When a person is injured in an accident in Atlanta, there are laws that dictate who may be found at fault and what steps can be taken. When it comes to liability laws in Georgia, it depends on the type of injury and the case that will be filed.
- Assault or Other Crime
In the event of an assault or other injury-causing crime, the person who committed the crime is held liable for any injuries. A personal injury lawsuit in these instances typically follow a criminal conviction.
- Strict Liability
Georgia is a strict liability state. This is in the cases of product liability and animal attacks. In both cases, the person responsible for creating the product or the person who owns the animal are held liable for any injuries caused.
- Medical Malpractice
The medical professionals who made the error or were negligent are held liable. It may be a single medical professional or many. The agency or facility that employs the medical professionals may also be held liable, especially in issues where lack of training or supplies contributed to the accident.
- Wrongful Death
The person who is liable for the act that caused the death is held liable for the death.
If you have been involved in any type of accident in Atlanta and sustained an injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine who should be held at fault. Contact an attorney for assistance in seeking compensation for your financial losses.