An element in several types of personal injury cases is that an injury was foreseeable. In other words, a reasonable person could have anticipated the injury occurring due to hazardous conditions or their own negligence. When a person is injured, it was foreseeable and someone else is found to be at fault, the injured person is legally able to file a lawsuit for damages.
For example, a person visits a local bar when they get off work. They consume alcohol for several hours and then drive home. On the way home, they strike another vehicle, injuring that driver. A prosecutor could argue that a reasonable person would have seen the hazardous situation they were causing and that an accident and injury were likely to occur.
When a victim is injured because of someone’s error or negligence, an attorney will work to prove that the person could have foreseen the risk of injury. This is only one element of a successful personal injury case. A victim also needs to prove that they were injured and that their injuries were a direct result of someone’s negligence. When these elements are present, a victim stands a good chance of securing damages.
If you have been injured in Atlanta, you have legal rights you may not be aware of. An experienced personal injury attorney can review the details of your accident and advise you of your rights. You and your family should not have to suffer financially due to unforeseen medical expenses or time off work.