Injured in an Atlanta Accident?
Personal injury law allows you to recoup damages you sustain in an accident that was not your fault. Damages include compensation for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The foundation of any personal injury claim is wrongdoing on the other party’s fault. The legal term for wrongdoing is negligence. If you need help proving that someone else was negligent and caused your injuries, consult an Atlanta personal injury lawyer today.
Negligence is the failure to do something that a reasonable person would do in the same or similar circumstances. When failure causes your accident and your injuries, you can file a personal injury claim. In addition to proving negligence, you also have to prove the at-fault party had a legal duty to you. A legal duty is the at-fault party’s responsibility to keep you safe from harm and not cause an accident.Type of Personal Injury Claims
An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you with a variety of personal injury claims, from filing the claim to negotiating a settlement. The different types of personal injury claims include:
Car accidents: A car accident occurs when an at-fault driver hits your vehicle and causes physical injury.
Truck accidents: A truck accident happens when a truck hits you and/or your vehicle. You may be able to sue the driver, trucking company, cargo company, or anyone at fault for the accident.
Motorcycle accidents: A motorcycle accident occurs when a vehicle hits your motorcycle or indirectly causes you to hit something like a posted sign. You can sue for your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.
Bicycle accidents: A bicycle accident happens when your bicycle collides with another bicycle or a passenger vehicle. The at-fault driver may do leave a car door open as you are biking past, causing you to crash.
DUI accidents: A driving under the influence accident involves a driver hitting your vehicle because he or she is too drunk drive. Typically, the driver are over the legal limit of 0.08% blood alcohol content.
Dog bites: A dog bite accident occurs when you are bitten, or attacked, by a dog you did not provoke. The dog was either viscous or poorly training by its owner. The owner is the reason why you were bitten because he or she knew or should have known about the dog’s violent behavior.
Wrongful death: A wrongful death involves any type of accident that causes the untimely death of your loved one.
Slip and fall: A premise liability accident happens when you fall, slip, or trip because of an owner’s negligence. A slip and fall may occur at someone’s house or at a commercial property.
Work injury: A work injury happens in a workplace setting.
Pedestrian accidents: A pedestrian accident occurs when you are walking and a vehicle hits you.
Child injury accidents: A child injury can be any type of injury that happens to your minor child.
You are injured. Under Georgia law, you are allowed to obtain money to help you recover from your injuries. Contact us. We are personal injury lawyers serving Atlanta.