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5 Common Causes of Personal Injury and How to Avoid Them

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5 Common Causes of Personal Injury and How to Avoid Them

According to the National Safety Council, more than 40 million people are injured annually in America. While anyone can suffer from personal injury, there are some common reasons why people are injured.

In this blog post, we will explore five prevalent causes of personal injury and provide tips on avoiding them.

#1: Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury. To avoid getting into a car accident, always drive safely, follow road rules, and avoid using your phone or engaging in other activities that can distract you while driving. Additionally, always wear a seatbelt, and have a car seat installed for young children.

#2: Slip and Fall Incidents

Slip and fall injuries can occur when people least expect them, mainly when walking on wet and slippery floors. To avoid slip and fall incidents, be cautious when walking on wet surfaces, always wear shoes with proper grip, and immediately report any potential hazards to the relevant authorities.

#3: Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can occur in any working environment. To avoid workplace accidents, always follow safety protocols and procedures, wear appropriate gear, and avoid shortcuts that may put you or your colleagues at risk.

#4: Dog Bites

Being bitten by an unleashed dog can lead to severe injuries, pain, and trauma. To avoid dog bites, always approach unfamiliar dogs cautiously, never leave young children unattended around dogs, and avoid provoking dogs.

#5: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice injuries occur when medical professionals fail to follow acceptable standards of care. To prevent medical malpractice injuries, research potential medical providers, ask for referrals when necessary, and review their records.

Rockford Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury can happen to anyone at any time. However, by being mindful of the common causes of these injuries, we can take steps to avoid them. Learn how our Rockford personal injury attorneys at Reno & Zahm LLP can assist you with a claim by sending an inquiry online or calling (815) 987-4050 to schedule a consultation.

The blog published by Reno & Zahm LLP is available for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice on any subject matter. By viewing blog posts, the reader understands there is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the blog publisher. The blog should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney, and readers are urged to consult legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning a specific situation.

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