Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or your loved one was injured due to someone else’s negligence, there is normally substantial compensation available. That being said, personal injury claims are not just about a quick payday. Personal injuries often have far-reaching effects on a person’s overall quality of life for years after the incident that caused the injury. Therefore, it is important that you have excellent legal representation led by an attorney who is willing to go above and beyond the minimum, to help ensure that your case is successfully handled.
In addition to unexpected bills, personal injuries usually create unanswered questions, such as: Will I be able to work again? Will this injury recur? Will I be physically challenged or scarred indefinitely? An experienced attorney is also an effective counselor who does not have all the answers, but can and will shed light on your situation and give you an outline of what to expect in the months and years to come.
At Ford Law, LLC, we aggressively stand up for injury victims in court, just like we stand up for those whose civil rights were violated. We use every available resource, and all our advocacy skills, to obtain maximum compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
In most cases, individuals owe a duty of reasonable care to one another, a concept that is something like the Golden Rule that some schoolchildren learn. If that duty of care is breached (violated), and that breach directly and proximately causes injury, the defendant is liable for damages. Some specific types of cases include:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Tractor trailer wrecks
- Pedestrians hit by a vehicle
- School injuries
- Daycare injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Apartment complex injuries
- Nursing home negligence/wrongful deaths
- Animal attacks
- Wrongful death
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability
- Products liability
Victims of assault and other types of crimes may also be entitled to compensation from various third party sources.
Third Party Liability in a Personal Injury Case
The above analysis (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, and damages) applies to first party liability. But, the tortfeasor (negligent person) is often not the only responsible party. A third party liability theory often applies, such as:
- Respondeat Superior: If the tortfeasor was an employee acting within the course and scope of employment, the employer may be liable for damages.
- Dram Shop: If the intoxicated customer of a restaurant, bar, or other commercial alcohol provider negligently injures another person, that provider may be liable for damages.
- Social Host: The same analysis may apply to party hosts and other individuals who serve alcohol at their events.
Third party liability is especially important if the tortfeasor is uninsured or underinsured, as is often the case.
Partner with Assertive Attorneys
Ford Law, LLC handles a wide array of injury cases in Fulton County and nearby jurisdictions. We welcome the opportunity to evaluate your case, and we continue to fight on your behalf until you are completely satisfied. We do not charge upfront legal fees in personal injury matters. For a free consultation contact Ford Law, LLC at 404-373-9881.