Understanding Georgia Personal Injury Law
An experienced lawyer understands the ins and outs of the laws in Georgia, and is able to use that knowledge to achieve justice for his or her clients. According to state law, anyone whose negligent actions or inactions cause harm to another individual can be held financially responsible for his or her actions. That means paying compensation to the victim of his or her negligence to cover medical bill reimbursement, property repair and replacement, lost income, and often emotional damages such as pain and suffering.
The Basics of Georgia Personal Injury Law
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, you must submit your claim within the statute of limitations, or the time limit in which your case is valid. In Georgia, you have two years from the time of injury or the time your injury is discovered.
If you are injured due to the negligence of someone else and are considering filing a claim, your attorney from Henry Spiegel Milling LLP first makes sure that he or she can prove these elements of negligence:
The person or party against whom you are filing must have had a responsibility to prevent you from injury. It is the responsibility of all individuals to act reasonably and carefully so as not to harm others.
The person or party who caused your personal injury failed to fulfill that responsibility.
- Because of that failure, you suffered one or more injuries that caused you significant and quantifiable damages.
Comparative Negligence in Georgia
According to Georgia personal injury law, more than one party can be held responsible for a personal injury. If negligence occurred on numerous levels that led to your injury, your attorney from Henry Spiegel Milling LLP can use a wide array of resources to determine the proportion of negligence by each party. If a judge finds that all parties indeed were negligent, they must share proportionally in your financial compensation.
What Determines the Value of Your Claim?
Personal injury law in Georgia identifies different elements that affect the value of a claim. These include the following:
- Property damage
- Physical disfigurement
- Long-term physical disabilities
- Short-term physical disabilities
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to missed work time
- Expenses for necessary professional assistance with household tasks
- Emotional damages, such as anxiety or depression that develop due to your injury
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Additional expenses you incur
Quality Personal Injury Representation for Clients in Atlanta and Throughout Georgia
Personal injuries can diminish the quality of your life. If you have been hurt and would like more information on personal injury law in Georgia, contact the law firm of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP today to speak with one of our qualified attorneys. Our personal injury lawyers regularly represent clients suffering from negligence-related injuries.