When another party’s reckless, harmful, or negligent actions or inaction cause someone to be hurt or killed, a personal injury claim may help hold the negligent party accountable. Personal injury claims may also help recover financial compensation for the economic and non-economic costs incurred by the injury or death.
If you were injured or you have lost a loved one in an accident involving negligence, an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you seek financial compensation. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we secure compensation for you. Contact us for a free consultation today by calling (404) 888-8888.
Elements of a Successful Personal Injury Claim
To win your personal injury claim and recover compensation for your damages, you and your attorney will need to demonstrate that:
You were owed a “duty of care.” Certain parties have a legal obligation to act in ways that protect the safety of other individuals. For example, drivers have a duty to follow traffic laws and drive in a safe, responsible manner. Property owners have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe premises for invitees to the property. Medical professionals have a duty to provide reasonably competent medical care to patients. Product manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are not unreasonably hazardous.
The defendant failed to fulfill the duty of care. You must present evidence that demonstrates how the defendant breached its duty of care. The standards used to determine what actions constitute a breach of duty vary depending on the type of personal injury claim.
The defendant’s actions or negligent inaction were the cause of your injury. You must demonstrate causation. The term “but-for causation” is sometimes used to describe injuries and other damages that would not have occurred “but for” the defendant’s actions.
You suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s actions. Damages are the costs caused by your injuries. These may include your property damages, medical expenses, lost wages, reduced income-earning ability, and other harms you suffered.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Alpharetta, call (404) 888-8888
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Law Firm Handles
Our personal injury law firm represents victims of accidents resulting from negligent, reckless, or intentional actions such as:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most common types of personal injury cases involve individuals injured in traffic accidents. Negligent drivers can cause debilitating injuries and substantial property damage. An Alpharetta personal injury lawyer is equipped to help you seek compensation for an accident caused by:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Other forms of negligent driving
We may use a variety of strategies to determine the party at-fault for a car accident and demonstrate that party’s negligence. We may use photographs of the vehicle damage and accident scene, videos from security cameras or dashcams, eyewitness testimony, police reports, input from accident reconstruction experts, and other forms of evidence to establish the defendant’s liability. Medical professionals may also provide information about your injuries and prognosis. Our personal injury attorneys offer legal guidance and support for victims hurt in:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-3-1, property owners and occupiers have a legal duty to exercise due care in keeping the property safe for individuals invited to the property. For example, a store owner has a responsibility to ensure their store does not contain hazards that could result in a customer’s injury. If a hazard does exist, he must warn customers so that they can avoid the hazard. A premises liability claim may be used to seek compensation for injuries involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Inadequate maintenance
- Insufficient security
- Pool accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Electric shock hazards
- And more
Companies that design and manufacture consumer goods have an obligation to ensure that the products do not present an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers. If you were harmed by a defective product, a product liability claim may enable you to recover damages.
Workers Compensation Claims
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires workplaces to adhere to certain safety rules and regulations. Employers who allow unsafe conditions in the workplace may be responsible for injuries suffered by an employee. If you were injured at work, an attorney can help you with your worker’s compensation claim. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation to learn how we can help you after a work-related injury.
Medical professionals such as doctors and surgeons must provide competent medical treatment to patients in their care. If a medical professional violates the “medical standard of care” when treating a patient, the professional or medical facility may be liable for damages through a medical malpractice claim. The medical standard of care is typically defined as the type of care that a reasonably skilled medical professional of similar training and education would provide in circumstances similar to the alleged malpractice.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Nursing home neglect and abuse sometimes fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice but mistreatment of nursing home residents does not have to involve medical negligence in order to be unlawful. Georgia law has established the Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights. This law describes several resident rights including the right to receive appropriate medical treatment and care and the right to be free from unnecessary restraints.
Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim is brought by a deceased person’s family member or a representative of a deceased person’s estate in accordance with OCGA §51-4-2. Wrongful death claims are used to hold parties accountable for the wrongful death of individuals killed by negligent, reckless, or intentional acts. If your loved one was killed by a negligent driver, property owner, medical professional, or another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you suffered. You may receive compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, funeral expenses, the loss of their income and work benefits, and the loss of your loved one’s companionship.
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An Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorney May Be Able to Help You Recover Compensation
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by negligence, an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you receive financial compensation. To learn more, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling (404) 888-8888.