Everyone deserves to live a fully healthy and happy life, but there are unavoidable instances where another individual’s or company’s negligence costs another their health. From auto accidents to falls and dog bites, millions of Americans must deal with a personal injury that prevents them from working and living to their best ability.
No one should take personal injuries lightly, and people who felt wrongfully harmed by the actions of others could seek justice by going to court and fighting for their case. If you don’t feel like your case is worth fighting for, then the following numbers and facts should change your mind.
- For every 400,000 personal injury cases filed, only 4% ever reach the courts. Most of these suits get settled before the first court date is even determined. This shows that the defendants usually know they’re in the wrong and are willing to compromise to avoid a lengthy and expensive legal battle.
- Back in 2018, the number of physician visits due to unintentional injuries reached 24.8 million. While the pandemic is still ongoing, it’s not in anyone’s best interests to keep visiting the hospital for personal injury as medical staff is stretched thin by the pandemic.
- Of these visits to the emergency room, the most non-lethal cases are dog bites that happen more frequently in poorer neighborhoods and less densely populated areas. These figures should give you a clear heads up when you’re going about your daily business.
- But, out of all the personal injury cases, vehicular accidents happen the most often. There were about 4.5 million medically consulted cases for personal injury due to car crashes and other vehicular incidents. Motorcyclists are in greater danger as the mortality rate for every 100,000 registered motorcyclists is at an alarming 58.33%.
- The elderly are also at risk of personal injury. About three million elderly Americans are treated for fall injuries every year. Moreover, the U.S. may see seven deaths from falls every hour if the trend continues until 2030.
These are only some of the statistics that should convince you to fight for your case if you’re injured. Learn more about personal injury statistics by reading the infographic below.