Top Causes of Personal Injury

By Mark T. Flickinger, JD on May 21, 2018

A man in a wheelchairPersonal injury refers to any injury that affects the mind or body, and is caused by another person or party’s negligent or reckless actions. Victims of personal injury can file a claim against the person or party that caused the injury to seek compensation for damages.

At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in personal injury cases. In this blog post, we discuss some of the top causes of personal injury. To learn more, read on, and then contact our Provo, UT practice to schedule a time to have one of our attorneys review your case.

Auto Accidents

As most people would expect, auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injury. People are injured or die every year as a result of car, motorcycle, and truck accidents. In addition, many pedestrians are killed or injured when they are hit by automobiles.

Construction Accidents

There are hundreds of construction sites in and around the Provo, UT area, and thousands of workers are employed at these workplaces. Unfortunately, a high number of construction workers are injured each year as a result of defective equipment, falls from roofs or scaffolding, and other types of accidents that are common on construction sites.

Medical Malpractice

Believe it or not, medical malpractice is a common cause of personal injury. When people seek professional medical care, they expect to get better and experience improved health. But if the medical assistance they receive does not meet the standard of care, serious injury can occur. Medical malpractice injuries may be caused by failure to diagnose a condition, a delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, or medication errors.

Dog Bites

Dogs can be lovable pets, but they can also bite and seriously injure people. If you were injured by a dog bite, you may be due compensation for damages, including medical expenses for reconstructive surgery and damages for the mental anguish caused by such an event.

Premises Liability

If you are injured on another person or party’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim to reimburse you for any losses that occurred as a result of the injury.

A premises liability claim may be filed when someone slips and falls as a result of wet floors, torn carpets, or uneven flooring. If you were attacked by a dog on another person’s property, we can file a claim against the homeowner’s insurance policy.

Types of Personal Injury

Many types of personal injury can occur, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Internal injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Speech impairment
  • Loss of mobility

Some types of injuries may be temporary, while others are permanent. In either case, a personal injury can affect your ability to work. When filing a case, we will seek compensation for all losses associated with the accident, including loss of wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

To find out if you have a personal injury case, contact Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton today.

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