The most common personal injury claims fall into three categories.

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The Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Serious injuries can take place anywhere at any time: on the drive to work, at work, on vacation, etc. The hazards of daily life alone make it impossible to prevent every potential accident. If you do have the misfortune of being in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you determine if you can recover compensation for your damages.

The Big Three

Three of the most common personal injury claims are auto accidents, workplace injuries and defective products. Unfortunately, these types of personal injury claims are usually the most serious in nature. Likewise, they are also the most frequent type of cases our personal injury lawyers help clients resolve.

Auto Accidents

Crash statistics in the United States are staggering.

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 37,000 people die on the road each year. Additionally, around 2.35 million people are injured or disabled. Most car accidents are caused by negligence, such as collisions from drunk driving, speeding, or driving while distracted. If your car is struck by another vehicle chances are high that the other driver will be held responsible.

Auto accident injuries and related damages can be serious and expensive. If you were involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation, but you have limited time to file a lawsuit. In most states, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims from an auto accident is two years from the date of the accident.

Workplace Injuries

Many personal injury claims start in the workplace.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries were reported by private industry employees in 2015. Around 75 percent of these injuries occurred in service-providing industries.

Most businesses actively protect their employees by having safety precautions in place for hazardous materials or equipment and inspect and update their equipment often. Unfortunately, some employers are not as conscientious and do not thoroughly test or inspect their equipment.

Auto accidents and workplace injuries can coincide when a worker is required to drive for their job, such as a delivery driver, truck driver, or similar. If you are injured on the job due to your employer’s negligence, the business you work for could be held liable.

Common workplace accidents include:

High distance falls

Falling objects or debris

Overexertion from heavy lifting or lowering


Machine crushing or entanglement

Vehicle accidents

Defective Products

Faulty and defective products are another common type of personal injury claims.

If you are injured by a product that has functioned improperly, and it can be proven that the company knew of the potential for the product to be defective, they may be held accountable for your damages. There are many types of product defects, including manufacturing defect, defective design and insufficient or absent warning. Unsafe and defective products are still sold in the marketplace every day.

McDonald Law Firm has years of experience representing victims of faulty products, defective drugs and medical devices. Most recently we represented hundreds of clients who received defective hip implants.

To see a complete list of the current devices we are currently investigating, visit our product liability page.

Consider McDonald Law Firm for your personal injury claim.

The lawyers at McDonald Law Firm have both the experience and the resources to build the strongest possible case on your behalf for your personal injury claim. We will thoroughly investigate your case, determine the full extent of any past and future losses and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.

We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis.

This means you never owe us any out-of-pocket fees or expenses and we only get paid if we obtain an award for you. Call 855-702-9061 or complete the form on this page to get started today.

Still have questions? Want to learn more about the personal injury process? See our answers to questions people commonly ask us before hiring our firm.

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