Injuries happen all the time, but if you or a loved one had been harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. is ready to investigate what happened in your case in order to secure the compensation you need. Our Peachtree City personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to get you through this. Our law firm has recovered the largest personal injury verdict in Coweta County and we are prepared to fight for you. Call (770) 251-7100 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online.
Do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury cases can become incredibly complex, and most injured individuals do not have the resources or experience necessary to secure maximum compensation for their injuries. The Peachtree City personal injury attorneys at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. will:
- Gather all evidence related to your injury, including video and photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports, and more.
- Ensure your medical records are reviewed by a trusted health care professional who can properly calculate your total damages.
- Negotiate with all parties involved in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to or prepare your case for trial if necessary.
What is Negligence
Negligence, for the purposes of a personal injury claim, is an unintentional action, as opposed to something that a person does intentionally to cause someone else harm. Negligence occurs when a person fails to act with a certain level of care that is required in the given circumstances. There are certain elements of negligence that need to be established in order for a personal injury claim to be successful.
How to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?
- Duty. A defendant (the alleged negligent party) in the case should have had a duty of care owed to the plaintiff (the injured person in the case). The level of duty of care required in these situations will vary depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, this could be a doctor-patient relationship that is clearly defined, or it could be the requirement of a driver to operate reasonably safe with respect to others on the roadway.
- Breach. There must have been in breach of the duty of care between the plaintiff and the defendant. Establishing a breach of care will require analyzing whether or not the defendant acted in a way that a reasonably prudent person would have acted in the same situation.
- Causation. If it can be established that there was a duty of care and that there was a breach of that duty, it will need to be shown that the breach of duty caused injuries to the plaintiff.
- Damages. Finally, it needs to be established that the injuries caused by the breach of duty led to some sort of loss for the plaintiff (medical cost, lost income, pain and suffering, etc.).
Statute of Limitations to File a Claim
In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations in place to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party that causes you harm. This two-year clock begins the date the incident occurs.
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, contact an attorney immediately. At Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C., we are going to thoroughly investigate your case in order to secure any compensation you’re entitled to, which can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident.
- Any income you lost if you could not work.
- Pain and suffering damages.
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages.
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible.
When you need a Peachtree City personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (770) 251-7100.