Brad Pistotnik Law knows that every year in the United States, there are approximately 30 million ER visits for accidental injury and well over 100,000 accidental deaths.
Accident injuries are life-changing and can be catastrophic to you and your family. Personal injury attorneys at Brad Pistotnik Law exist to safeguard that those who have underwent physical, emotional, and economic harm due to the negligence of others can seek the proper compensation for their losses. For more questions about your accident case contact Brad Pistotnik.
Severe personal injury often occurs from three different types of accidents:
Car wrecks hurt more people yearly than any other accident type. Most automobile injuries and fatalities could have been prevented. Some factors that cause these accidents are driver distraction, drunk driving, and reckless driving. Drivers are often on their phones, eating, messing with their car radios or simply just not paying attention.
Common car, truck and motorcycle accident injuries include but are not limited to: whiplash, back and neck injuries, temporary or permanent paralysis, damage to vital organs, cracked ribs, traumatic brain injury (TBI), facial disfigurement, scarring, shoulder injuries, clavicle injuries, wrist injuries and psychological injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic depression.
- Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents
Slipping and falling on a hard or unstable surface, from a great height leads to very serious injuries and over 30,000 fatalities every single year.
Slippery or uneven surfaces combined with poorly lit areas can be the cause of a horrible fall. Sometimes there are unexpected holes in the ground and obstructions in the pedestrian’s path that are common causes of bad falls. If a slip and fall happens on someone else’s property such as a factory a construction site or in a grocery store, the property owner may be liable if his or her negligence that led to the injury.
Elderly people and those in nursing homes often suffer debilitating hip fractures that occur from slip and falls. Common injuries include: concussions, shoulder injuries, spinal cord damage, and knee, ankle, or wrist sprains and fractures.
- Medical Malpractice
15,000 to 20,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed in the United States each year. Doctors generally try to do what is best for their patients so that is a very startling statistic. When healthcare providers fail to measure up to universally accepted standards of care and that failure causes injury, the injured party is entitled to be compensated.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical error accounts for 1/3 of all medical malpractice. Surgical error can mean medical instruments left inside a patient, a tragic mistake like amputating the wrong limb or operating on the wrong person, or an infection arising from use of unsanitary medical tools.
- Misdiagnosis of disease or illness can cause great harm to a patient because the proper treatment is not given that would help the patient improve in a timely manner or even be the cause of more long term health issues.
- Wrong prescriptions, this error that leads to 1.5 million injuries annually. It may be incorrect medications or improper dosages have been prescribed. Sometimes, patients have not been adequately warned of the risk of side effects.
Contact Us Today for Help
Brad Pistotnik Law accident attorneys are available to speak with you about any of these types of injuries. It is important that you consult an experienced Kansas personal injury lawyer to seek the proper compensation for your injuries. Brad Pistotnik has been practicing in the area of personal injury law for over 30 years. Brad Pistotnik Law can help you in Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Nebraska. Brad Pistotnik Law office is located in Wichita but travels all over the state including Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, Salina, Hutchinson and Topeka.