Personal injury is the legal term for cases that involve damage and losses caused by the wrongful actions of another person or company. Personal injury lawsuits are commonly called tort cases. They originate from injuries incurred in an auto accident, medical malpractice, or from a defective product or dangerous drug.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics:
More than 31 million injuries occur to people in the US each year that require a doctor’s care.
Three million injuries and 40,000 deaths occur every year from 5.5 million car accidents that occur annually.
Construction accidents cause another 300,000 person injuries and 1,000 deaths annually.
Medical mistakes take the lives of 100,000 people every year.
While there are many factors that determine the success of personal injury cases the two most important are determining the wrongdoer’s responsibility and the calculation of damages owed to the victim, referred to as the plaintiff.
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