Your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will be your best asset when you are seeking to prove the other party in your personal injury claim was responsible for your injuries. Through the Georgia negligence laws of comparative negligence you must prove the defendant was more than 50% responsible for your injuries. This is known as their degree of fault.
To prove negligence you must be able to show that:
- there was a relationship between you and the other party where they owed you a duty of care to keep you from harm;
- there was a breach of this duty caused by the other party's negligence; and
- your injuries were a result of this breach of duty.
The evidence presented with the help of your lawyer will help you prove the negligence of the other party. This is critical if you are to recover any compensation for your damages, as the degree of fault is the amount by which your final settlement will be decreased. The lower your degree of fault, the higher settlement amount you will be entitled to collect from the final award.
When you are seeking to file a personal injury claim in Georgia it is important to know the negligence laws and how they impact a personal injury claim. Being well-informed about your claim is important when seeking a fair settlement, and an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help your claim even further.
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation to which you may be eligible, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation.