Content Summary for The Personal Injury Infographic
Personal Injury Facts & Figures:
Personal Injury law relates to circumstances in which someone is physically or emotionally injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions.
Common types of personal injury
Motor vehicle accidents (cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks)
Slips, Trips or Falls
Understanding some common types of Personal Injury
Birth Injuries occur an average of 7 per 1000 live births.
An estimated 500,000 construction accidents occur annually.
Construction workers account for 1 in 5 workplace fatalities.
These accidents occur when safety engineers and safety programs are either negligent or simply absent.
Over 400,000 people die each year from preventable errors in hospitals.
1 pedestrian is killed every 2 hours.
1 pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slip/trip and falls are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. This type of personal injury can cause back injuries, neck injuries, hip injuries, fractures, severe head or brain injuries, paralysis, and even fatalities.
1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck.
3 Types of Responsibility for Personal Injury
An intentional tort occurs when someone takes deliberate steps to harm another individual.
Negligence occurs when an individual or entity does not act reasonably within a given situation and harms another person through those actions.
Strict liability applies to a situation in which a party can be held responsible for an injury without proof of negligence. For example, in product liability actions, a manufacturer is responsible to make sure that all of its product are safe when used as directed.