Georgia Negligence Law & Personal Injury Claims (Part B)

Proving Negligence under Georgia Negligence Law

To file a personal injury claim you must be able to show under Georgia negligence law that the actions of the other party caused your injuries.
This is known as a breach of duty. There are many factors that your Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you identify and prove in your claim.

You must establish that the relationship between you and the defendant was such that they owed you a duty of care to keep you free from harm. This may be as simple as the duty of care that drivers owe one another to drive responsibly and prevent car accidents. Once the connection between you and the defendant is clear, you must show that their actions caused a breach of that duty of care.

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer will help you collect evidence and show these connections and duties owed to you as the victim of the other party's negligence. As long as your evidence can prove that you were less than 50% at fault, you will be entitled to compensation in your claim.

Types of Negligence under Georgia Negligence Law

Whenever another party is found to owe you a duty of care in keeping you safe from harm, they are bound by Georgia negligence law to enforce that duty. There are many types of negligence, and it is not always inaction that causes injury. Some examples of negligent actions resulting in a breach of duty include: 

  • failure to drive responsibly to avoid causing traffic accidents;
  • negligent upkeep of your premises, either residential or commercial; and
  • ignorance or error during treatment from a medical professional. 


Negligence is prevalent in nearly every type of personal injury claim and must be proven to recover damages for your injuries. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you identify the type of negligence in your personal injury claim and seek damages for your injuries.

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 you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation.