Top 3 Most Common Accidents—and How to Deal With Them

It’s terrifying to be in an accident, or find out about an accident that has happened to a family member. Accidents occur every day. It’s therefore important to be aware of the most common types and know how to deal with them in case you or someone close to you is ever involved. You can prepare for the worst, as we wish you all the best at Jenkins Law PL.

1. Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are among the most serious and common types of accidents in the world. They can include everything from car and truck accidents to pedestrian accidents and motorcycle accidents.

Statista reports that in 2018, there were around 3,651 motor vehicle deaths. This is a small increase over the previous year. The majority of motor vehicle deaths are caused by passenger cars. Light trucks and motorcycles make up a smaller percentage.

You will want to first assess the injuries and damages sustained by both parties in a vehicle accident. You will then want to hire an attorney who specializes in vehicular accidents to handle the case. You may be entitled compensation if you sustain enough injuries or damage.

2. Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are the second most common type of accident. They account for an average of 17,000 deaths a year in America. Your damages and fault level will be assessed to determine how much compensation you get. This is the percentage of damage that is not at fault. You must first consult an attorney to help build the strongest case possible in the event of a slip-and-fall accident.

3. Home Accidents

Home accidents are the third most frequent accident in California. According to “A Safe Life “more than 18000 Americans die each year due to injuries occurring in the home …[ and] unintentional injury, no matter how serious, is never fun. This results in an average 21 million medical visits every year, which adds up $220 billion.

It is important to be prepared for the many injuries and deaths that occur in homes every year. You should also have an attorney on your side, who can help you build your case after you’ve been injured. You may have a strong product liability case if the accident is related to faulty products.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Kelly-Ann is an insurance claim Lawyer. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation. 

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