Common Types of Accidental Injuries
In 2008 alone, emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in the United States totaled about 28.4 million, and about 118,000 individuals died due to unintentional injury. While any accident can result in a variety of injuries, certain types of injuries may be more prevalent based on the type of accident. Anyone in St. Louis or surrounding areas who incurs injury due the negligence of other parties should seek advice and support from the law firm of McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C.
A St. Louis injury attorney from our firm has experience with a variety of types of accidents
The sad truth is that many people might avoid accidental injuries if one or more other parties exercise a reasonable degree of caution. You should not have to pay out-of-pocket for the expenses related to these injuries, which is why our attorneys focus on a wide array of accidents, including the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Automobile accidents may represent the most common cause of accidental injury, resulting in conditions ranging from minor cuts and bruises to disabling trauma to the head or spine. In the case of trucking accidents, passengers in a smaller vehicle often experience severely broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury (SCI)—and wrongful death also represents a common result of these serious accidents.
- Defective products. Any imaginable injury can occur from defective products. Small children regularly choke on small toy parts, home improvement enthusiasts lose fingers from defective power tools, and faulty home appliances and other items can cause potentially-deadly fires and explosions.
- Asbestos exposure. Individuals who spent significant time around asbestos and family members who experience exposure from asbestos fibers on clothing brought into the home have a high risk of developing mesothelioma, often decades after exposure.
- Dangerous prescriptions. In spite of extensive testing prior to receiving Food and Drug Administration approval, certain drugs may effectively clear up one condition while creating other serious conditions that may not reveal themselves until years later. Pharmaceutical manufacturers or the FDA may later recall dangerous drugs, but often after numerous individuals become sick or die.
- Workplace injuries. The types of injuries that occur in the workplace are limitless, ranging from relatively minor cuts, bruises, or broken bones in an office to traumatic brain or spinal injury experienced by construction workers after a major fall or a run-in with heavy equipment. And certain types of employment can cause a variety of conditions and illnesses such as repetitive stress injuries or illness from toxic exposure to chemicals. For most employees, workers compensation insurance covers the expenses related to their injuries, regardless of fault. But injured workers can experience difficulties with their claims.
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Trust the skilled St. Louis injury attorneys at McChesney & Ortwerth to provide you with the legal representation you need when you suffer injuries as the result of the negligence of others. If you have questions about a potential injury case, please contact McChesney & Ortwerth for further details. Call 888-906-6938, or contact the firm online with any questions.