In 2007, the National Center for Health Statistics reported over 29 million
non-fatal personal injuries in the United States. That’s an injury
rate of almost one in ten among Americans of all ages and backgrounds.
Personal Injury Involves More than Just Physical Harm
Most people understand that personal injury accidents are accidents that
cause physical harm. What many people don’t realize is that a personal
injury accident often has a non-physical dimension, as well. Emotional
suffering caused by fear, pain, and loss of function can have a lasting
impact on the victim’s quality of life.
Our Irvine personal injury attorneys will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle accident injury lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.
You do not have to be the victim of an accident or violence to suffer
personal injury. Loss of companionship and emotional suffering are also
considered in personal injury law cases. If someone you love has suffered
from an accident or a violent crime, you may be entitled to damages for
the grief and distress you have endured.
Personal Injuries Have Many Causes
Many personal injuries are unintentional accidents. For example, the
slip and fall accident is the most common personal injury accident in
the United States. Personal injury accidents can also be caused by negligence.
One example of negligence is when a property owner fails to maintain a
property in a manner that is safe for use.
Personal injuries can also be inflicted intentionally, as in a violent
crime. Although the perpetrator will face criminal charges, the victim
of a violent crime may be able to file a civil personal injury suit to
recover medical expenses and some compensation for the emotional suffering
caused by the assault.
Personal Injury Accidents: Medical Expenses Are Only a Fraction
of the Costs
In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that the costs
of personal injury top $400 billion every year. Only a fraction of those
costs are the result of medical expenses. The bulk of the economic costs
($326 billion) result from lost wages and lowered productivity.
Although $400 billion is a staggering sum, the CDC figures do not include
the non-monetary costs of personal injury accidents, such as pain and
suffering or loss of affection. If such non-tangible damages as loss of
solace or loss of companionship are factored in, the true cost of personal
injuries could easily top a trillion dollars per year.
The CDC figures clearly demonstrate the need for victims of personal
injury accidents to seek adequate compensation. If you have suffered a
personal injury accident, or have been the victim of a violent crime,
you may be entitled to recover damages above and beyond simple medical
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury accident, contact
the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in handling personal injury
cases, and have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical
expenses and other costs from an accident or violent crime.
Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case or
you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.
Samer Habbas Personal Injury Lawyers: we can help you put you life back
Law Offices of Samer Habbas
515 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Law Offices of Samer Habbas
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Irvine, CA 92618
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11801 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA 92505