Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases come in many different forms. Most personal injury cases are a result of negligence, whether on the part of a product’s manufacturer, a doctor, a driver, etc. Below is a list of the most common forms of personal injury cases which are brought to our firm, though, we do consider all of the various forms in which personal injuries may occur.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: In 2017, Florida saw 402,385 car accidents, with about 1,098 people injured per day. Nationally, Florida ranks #1 in terms of bicycle injuries with about 110 bicycle deaths annually. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association, or NHTSA, 586 people died in Florida, due to motorcycle accidents in 2016. Car accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc. are all the most common types of personal injury accidents and must be addressed properly by a personal injury attorney at Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A.
Slip and Fall Accidents: As the leading cause of hospital visits, slip and falls are amongst the most common form of personal injury as recorded by the National Floor Safety Institute. Each year in the United States, one of every three persons over the age of 65 will experience a fall. At Scher and Scher, we know how serious slip and falls can be, and that’s why we fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Though slip and falls are not the leading cause of fatal injury, they represent the main cause of lost workdays. We understand how hard it can be to get back on your feet and continue to work, so we will handle your case while you focus on healing.
Wrongful Death: Florida’s statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is two years after the date of death. Wrongful death cases encompass many of the common types of personal injury cases, leading to the ultimately fatal result. As a family company, the attorneys at Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. are deeply willing to fight for loved ones lost due to an accident.
Work Accident: By law, buildings, stores, parking lots, and walkways must be maintained to ensure they can be safely traveled. This is a responsibility known as premises liability. In these kinds of lawsuits, the victim attempts to prove that their injuries are a result of negligence such as uneven floors, lack of warning signs, dim lighting, etc. In these lawsuits, the injured party must prove that the store owner was aware or should have been aware of their property’s dangerous condition, that there should have been a warning, and that the dangerous condition caused the victim to suffer injuries.
These are only a few of the many personal injury cases which are dealt with daily at our law firm. To read more about the different areas of personal injury law which we practice, visit our website. If at any time you or a loved one becomes injured due to negligence, malpractice, etc., schedule a visit to the Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. to speak with our expert personal injury attorneys. We offer a free consultation in which we conduct a case analysis and discover your options.