Accidents Causing Injuries in Florida 2022
The term accident suggests that whatever happened is out of somebody’s control, so no one must be at fault for it. But the last thing you want to hear if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence is, “it was an accident.” At Matthews Injury Law, we know that most so-called accidents happen due to another person or entity’s negligent actions. In Florida, our Florida personal injury attorneys regularly handle the following accidents that leave people injured.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Each year, millions get injured, and thousands die on U.S. roadways in motor vehicle crashes. In 2022, 386,180 crashes occurred in Florida, and these crashes resulted in 245,936 injuries and 3,355 deaths. Additionally, 9,009 motorcycle crashes occurred, resulting in 574 deaths, and 9,864 pedestrian crashes occurred, resulting in 741 deaths.
When a worker suffers an injury or gets killed at work, they are generally prohibited from bringing a personal injury claim against their employer. Rather, they must file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits from their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Workers’ comp benefits typically include medical benefits, temporary total disability (TTD) wage benefits, and permanent partial disability (PPD) wage benefits to compensate injured workers for their injuries. In some cases, however, an injured worker can file a claim against other third parties who may have contributed to or caused their workplace injury.
Premises Liability Accidents
These refer to accidents that arise due to a defective or hazardous condition on someone’s property. They can happen in private and public properties. A broad range of hazardous or defective conditions can give rise to premises liability claims, such as slips, trips, falls, and dog bites, among others.
Medical negligence on the part of doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can, and usually does, result in serious personal injuries. Medical malpractice comes in various types, such as improper treatment, misdiagnosis, medical errors, surgical mistakes, pharmacy mistakes, failure to diagnose serious health conditions like cancer, and birth injuries.
Defective Product Accidents
Defective and dangerous products can cause injuries at home, work, and in public places. Poorly worded operating manuals and improper warnings can likewise cause injuries. Common examples of dangerous products are dangerous foods, drugs, consumer products, defective medical devices, and vehicle components, as well as toxic chemicals and materials. Liable parties can include individuals, government agencies, or businesses that designed, sold, marketed, or manufactured defective or dangerous products.
A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed in an accident due to another person or entity’s negligence. Most wrongful death claims arise out of motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and the use of dangerous or defective products.
Seek Legal Advice From an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney Now
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of another’s negligent actions, we urge you to contact the Florida personal injury attorney at Matthews Injury Law to explore your legal options and rights. Schedule your complimentary case review with our Florida personal injury attorney by calling 813-e. 530-1000 or contacting us online.