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Georgia Negligence Laws

In the legal sense, negligence refers to any situation where an individual fails to prevent physical, emotional, or financial damage to someone else. This term applies to a variety of scenarios. From car accidents to medical malpractice, there are countless ways that someone can injure you through their negligent actions. 

Personal injury claims form themselves around the concept of negligence. Victims who suffer because of the irresponsible actions of another party have the option to seek compensation for their damages through an injury claim.

However, many states, including Georgia, feature unique negligence laws. Understanding the basics of Georgia’s negligence laws can help you win compensation for any damages you’ve experienced after an accident. Speaking with one of our Georgia personal injury attorneys will help you understand the complex nature of negligence laws. 

Modified Comparative Negligence in Georgia

Georgia features what’s known as modified comparative negligence. Essentially, this means that even if you’re partially responsible for your accident, you’re still able to seek compensation for your damages. If the courtroom finds you less than fifty percent responsible for your accident, you’ll have the chance to receive compensation. 

However, if you’re found to be forty-nine percent at fault for causing your accident, you’ll receive far less compensation than someone who’s only ten percent at fault for their accident. Your percentage of fault determines the amount of compensation to which you’re entitled. 

The less at fault you can prove you were in causing your accident, the more compensation you’ll stand to win for your accident-related damages.

Do Not Trust Insurance Companies 

Your attorney is the only person you should trust when it comes to your injury case. While the modified comparative negligence laws of Georgia help most victims receive compensation, they can also benefit insurance companies. 

If the courtroom determines that you were at least fifty percent responsible for your accident, you will not receive compensation. Insurance companies know this, and for this reason, it’s best to limit how much you interact with insurance companies. Some insurance companies will misquote you and attempt to increase your fault in your injury case so they don’t have to offer you a settlement. 

Again, you should only trust your Georgia personal injury attorney.

Speak with a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

The Nye Law Group is able to help you navigate Georgia’s negligence laws. Our attorneys can assist you in building a strong case and bring you comfort during this stressful time. To speak with one of our experienced lawyers, call us at 912-200-5230. You can also contact us through the website form at the bottom of this page. 

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