The Typical Causes of Needless Injury in New York and Across the Country
As a society, we seem to find more and more ways to engage in distraction, whether it’s on a personal device, looking at a billboard or trying to do more than one thing at a time. When we’re distracted, it’s easy for us to cause injury to another person. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury claims in New York City and nationwide.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The number of motor vehicle accidents in the United States has been steadily climbing for the last decade, with more than 6,000,000 annually. That’s more than 16,000 across the United States every day, making motor vehicle crashes the single biggest cause of personal injury in the United States. The numbers have escalated significantly over the last three years, as consistently low gas prices have put more drivers on the road for more hours. Insurance industry watchdogs say the United States sees about $230 billion in auto accident costs every year.
Slips and Falls, also known as Premises Liability
Right up there with motor vehicle accidents are slips and falls, leading to nearly nine million ER visits every year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that slips and falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injury in individuals under the age of 20, as well as those over 65—about one third of all slip and fall hospital visits involve seniors.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
The CDC also reports nearly five million dog bites every year, with about one in every six requiring some type of medical treatment.
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