A personal injury claim, also known as a “tort”, may arise when someone is injured by the negligence or intentional act of another. Tort law is a branch of civil law, which entitles the injured party to compensation.
If you have suffered a personal injury due the negligence of another person or organization, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and/or other economic losses.
In order to prove a personal injury claim and recover damages, you must establish the following:
- Duty of care. For example, we all owe a duty of reasonable care to others as we operate a motor vehicle. Property owners owe a duty to maintain a safe premise. Business owners owe a duty to sell safe products, etc.
- Breach of care. You must demonstrate that you were injured by someone else’s failure to exercise ordinary care. In other words, the other person or organization must be negligent.
- Causation. Next, you must demonstrate that the breach of care was the immediate cause of your harm.
- Damages. Finally, your injury must be the result of this breach of care. In most cases, you must have suffered a physical injury, but in certain circumstances an emotional injury is sufficient to recover compensation.
The burden of proving a personal injury falls on the plaintiff, and injury law does not guarantee recovery. At Pope & Howard P.C., we have years of experience investigating personal injury claims, and if we believe you have a case, we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common cases we see at our Atlanta personal injury law firm include:
With years of experience as trial lawyers, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope represent clients' interests who have been injured or treated wrongly due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from any of the above wrongs, contact the experts at Pope & Howard P.C. to set up a free consultation. Contact us via our contact form or by phone: 404-885-9999.