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Personal Injury Fact Sheet: Injuries From A Variety Of Sources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System tasked with providing statistical data related to the health of those living in the United State, records and reports accident statistics annually. Personal injuries can take many forms, and are fairly common. For instance:

  • In 2013, the leading cause of non-fatal personal injury across all ages was due to accidental falls, slips and trips, accounting from more than 8 million American injuries.
  • Non-fatal personal injuries related to car, truck and other motor vehicle accidents accounted for more than 2.4 million injuries in 2013.
  • Animal bites and stings were responsible for 1.17 million non-fatal injuries in 2013.

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Stewart L. Cohen

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Personal Injury Incidents

Personal injuries can happen anywhere at any time to anyone. Living in a densely populated area, like the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, it is only a question of who, when and where the injury occurred.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

Injury law covers a wide array of sources of injury that result from the negligence of others, and they are the most common type of lawsuit filed in the United States each year. Some of the sources of personal injuries are listed below.


Medical Malpractice. If a doctor or healthcare provider acts negligently when providing you with care, and an injury results, it constitutes medical malpractice.


Product Liability. Personal injuries can be sustained when a product fails unexpectedly, causing injury, or is designed in such a way that the consumer who purchased the product suffers an injury.


Motor Vehicle Accidents. Personal injuries are very common in accidents involving motorized vehicles, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, boats, aircraft, buses, trains, subways, and taxis.


Slip and Fall Accidents. Slip and fall accidents are common at places of business. For instance, a person may slip on a puddle of water or an icy patch on the property of a business and suffer injuries.


Bicycle Accidents. Bicyclists are often involved in accidents that can result in personal injuries. The most common accidents involving bicycles result from improper maintenance of a bike pathway or instances where the cyclist is hit by motorized vehicle.


Defective Drugs. Defective drugs are responsible for a number of personal injury cases each year. Improper labeling and undisclosed health risks are two of the main reasons these defective drugs cause harm to those unsuspecting victims they are intended to help.

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Take Advantage of our Free Personal Injury Consultation Today. The professionals at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC provide clients with a free initial consultation at absolutely no charge. Do not hesitate. Contact our team today to discuss your personal injury claim. Our Philadelphia office can be reached at 888-560-7189.

Investigating Injuries Requires Resources

Each injury case is distinctly unique, and the investigating attorney must have years of experience to best be able to help you decide the course of legal action to take in order get you the compensation you deserve to recover from your accident. Someone will need to thoroughly examine the scene of the accident or location where you suffered your injury. Witnesses must be identified and their statements will need to be taken, and medical evidence about your injury will need to be acquired. The tasks involved in building a strong injury case require an immense amount of time, energy and financial resources. You’ll need a team of skilled injury lawyers with years of experience investigating injury claims and building a solid case. As your counsel, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC will rise to the challenge and fight for your rights.

Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your personal injury case, having a number of different specialist and experts on your side will be beneficial. If, for example, your injuries are related to a defective product, it may be prudent to confer with industry experts, qualified engineers, scientists and designers about the product that caused your injuries. Regardless of how your injuries were incurred, doctors and medical experts will need to be contacted and medical examinations conducted to produce documented evidence regarding your injuries and any possible long-term complications that might result.


Steps will need to be taken as soon as possible to preserve evidence related to your personal injury case. Photographs of the scene of the accident will need to be obtained, and witnesses will need to be identified and their statements about the incident will need to be recorded. Detailed documentation concerning the extent of your injuries will need to be recorded as medical evidence, and, if possible, photographs of our injuries should be preserved for the record.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, we are known as an experienced team of personal injury lawyers serving the City of Brotherly Love, and we fight vigorously to get our clients the compensation that they deserve for their injuries. We have successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients on their personal injury claims, and we can help you as well.


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