From Personal Injury Litigation To Environmental Law A Look Into Legal Cases Seen Throughout The United States
Personal injury litigation is hugely commonplace here in the United States. After all, there are many different cases that fall under the category of this personal injury litigation, from car accident cases to medical malpractice cases to even cases of wrongful death, premises liability, and product liability. When it comes to personal injury litigation, there are many reasons why a personal injury claim might be filed.
For one thing, car and other such motor vehicle accidents make up more than half of all personal injury litigation that occurs throughout this country. With more than five and a half million motor vehicle accidents occurring in a mere 12 month period of time, this should come as no real surprise. From driving while under the influence to driving while distracted, personal injury litigation is likely to result. Sadly, many even lose their lives to car accidents – more than 30,000 people in a year, and that’s just here within the United States. It should come as no surprise yet again when personal injury litigation results in the form of a wrongful death claim.
And medical malpractice cases can certainly lead to issues with personal injury litigation as well. After all, there are upwards of 20,000 medical malpractice claims filed all throughout the United States over the course of just one single year. Medical malpractice can originate from a number of different places, such as in the case of birth injuries and ranging to surgical errors. Simply negligent care can also fall under the header of medical malpractice. In many cases, therefore, medical malpractice is likely to lead to personal injury litigation.
Fortunately, most personal injury litigation and cases are able to be solved outside of the courtroom environment. Mediators are used for most personal injury litigation and the role of a skilled mediator will actually mean that only around 4% of all personal injury litigation will need to be concluded by a judge and jury. Therefore, the role of mediation is a hugely important one, benefiting just about every single person involved in any personal injury litigation of just about any kind.
Of course, personal injury litigation is far from the only legal case type to benefit from mediation. Mediation can be used for many other legal issues as well, with all sides of a case benefiting from the role of the experienced mediator. Divorce cases provide a great example of this, as do partnership dissolutions of all kinds. Even patent disputes can sometimes be handled by a mediator who is well versed in patent law.
Other important legal cases exist, of course, such as those in the realm of environmental law. After all, our planet is in a dire state of affairs. Already, up to one third of all counties that can be found in the continental United States will be at serious risk of a water shortage in the decades that are ahead of us. And more and more people are expressing concern over various environmental issues than ever before. In fact, nearly half of all Americans (around 40%, to be just a little bit more specific) are expressing concern over a wide range of varying environmental issues. These issues include both indoor air quality and outdoor air quality, refrigerants, volatile organic compounds, radon exposure, exposure to volatile organic compounds, and both carbon emissions and methane emissions alike. In the years that are ahead, these issues are only likely to grow more pronounced and more serious.
Fortunately, matters of environmental law can help to change the tide – often in more significant ways than many realize. After all, taking legal action to shut down a single industrial plant will actually reduce instances of both cardiac and pulmonary problems in all surrounding communities. And up to 5,000 lives will be saved per year as well, which is certainly no small number by any standards. At the end of the day, these changes that are made through legal platforms are quite immensely important indeed.
All in all, there are many different important legal cases that can be seen throughout the United States. From personal injury litigation to environmental law matters, all are very much important.