4 Common Causes of Personal Injury Claims in California

Every year hundreds of thousands of Californian’s are injured due to the negligent acts of other people. We see them every day and work closely with them to put their lives back together. If you have been injured at the hands of another person, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Here are the leading causes of personal injuries in California, according to the State of California.

  1. Slip and Fall accidents
  2. Many people are surprised to learn that slip and fall accidents are the most common type of personal injury accident in California. According to the California Department of Health, there were more than three-quarter of a million injuries due to slip, trips, or falls in a single year. There are many reasons these are so common – many of which involve the owner of the property not taking care of their property and allowing issues like uneven sidewalks, slippery floors, and other unsafe situations.

  3. Being Struck by an Object
  4. The second most common cause of personal injury is being struck by an object. Believe it or not, more than 312,000 people in California were hurt by flying or stationary objects that they got caught between. These are common on construction site injuries and are often the result of a worksite not keeping up with OSHA standards.

  5. Car Accidents
  6. Car accidents happen several times a day throughout California. In fact, an average of around 200,000 Californians are injured in car accidents each year. They can be caused by defects in vehicles, distracted driving, aggressive driving, speeding, improper turning, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fatigue, and other causes. Injuries can be deadly or life-threatening, or they can involve nothing more than a minor bump or bruise – or anything in between.

  7. Bike Accidents
  8. Southern California is one of the best places for biking in the entire country. The sun, wonderful temperatures, and lovely views make it a great place for biking all year long. The bad news is that this also means there are tens of thousands of bike accidents each year. On average, there are more than 40,000 cyclists injured in the state every year.

There are many potential causes for bike accidents, including drivers not seeing the bicyclists, unsafe road conditions, or distracted driving. Injuries from a bike accident can rage from minor to deadly.

If you have been injured in any type of personal injury claim in California, we welcome you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We are happy to review your case, consider the evidence, and provide advice on how you can move forward. Call us today to get started.