In many cases, personal injury accidents are the result of the negligence of another party. Negligence is defined as failing to act in a reasonably safe way (Georgia Code of Laws Section 51-1-2). Some examples of negligence include:
- Store supervisors failing to notify customers and employees of wet and slippery floors.
- Restaurant owners failing to ensure safe food handling and storage.
- Dog owners failing to follow local leash laws.
- Drivers failing to adhere to speed limits and traffic rules.
All of these acts of negligence can result in accidents and injuries. Whether it is a slip and fall, a case of food poisoning, a dog attack, or a traffic accident, if you can establish negligence on the part of another, then you can file a personal injury claim and seek compensation. Some cases even involve gross negligence, where the at-fault party did something egregiously negligent to cause the injury. This includes drunk drivers, distributors of known defective products, and stores with construction hazards without warnings. If gross negligence is a factor, then your case may be worth much more.