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Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

Amber Gilormo is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to seek her counsel.

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Are You Injured? How an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Can Help After an Accident

It is a fact of life that accidents will happen.

Unfortunately, some accidents can result in serious, life-changing injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you could be facing significant medical bills and lost income, along with other issues that impact your professional and personal life. Your accident doesn’t have to jeopardize your future – you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced, knowledgeable Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to put your life back together after a serious accident or injury.

The Basics of Negligence in a Georgia Personal Injury Claims 

Most personal injury cases are cases based on negligence. The injured party (the victim) claims that their injury was caused by the other party’s negligence. As a result, proving negligence is often the key element in a successful personal injury case.

Simply put, negligence is when someone fails to take reasonable care to prevent harm to another person. It is determined by considering what a reasonably prudent person would do under the same or similar circumstances. Negligence can take the form of acting in a careless way or failing to act.

Negligence can be a tricky concept – it can include affirmative actions (i.e. something on purpose_ as well as a failure to act. When another person is negligent, it generally means that they have failed to take reasonable care to prevent an accident.

The judge or jury will find negligence according to the standard of what someone of “ordinary prudence” would do or not do in the same or very similar circumstances. Obviously, words like “reasonable” and “ordinary prudence” suggest that there is no black-and-white rule that determines whether or not someone is negligent. Instead, the specific facts and circumstances of the case, coupled with legal precedent, determine whether or not someone’s negligence caused your accident. An Atlanta injury attorney at Gilormo Injury Law can review your case and determine whether you have a claim for negligence. 

Examples of Negligence in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

Negligence can occur in a wide range of cases. We’ve outlined some common examples that an Atlanta accident attorney can handle: 

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Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Explains The Elements of a Personal Injury Case

In any legal case, there are individual components, or elements, that you have to prove to prevail on your claim. The elements of a personal injury case are as follows:

  • The duty of care. In this element, you have to prove that the other party owed you a duty to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury. For example, a property owner may have a duty of care to ensure their property is safe for invited visitors, but that duty may not extend to trespassers. Drivers owe a duty to all other drivers to drive safely. Doctors owe a duty of care to their patients.
  • There was a breach of the duty of care. The next element you will have to prove is that the other party breached their duty of care. A driver who ran a red light likely breached their duty of care. Proving that the other party breached their duty of care often requires a careful analysis of the facts, but also an understanding of how the law will apply to your case.
  • The breach of the duty of care caused the accident that led to your accident. The third step is to prove that the other party’s breach caused your injuries. For example, a doctor may have been negligent, but they may argue that their negligence did not cause your injury.
  • You suffered identifiable harm as a result of the accident. Finally, you must prove how you were injured by the other party’s actions, which can include both economic damages such as medical bills, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

While this sounds straightforward, proving each of these elements can be complicated. In addition, you risk your entire claim if you fail to prove any one of these elements, which is why we encourage you to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer if you have been injured and are considering pursuing an injury claim.

  What is the Difference Between Negligence and Intentional Harm? Read More

It may help understand the nature of negligence when compared to intentional harms. For example, someone who commits assault and battery intended to hurt the other person. In a negligence case, however, there was no specific intent to harm anyone, let alone a specific person. 

  What is the Difference Between Strict Liability and Negligence? Read More

 

In order to prevail on your negligence claim, you will have to prove that the other party was negligent. There are some cases, however, where all you have to prove is that the other party caused your harm – you do not need to prove that they were negligent or intended to harm you. These cases are referred to as “strict liability” cases. 

Strict liability applies in only two situations under Georgia law: 

  • Extremely hazardous activities such as working with explosives or extremely hazardous materials;
    Product liability cases. 

Of the two, product liability, such as defective design, cases are far more common. While you do not have to prove negligence in these situations, this does not mean that your case will be easier. We strongly recommend that you speak with an Atlanta injury  attorney about your case before making any decisions. 

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Injured? Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law

At Gilormo Injury Law, we’ve built our reputation on helping the injured get the compensation they need. From the very first consultation, we work with you every step of the way to make sure you understand your options and can make informed decisions about your claim. Whether settling your claim or aggressively litigating your case, we work tirelessly to make sure you get the best possible outcome. If you’d like to discuss your case with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Contact us at 770-343-7101 to schedule a free consultation.

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