No one plans on being injured and when they are the first assumption is the responsible party will take on the liability to make you whole again. Unfortunately that is rarely the reality. Statistically you or someone you know is very likely to be injured or harmed through no fault of your own and often it is a personal injury attorney that is needed to help ensure the responsible party is held accountable for their actions. I strongly suggest you to visit Page & Eichenblatt, P.A. to learn more about this.
Seventy five percent of all deaths in the United States for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 are attributed to three main causes; unintentional injury, suicide and homicide. Of those persons injured in unintentional accidents, almost half (45%) are the results of a motor vehicle accident. These statistics are staggering, not just because of the high number of young people dying but because of the high number of young people who are involved in these car accidents and survive, often with lifelong injuries or disabilities due to someone else’s negligence.
Another group of individuals that often encounter injuries include the three million workers who are injured or killed on the job every year. This amounts to an average of 18 workers a day injured or killed. The daily news is full of stories of miners killed in collapsing mines and oil rig workers blown up in explosions but even workers in safer occupations can be injured or killed on the job and when they are injured they count on their employer to do the right thing.
Unfortunately most corporate employers calculate the cost of human life and damage into their cost of doing business and even OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) can have a difficult time enforcing worker safety regulations with some businesses.
In a perfect world of course the responsible party for personal injuries would step up and pay for medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses due to the personal harm without litigation, but we don’t live in a perfect world and often the cost of personal injury is absorbed by the injured party.
Whether an injury is the result of a work accident or a car accident, or something else entirely, it is vital to go into a settlement agreement or litigation with an attorney to protect your interest and ensure you are not further harmed by a faulty settlement agreement.
A personal injury attorney can sit down with the injured party and assess the immediate and long term needs based on years of experience and expertise. Too often when injured, the injured party will assume their only expense will be the immediate medical bills and be quick to settle for what amounts to a partial payment amount without realizing the whole extent of future medical needs or potential loss of income. This is where the need for legal help pays for itself as an attorney works to ensure the injured party is left whole again.