There is no doubt about it that personal injury cases are incredibly common here in the United States, ranging from wrongful death lawsuits to trucking accidents and other such car accidents to cases of medical malpractice. Personal injury settlements can help the victims of such cases to get the settlement money that they need, often just to pay the expenses that have come along as a result of the accident in question, such as in the case of hospital fees after a car accident that led to serious injury – or really just any injury at all, as any type of hospital treatment is likely to be quite expensive.
Car accidents and the personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits that they so often lead to are, after all, incredibly commonplace here in the United States. Over the course of just one single year here in this country, as many as six million of them are anticipated and likely to occur. In these six million car accidents, at least three million people will sustain injuries.
Unfortunately, many of the injuries sustained by car accident victims are incredibly serious. Research even shows that nearly 40% (around 35% to be more exact) of all neck and spinal cord injuries sustained over a year here in the United States will actually be sustained in car accidents and other such motor vehicle accidents (like truck accidents) all throughout the country. For those who have had a spinal cord injury, paralysis of some severity is likely, something that will change just about anyone’s life forever.
In addition to causing a high number of serious injuries, the car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents that occur all throughout the country cause the loss of many lives and the loss of many loved ones as well. In just about every year, more than 30,000 people will die in car accidents. The year of 2016, for example, saw as many as 40,000 people dead in car accidents and other such motor vehicle accidents all throughout the country. In such cases, depending on the cause of the motor vehicle accident in question, wrongful death lawsuits handled by wrongful death attorneys are quite common indeed.
For instance, wrongful death lawsuits are common when a death has been caused by drunk driving. Unfortunately, cases of drunk driving are all too prevalent here in the United States. It has even been estimated that up to 300,000 people will get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol each and every day, though only about 4,000 to 5,000 of these people will actually be arrested and caught in the first place for drunk driving. This leads to as many as 28 deaths occurring due to drunk driving over this span of time. In many cases, these deaths will lead to wrongful death lawsuits, as wrongful death lawsuits can help, at least in part, to pay for funeral costs and other necessary fees that come with laying a person to rest.
Of course, car accidents and other such motor vehicle accidents are certainly not the only place where wrongful death lawsuits come into play. Wrongful death lawsuits can also be seen in many cases of medical malpractice as well, of which there are a good deal of here in the United States. With car accidents making up more than half of all personal injury cases here in the United States, medical malpractice cases come in second, making up as many as 15% of all personal injury cases witnessed throughout the country, many of which include wrongful death lawsuits as well. After all, there are up to seven million people who end up being impacted by preventable – sometimes even highly preventable – medical errors over the course of the year, and many of these people deserve a personal injury settlement to make up for, at least in part, the pain and suffering that they have had to endure as a result of these – sometimes severe – medical errors that have been made. For many people, personal injury cases are hugely important for the settlements they offer.