Negligence is a collective term with personal injury cases. Whenever you suffer injury from the actions of another party, you need to prove that they were negligent. Georgia is an at-fault state, which means that the negligent party is responsible for all of the damages. Seth Bader is a Norcross personal injury attorney that knows how to win cases. We understand that an accident can impact you for the rest of your life, and a settlement can help you get back on your feet. If you or someone you know has suffered from an accident, we’re here to help. Contact us today to set up your free consultation.
What is negligence?
In any personal injury lawsuit, the negligent party is the one responsible for the damages. Georgia is an at-fault state, so the party that caused the accident must pay for everything. There are several criteria that we must prove before you can receive compensation for your damages and injuries:
- The other party had a duty to act with care: Establishing legal obligation happens in many different ways. In medical malpractice lawsuits, we must prove that the healthcare professional should have maintained a certain standard of care.
- The party didn’t uphold their duty: We must prove that there was a duty to maintain and that the party didn’t support their end. For example, if you are in a car accident because of someone else’s careless driving, they are at fault. The other driver didn’t uphold their duty to drive safely.
- Failure to uphold their duty caused your accident: We must prove that the other party’s action directly caused your accident. There are many situations where insurance companies will try to prove that you are at fault. If they can show that you had any responsibility in your accident, you could lose your chance of receiving any compensation.
- Your accident resulted in damages: If you have no expenses, then there is no need for compensation. For example, if you have a house sitter that is watching your house and a vase comes up missing. You could sue the house sitter for the cost of the vase. However, if you find the vase, then you have no damages. So, you wouldn’t have a case.
I’ve been injured in a personal injury accident, now what?
Even though you could handle your personal injury case on your own, we recommend that you hire a lawyer. Many personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, and they operate on a contingency basis. So, you won’t have to pay your lawyer anything if you don’t win a settlement. These cases can be very complicated, so it is helpful to have an experienced legal professional in your corner.
Hire a skilled personal injury attorney today
If you are suffering from injuries, you need relief now. A settlement can help you recover so that you can get on with your life. Don’t let an accident stand in the way of your future. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, so that we can discuss the details of your case.