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The 3 Most Common Types of Personal Injury

Injuries can take a serious toll on your life. They impact your work, rest, and home life. They can take weeks, months, or even years to heal. Some can even cause lifelong pain. So what do you do when you’ve experienced a personal injury thanks to somebody else’s negligence? A personal injury attorney can help. First, though, let’s look at the three most common types of personal injury. If you’ve been through any of these scenarios, let the attorneys at Wheeler and Watson help you.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are by far the most common sources of personal injury. Sometimes a car accident is nobody’s fault, like when a driver skids on a patch of ice. Most of the time, though, car accidents are caused by somebody’s negligence. Often, it’s because one driver just wasn’t paying attention to the road. These days, texting and driving is more common than ever. However, other negligent behaviors can cause accidents, too. Speeding is just one example.

No matter the cause of the accident, the resulting personal injury can cause lifelong pain. Car accidents cause a wide array of injuries. Back pain, neck pain, and broken bones can all come from a car accident.

Medical Malpractice Injuries

When you go to a hospital, you want to put your trust in your doctors and nurses. However, some medical visits can cause injury if your medical staff aren’t at their best. More often than not, these personal injuries are caused by negligence rather than recklessness. In other words, medical staff provided substandard care because they weren’t paying close attention, not because they had any intent to cause harm. Still, medical staff must be held accountable for malpractice personal injuries.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can get more serious than most people realize. Sometimes they only cause muscle sprains, but at other times they cause broken bones, lifelong back pain, and other costly injuries.

Are slip and fall injuries the fault of the establishment? Not always. Sometimes, however, the establishment’s owners or managers create an unsafe environment for their customers. Your attorney can help you figure out if you have a legitimate slip and fall injury case.

What You Can Do About Personal Injury

So, what can you do about personal injury? You can start by calling Wheeler and Watson. We have years of experience winning personal injury cases. Contact us today for your free consultation.