Accident victims should understand the basic issues covered in personal injury law and what it can protect. Personal injury lawyers can protect victims' rights and help them receive compensation for their injuries.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an accident you should discuss your case with a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
Accident victims can recover in a Georgia personal injury case even if the victim is partially responsible for the accident. The victim's recovery is generally reduced by the jury's assigned responsibility percentage. If a victim is determined to be more than 50 percent responsible for the accident then he is barred from any recovery. This is the legal principle of comparative negligence.
Victim's (Plaintiff's) Burden of Proof:
- The defendant was negligent.
- The defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff's damages.
- The plaintiff sustained real damages.
Personal injury law includes a varied array of injuries and claims including:
- Auto accidents
- DUI accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability/slip-and-fall accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident meet with a Clayton County personal injury lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.