What are the most common types of personal injury?

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An accident that results in a personal injury can happen just about anywhere and in any type of situation. You can be injured at work, on the road, at a business, on someone’s property, or at the hospital. You can be injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior, by a defective product, or by being on a dangerous premises.

The most common causes of personal injury in Vancouver are:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Dangerous Premises
  • Defective Products

Auto Accidents

By far, auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury. Auto accidents are usually caused by a driver operating a vehicle in a negligent manner. A negligent driver may cause an auto accident by:

  • Driving too quickly
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting on a cell phone
  • Adjusting the controls of the vehicle
  • Looking at the scenery

Because there are many drivers on the road, auto accidents happen frequently and typically result in the personal injury of another driver, passenger or pedestrian.

Dangerous Premises

A dangerous premises is any property that is not safely maintained. Property owners such as homeowners and business owners are required to keep their property safe for visitors. The most common type of personal injury suffered on a dangerous premises is a slip and fall injury. A slip and fall accident may be caused by:

  • No railing on stairways
  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Unsafe flooring

The Vancouver injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman can help you recover compensation for your injuries if you have suffered from a slip and fall.

Defective Products

Any product that is unsafe or has faulty parts and has the potential to cause you harm constitutes a defective product. All products that are sold have safety standards that they must meet as well as requirements for labeling and packaging. However, many products that seem to comply with these standards and requirements are not safe and may cause you personal harm.

If you have been injured in the Vancouver area, please contact the Vancouver, British Columbia injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman today for a free, no obligation personal injury case consultation.