person’s negligence may happen and most often result in minor injuries.
Common Personal Injuries Are:
- Neck and/or back injury, most commonly whiplash
- Spinal cord damage
- Head trauma/concussion
- Emotional damage and stress related anxiety, possibly leading to chronic fatigue
- Orthopedic/joint injuries
Because personal injury is more common than expected, it is important that you know your rights and what to do should such an instance occur. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident or incident due to the fault of another resulting in personal injury, get help.
Our firm is here to work toward helping you get taken care of physically, legally, and financially. There are important steps to this process where you will most often benefit from guidance. It is our job and privilege to guide you through this process, step by step. Contact Mike Wyatt of Mann, Wyatt & Rice to get your questions answered in a free consultation if you have been involved in an accident.
Our attorneys take great care and pride in protecting our community –
one person at a time.