Personal Injury

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury law is a broad category that covers any injury one receives due to the negligence (or the wrongful act) of another. The wrongful act can be committed by an individual or a corporation. Some examples of Georgia personal injury cases include:

Many people that are injured in Atlanta personal injury accidents suffer serious injuries such as brain injuries (often referred to as traumatic brain injury or "TBI"), closed head injuries, amputation and loss of limbs, serious back injuries, and third - degree burns, other catastrophic injuries, and even wrongful death. Serious injuries usually result in large amounts of damages in the form of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, future medical bills, and a diminished quality of life. In addition, the spouse of an injured person is entitled to be fully compensated for their "loss of consortium" which is the loss that occurs when a spouse is injured and the other spouse loses their companionship, services, and marital relations.

In order to prevail in a Georgia personal injury claim, the plaintiff must establish the elements of a personal injury claim, which are duty, breach, causation and damages. The element of duty is established by proving that the negligent party owed a duty to the plaintiff (such as a duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances). Property owners and store owners have a duty to keep their premises safe. Professionals, such as doctors owe a duty to provide care that a reasonably prudent doctor would under like or similar circumstances. The element of breach is established by proving that the other person injured you by not complying with the applicable standard of care. The element of causation is established by proving that the breach of the standard of care was the proximate cause of your injuries. The final element of damages is proved proving that you have suffered a personal injury. In most cases, this element is satisfied by medical testimony linking your physical injuries to the accident.

If you or a family member has been injured in personal injury accident, you are entitled to be fully compensated for your injuries. We are experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers who work hard to get you all that you are entitled to under the law.

If you would like to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced injury lawyer, call Robert J. Fleming at (404) 525-5150 or contact us online. We are here to help.

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