A recent article in a college journal called “Scholarship Media” attempted to itemize the most common personal injuries in Miami, Florida. Some of the findings may be surprising.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Not surprisingly, motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of accident in Florida, with hundreds of such accidents reported on a daily basis. The leading causes of motor vehicle accidents are reckless driving, sub-optimal road conditions, driving above driving above the posted speed limit, drunk driving, and others.
Car injuries include whiplash, fractures, scrapes and cuts, internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care giver fails to adhere to the established standard of due care in treating a patient, whether the treatment is diagnosis and treatment of a disease, performing a surgical procedure, of other procedure that results in serious injury, irreversible harm, or the wrongful death of the patient. Most medical malpractice claims involve surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and prescribing the wrong medication, or an incorrect dose of the correct medication.
Many serious accidents occur on premises owned or controlled by another person. Under Florida law, the owner or person in control of a property has a duty to keep the property safe for people who may visit. Premises injuries can include inadequate security, dog bites, slippery floors and stairways, electrocution, insufficient light, and catastrophic injury caused by structural collapse.
The article suggest that anyone who has suffered an injury in any of the cases reviewed contact an experienced personal injury attorney for an evaluation of the evidence and an opinion on the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income, future disability and pain and suffering.