Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence or recklessness of another individual and can result in critical injuries to one or more people. Here are the top causes of personal injury in Alabama, and what to do if you or a loved one were hurt in an accident through no fault of your own.
1. Car Accidents
Car accidents, from minor fender benders to devastating accidents, are common on Alabama roadways. Car accident injuries can include head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, lacerations, loss of limb, and death.
2. Medical Malpractice
When an individual goes to the hospital or visits their doctor, they expect to be cared for to the best of their physician’s ability. However, many doctors make mistakes or are neglectful in the care of their patients, which can cause injury. For example, a surgeon may leave a sponge or surgical instrument in the body cavity of the patient, or a nurse may over-medicate a patient when not paying attention to the instructions on the cart. Medical malpractice can lead to the critical injury or death of a patient.
3. Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can happen anywhere, including parking lots, grocery stores, gas stations, sidewalks, or hospitals. Wet floors, broken concrete, potholes, and other safety hazards can cause a person to slip or trip and fall, injuring themselves in the process. Common injuries from a slip and fall accident include broken bones, head and brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
4. Work Accidents
Work related accidents are common in Alabama, especially in certain industries like construction or office work. Injuries range from sudden accidental injuries to repetitive motion injuries that come from lifting or typing. Often, a workers’ compensation claim will cover work related injuries if the individual qualifies.
What to Do If You or a Family Member Are Injured
If you or someone you love have been injured, don’t hesitate to take action right away. After you’ve gotten the medical care you need, take the first step to protecting your right to financial compensation by contacting an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer.
Ted Williams Jr. has the expertise and resources to help you fight for justice after being hurt in an accident that was the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Call today for a consultation at (205) 623-4443.