Accidents, such as motor vehicle crashes, trip and falls, as well as medical errors are unfortunately an everyday occurrence. When the careless and reckless actions of another causes an accident, the responsible party should be held liable for damages.
If you or a loved one were severely injured due to the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. An experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyer could help you bring these negligent parties to justice. A dedicated attorney could handle the legal elements of your case while you focus on your recovery.
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we represent victims of negligence and serious accidents that we believe deserve compensation for their injuries.
Most personal injuries occur due to accidents. Often, the defendants in a case did not intend to cause any harm. Regardless, those who cause an accident could be held liable in court. Many personal injury cases use the legal framework of negligence in order to seek compensation. Negligence cases apply when a defendant had a duty to care for the well-being of the plaintiff, the defendant failed in this duty, and the injured party suffered damages.
In a personal injury case, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof. The plaintiff’s attorney must prove that the defendant’s reckless actions directly caused the accident. However, the defendant can also argue that a plaintiff’s own carelessness contributed to the incident.
Modified Comparative Negligence
According to the Official Code of Georgia §51-12-33, the courts must evaluate negligence claims using the method called modified comparative negligence. This means that the courts must evaluate the actions of both parties, including the plaintiff and the defendant, when determining liability. Each party will be assigned a percentage of fault for an accident.
The injured plaintiff may be eligible to recover compensation for damages as long as they are less than 49 percent at fault. Their compensation award will be reduced by their percentage of liability. If the plaintiff is found to be more than 50 percent at fault for an accident, they may be ineligible to recover compensation for damages.
A seasoned Alpharetta personal injury lawyer could investigate the incident and collect evidence to prove the defendant’s liability.
Attorney Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert was seriously injured in a collision and experienced firsthand dealing with uncooperative insurance companies. She knows what it is like to feel overwhelmed and under-educated about your rights after a collision. That is why she has dedicated this firm to fighting for accident victims and their loved ones. The goal of The Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore, LLC is to provide you with excellent legal advice, based on our experience in representing injured automobile drivers and passengers from all across the State of Georgia.
The days and weeks following an accident are crucial in a personal injury case. Besides seeking immediate medical care, injured claimants must also act quickly to protect their legal rights. Let a diligent attorney help your case.
An Alpharetta personal injury attorney could help you to protect your legal rights while you focus on your recovery. From gathering evidence from the scene to understanding your loss, to protecting you from aggressive insurance companies, working with an attorney could increase your chances for success. Call today to discuss your case and legal options.