Insist on personal injury lawyer in Georgia for pursuing critical issues

Posted by Wpmhlegal on March 5th, 2018

Personal injuries are mostly caused by irresponsible and careless behavior of others. It is not that accidents might not be caused by your own negligence or unawareness, but a significant percentage is caused because of external factors. From a lawyer’s point of view personal injury could be classified into four categories: wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, and product liability. 

Wrongful death 

The worst outcome of a personal injury is death which could be due to negligent or deliberate behavior on someone else’s part. In the event of death, the next of kin could file a suit on the deceased’s behalf in any court of law in Georgia State. For this purpose a Georgia personal injury attorney might be engaged. Though it would not be possible to bring back a dead person back to life, compensation for damages might be claimed by those affected by this loss. Damages that might be compensated include medical expenses, funeral expenses, consortium loss, financial loss, and mental loss.  

Medical malpractice 

When a doctor, hospital, or health care unit through negligence or omission causes injury to a patient an act of medical malpractice takes place. This omission or negligence could be in diagnosis, treatment, health management, or aftercare. Malpractice occurs in one or more of the following: 

  • Injury caused by negligence;
  • Violation of standard medical procedures and care;
  • Injury resulting in considerable damages.

Failure of diagnosis, unnecessary surgery, misinterpretation of laboratory findings, improper medication, premature discharge, poor after care, and disregarding patient history are typical examples of medical malpractice. 

Premises liability 

This type of personal injury is caused by defective or unsafe conditions related to someone’s property. For any lawsuit to be qualified under a premises liability clause it needs to be proved that an injury was because of negligence on part of the owner of the property. If reasonable care was taken such an injury could have been avoided. However, just by qualifying a property to be unsafe does not qualify it to be a case of negligence. Negligence only occurs when owner of a property intentionally leaves it unattended even after knowing it could cause harm. 

Slip and fall cases, inadequate building security, escalator and elevator accidents, swimming pool accidents, and dog bites are typical examples of personal injuries under premises liability. 

Product liability 

Any injury caused by using a product could be classified under product liability clause. Individuals harmed by using such products might file a lawsuit against manufacturers of such products. 

A personal injury lawyer in Macon is qualified to cater to each of the aforesaid for types of personal injury instances.   

About the author: 

This article is written by Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P. Team. Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, LLP, has been representing people with legal needs for over 50 years. Our law firm uses the vast resources available and we have the experience needed to handle successfully a wide range of complex legal issues.

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