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Illinois Injury Statistics – How Many Personal Injury Claims are Filed Per Year?

According to injury statistics, injuries are among the leading causes of death in Illinois and the United States as a whole. In fact unintentional injury is the number one cause of death in individuals under the age of 44, and in the top five causes of death for individuals in all other age groups.

It is hard to determine the number of personal injury claims based on injury statistics because not all injuries are reported in a timely fashion, or at all. However, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, there are over 32 million ER visits per year due to injuries, nearly 180,000 of which result in death.

Of these millions of injuries, what number become personal injury claims? How does a Chicago injury lawyer determine if an injury may be eligible for a personal injury claim? Simply put, most personal injury claims arise when an individual believes that their injury was caused by the negligence of another party. Here are a few examples of the most popular types of personal injury claims, based on injury statistics:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: When an individual is injured in an automobile accident that is not their fault, they may need assistance from a Chicago injury lawyer to file a personal injury claim with their insurance company. They may also consider suing the other party.

Accidents in the Workplace: There is an entire industry focused around accidents in the workplace – preventing them and addressing them as they come up. Worker’s compensation is in place for accidents in the workplace, but sometimes a Chicago injury lawyer is necessary to assist with the process of filing for worker’s compensation benefits, particularly if an employee feels like they are not getting the benefits they are entitled to.

Medical Malpractice: As noted above, injury statistics show that several millions of people seek medical attention every year for injuries and other conditions. Unfortunately, sometimes medical professionals make mistakes and errors in judgment that lead to worsening conditions and sometimes even death.

There are several other types of personal injury claims, the above are just the most common. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that was the result of negligence on the part of another individual, you should contact a Chicago injury lawyer. They can assist you in filing a personal injury claim and advise you what your next steps should be to ensure that you don’t become just another of millions of injury statistics.

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Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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