Personal Injury Lawsuits
Areas of Personal Injury LawMotor Vehicle Accidents. More than 42,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2006, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In fact, motor vehicle accidents, which include car, bus, and boating accidents, are the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 2 and 34.
Negligence or carelessness is often the cause of motor vehicle accidents, with distracted drivers accounting for an estimated 80 percent of automobile accidents. Distracted behaviors such as texting and driving accidents are very closely associated. To learn more, visit our section on motor vehicle accidents. DUI misdemeanor and felony offenses are also often linked to auto accidents. If you or someone you know was hurt in a car accident or other incident involving moving vehicles, you should consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer.
Industrial Accidents. Industrial accidents can lead to serious health problems. Many people have been exposed to dangerous chemicals such as benzene, which can cause cancer, bone marrow toxicity and other ailments. To learn more about dangerous substances released in industrial accidents, contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. To learn more about personal injury settlements related to industrial accidents, you can speak with a personal injury lawyer