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The Most Common Personal Injury Cases in Macon

Published in Personal Injury on November 7, 2018.

Accidents are an unfortunate and inevitable part of life. However, when they result in personal injury, it can be a devastating experience. In the Macon, Georgia area and elsewhere, there are certain types of personal injury cases that tend to be fairly common. If you are injured as a result of one of these types of accidents, you can get essential guidance from skilled GA accident attorneys.

1. Car Accident Cases

By far and large, car accidents are the most common types of accidents that result in personal injury cases. This is generally due to the fact that the majority of these accidents occur because a driver is distracted, not abiding by the rules of the road or is driving recklessly. If a person behind the wheel is careless enough to cause a car accident, they can be held liable for any injuries resulting from that accident.

2. Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are also highly common in Macon. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe and hazard-free so that people on or in it don’t suffer injuries. It’s important to note that not all injuries sustained on a property necessarily warrant liability. It depends on the situation and why the ‘injured’ individual was on the property. However, an example of a property owner being liable is a customer in a grocery store slipping on a floor that is wet from being mopped. If there were no cones or warnings set up informing people of the wet, slick floor, the owner could be held liable for any injuries a person sustains after slipping and falling.

3. Dog Bites

Dog bites also commonly result in personal injury cases. A dog owner has the responsibility to ensure that their pet does not injure people. If the owner knew that their dog has a tendency to bite and then someone is bitten, they can be held liable for the injured person’s medical bills and other damages. This type of situation would be considered negligence on the part of the owner as they have a legal duty to ensure that their dog doesn’t bite or injure anyone.

4. Medical Malpractice

Another common type of personal injury case in the Macon area stems from medical malpractice. These claims can come about when a doctor or other healthcare professional is found to be negligent or fails to deliver a reasonable and competent standard of care to a patient and the patient is injured as a result. These are typically the most complex types of personal injury cases.

5. Assault, Battery and Other Intentional Torts

Unfortunately, other personal injury cases that are common involve intentional torts. These are based on a deliberate act on a person’s part, such as by assaulting another person, rather than on negligence. In addition to the perpetrator facing civil action like a personal injury case, they can also expect to be criminally prosecuted.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act, it’s important to have GA accident attorneys on your side. Nelson & Smith will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and we’ll give your case a free evaluation.

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