At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia personal injury attorneys know that determining liability — the legal responsibility of a person or entity for causing the injury — is critical to building a solid legal claim.
Unfortunately, it is insufficient to say another person, party, or entity was responsible for our client’s injuries. We must have tangible supporting evidence to prove that it is true.
Here, we discuss the factors determining liability in Georgia personal injury claims.
Gathering Evidence is Essential in Georgia Personal Injury Claims
Evidence is valuable in identifying the at-fault party after someone suffers a personal injury.
This may include photographs, videos, incident reports, witness statements, and other relevant documents. The more evidence we have, the better we can establish the liability of an individual, business, government entity, or a combination of parties.
Establishing Negligence or Wrongdoing is Paramount in Georgia Personal Injury Claims
Establishing that the at-fault party acted negligently or wrongfully is critical to a personal injury claim’s success.
To prove negligence, we must show that:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached that duty through their actions or inactions.
- The breach of duty was a proximate cause of your injuries.
- You suffered actual damages as a result.
Different laws and liability standards may apply in car crashes, premises liability, or product liability cases. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys will review your claim and apply all facts and evidence to the legal statutes to prove a link between the at-fault party’s actions or negligence and your injuries to ensure you have a viable claim.
Determining liability in Georgia personal injury cases can be complex, and it is essential to have the guidance of an attorney specializing in personal injury law to help you establish a strong case. We can help.
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation to assess the specific facts of your case, gather evidence, and ensure you meet all legal requirements to prove liability so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.