If you have been injured in an accident, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are over 3 million injuries from transportation accidents each year and about 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Every year in the U. S, millions of Americans receive medical treatment for a personal injury. Often times, these individuals are stuck paying expensive medical bills for an injury that was caused by another person’s negligence.
We are currently evaluating construction personal injury claims in Connecticut and throughout the U. S. Victims of accidents, negligence, and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our personal injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of personal injury accident claim and motor vehicle accident compensation cases.
Personal injury accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many personal injuries occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When an accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
Personal Injury Statistics
There are more than 1 million cases of whiplash reported each year in the U. S.
Fatal head injuries are responsible for more than 60% of all bicycle fatalities.
There are over 3 million injuries each year from transportation accidents.
2/3 of all bicycle accident reported deaths are from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
There were 109 Bicycle accident related deaths in 2009.
There were 950 Motorcycle crash related traffic deaths in 2009.
There were 563 Pedestrian related deaths in 2009.
There were 17,000 truck related accidents reported in 2009.
There were 90,000 motorcycle related injuries reported in 2009.
50,000 bicycle injuries reported each year in the United States.
1 million children are injured in bicycle related accidents each year.
8,000 boating accidents are reported by the U. S. Coast Guard each year.
500,000 truck and commercial vehicles were involved in accidents in 2010.
The U. S. Department of Transportation reported 33,808 nationwide traffic accident deaths in 2009.
More than 100,000 motorcycles are involved in crashes each year according to latest data from the NHTSA.
Motorcyclists are 39 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash according to NHTSA.
Recent Accident Settlements & Verdicts
$2.2 Million Settlement – Faulty roadwork and hazardous road conditions resulted in a bicyclist crashing and suffering multiple broken bones and severe head injuries.
$1.24 Million Settlement – A bicyclist was struck while riding through and intersection and run over by a truck making an illegal turn.
$1.75 Million Settlement – A motorcyclist drove through intersection and car did not see him because of overgrown vegetation had leg amputated.
$1.5 Million Settlement – Minor child suffers head injury in a car collision and the loss of her mother.
$6 Million Settlement – 32 year-old wife and mother killed in a head-on collision by car driven by a sales representative. that crossed center line
$4.2 Million Settlement – 13 year-old boy suffers brain damage after being struck by a car at an intersection.
$2.4 Million Settlement – 72 year old woman suffered a severe spinal injury from slip & fall on an uneven public sidewalk.
$1.4 Million Settlement – Traumatic Brain injury caused by driver who made an illegal left hand turn causing collision.
$5.2 Million Jury Award – Asbestos worker who developed malignant peritoneal mesothelioma from asbestos work exposure.
$1.395 Million Jury Award – Woman involved in serious spinal injury from two-car collision at intersection.
$1.25 Million Jury Award – Wrongful-death lawsuit by the family of a man who died as the result of a car wreck.
$1 million Jury Award – Parents of a baby boy who died in his mother’s womb before an emergency C-section was performed.
$12.3 million Jury Award – Insulator and construction worker died of malignant Mesothelioma cancer
$12.3 million Jury Award – U. S. Steelworker died of occupational asbestos exposure causing malignant Mesothelioma.