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How A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

Types of Personal Injury Cases

While several instances of personal injury cases are labeled as “accidents” (i.e., automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, etc.), the real nature of these cases actually involve negligence on the part of another individual and are not true accidents per se.

Here are some common examples of personal injury cases:

Auto accidents

When auto accidents occur, personal injury settlements or awards are given on the basis of the loss of the injured victim resulting from the negligence of the other driver. Trying to get this settlement will mean having to deal with the insurance provider of the other party. There is an increasing rate of motor vehicle accidents in the country, which makes auto accidents a frequent subject matter of personal injury or insurance settlements.

Major injuries can occur in auto accident personal injury cases, and in some cases, the injuries can even lead to death.

Many of the injuries suffered by victims are impact injuries, which result from their bodies slamming into the automobile when the collision happens or when they are hit by objects or fragments from the accident.

Slip and Fall Accidents

If you suffered a slip and fall accident, then hiring a lawyer can tremendously impact your chances in terms of getting compensation for your injury. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, whether you are at work, the mall, or even your office. The laws of Georgia impose a condition on owners of property to ensure that their place is free from any hazards that might cause slip and fall injuries. If your slip and fall accident was the result of a failure of a property owner to keep their premises safe, then you are entitled to compensation and even damages.

Slip and fall liability can be attributed to a property owner if the latter failed to remove the hazardous condition of his property, or if he failed to reasonably warn individuals concerning any danger. The property owner has the duty to install fences around construction, put up signs when repairs are ongoing, assign personnel in dangerous sections of his property, create temporary structures or detours to avoid hazardous sections, and do everything necessary to keep their place safe.

Medical malpractice

Do you know that preventable medical errors are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States? This is truly a sad reality considering that a professional and reasonable standard of care from your doctor or hospital should be an absolute given if you require medical treatment. A medical malpractice claim involves injuries or even deaths to a person resulting from the negligence committed by a physical, nurse, or other health care individual in treating or caring for your sickness.

Wrongful death

If you lost your loved one due to the negligence of another, then this falls under a wrongful death personal injury case. In Georgia, you can be entitled to recovery and compensation in these cases when you lose your spouse, parent, or child. If the person who died has no beneficiary left, then the estate can pursue a claim for wrongful death instead.

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