There is a reason the phrase “home sweet home” is so popular. Most people think of their house as a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world. When you’re home, you are protected from everyday hazards like car accidents or slips and falls in a grocery store.
St. Louis personal injury lawyers know that accidents can happen anywhere, including your home. Here are just a few household dangers that may lurk in your house.
What do thousands of potatoes and a horde of honey bees have to do with car accidents? Over the past couple months, drivers – specifically, truck drivers – who fell asleep at the wheel caused accidents that spilled both of these items onto the road, creating a serious hazard for other motorists.
Think about all the different products you use every single day. From washing your hair to making your coffee to what you grab out of the freezer for dinner. We go through our daily lives without giving the products we rely on each day much of a thought, until an injury or illness happens…
Unfortunately, there are numerous reasons why a product can end up leaving a victim with serious injuries. If the manufacturer or designer is responsible for the injuries sustained, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit under a defective product claim.
The mental image of a slip and fall accident that comes to mind is probably a cartoon character slipping on a banana peel. But slip and fall accidents are nothing to joke about.
In fact, slip and fall accidents lead to 9 million emergency room visits annually, and are one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths across the United States. Check out the CDC website here to learn more statistics on slip and fall accidents.
Unfortunately, car accidents are a daily occurrence. If you find yourself seriously injured after a car accident, then you’ll soon realize that your misfortune does not end with reporting the accident to the police.
Many people do not understand the complexity of moving forward with a car accident claim, either with their insurance company or with the personal injury claim process on their own. In fact, most people will end up making mistakes or complicating the process.
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