Georgia State Laws and Negligence

Georgia State Laws and Negligence

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.