What Are The Most Common Causes Of Personal Injury In SW Florida?

Florida’s cities are becoming busy day by day. With all the lively activity around, there are times when getting in harm’s way is unavoidable. Fortunately, the state’s citizens are protected by policies and laws where personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims can be filed to ease recovery. But it is still always better to stay on the safe side and getting to know the most common reasons behind personal injuries can help you avoid them.

Auto Accidents - Car accidents are not just limited to collisions between vehicles. Southwest Florida’s roads are shared by various cars and pedestrians, and the tiniest calculation can lead to accidents. For instance, motorcycles and bicycles are very vulnerable against other bigger vehicles as they can easily get lost in another’s blind spot.

Pedestrians can also get involved in an auto accident. Whether by driver negligence, poor visibility, or being influenced by natural phenomena, pedestrian-vehicle accidents are very common.

Slip And Fall Accidents - Everyone has places to be and things to do, and literal misstep or wrong turn can quickly escalate to a slip and fall accident. These accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. You might experience this at home where you might think is safe. It can also happen in public spaces like malls, restaurants, and dining places. Most commonly, the workplace can be a regular witness to slip and fall accidents.

Like auto accidents, slip and falls can be traced back to someone else’s negligence, like a property owner who failed to manage and maintain the space properly.

Work-Related Injuries - No matter the nature of your job, you are not a hundred percent safe from work-related injuries. This is not limited to slip and fall accidents, which can be caused by neglected and unrepaired office facilities. Work-related injuries can be gained from performing your job. This is common in places like construction zones and manufacturing industries.

Work-related injuries entitle individuals to worker’s compensation and can count as a personal injury case, depending on the circumstances.

Animal Attacks - Florida’s no stranger to animal attacks, but the most common one that you can encounter in your normal, everyday life is dog attacks. Pet owners are responsible for their pets, no matter if they are dogs or cats. When a person gets scratched, bitten, or in any way injured because of someone else’s pet, the owner is considered liable for the damages.

There is no absolute method to completely evade accidents but there are many ways to prevent them and minimize the damage when it happens. If you ever find yourself in a pinch and you are not sure whether your case falls under personal injury, do not hesitate to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. Not only will they guide you in taking the next steps, but they will also help you win your case. All you have to do is focus on your recovery.

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