Common Thanksgiving Personal Injury Claims

Common Thanksgiving Personal Injury Claims

Thanksgiving is an excellent time for us to gather with loved ones and remind ourselves what we have to be grateful for. But several injuries are at higher risk during the weekend.

Car Accidents

The most common type of personal injury claim involves personal automobile accidents. Fatalities are common in accidents in which drivers fail to avoid collisions with other vehicles. Most other accidents generally cause less severe injuries, such as cuts, bruises, and broken bones.

Although anything can cause a personal injury claim, the most common injuries involve whiplash and road rash. Both of these injuries are caused by severe g-forces, as the car is traveling at high speeds. Road rash occurs when the vehicle stops suddenly and an object rubs against the victim's skin. Whiplash occurs when the victim has been thrown forward or backward from the impact of the crash.

Other common injuries associated with car accidents are concussions, sprains, strains, and burns.

Black Friday Personal Injury Claims

Retail businesses throughout the United States are celebrating Black Friday with even larger crowds than usual. This weekend, shoppers are excited to score good deals on Black Friday deals at stores such as Walmart and Target. It is not uncommon for the increased crowds to lead to accidents, injuries, and other incidents at shopping malls and stores.

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall is a widespread type of personal injury claim. Slips and falls are occupational hazards in construction, manufacturing, health care, and nursing, amongst other professions. It's not unusual for someone to step on a slippery surface and fall, resulting in a fracture or further serious injury.

We Can Help

At Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have been helping injury victims seek justice for more than 40 years. We know what it takes to secure results and how to put forth a solid case for relief both in and outside the courtroom.

Don't hesitate to start exploring your options in the aftermath of your accident. Call us at (719) 249-6240 today.