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What is a personal injury accident?

In the city of Atlanta, a personal injury accident is one that occurs due to the neglect, error or breach of duty and results in some type of injury to a victim. A personal injury accident may involve a vehicle, improperly maintained property or a surgery. There are a variety of ways that a personal injury accident can occur.

When a person is injured in an accident and can prove that another person or entity was at fault, they are said to have been involved in a personal injury accident. As such, the victim is legally able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages incurred as a result of that accident. These damages may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

A person who is involved in a personal injury accident may be found to be partially responsible for their injuries, and compensation may be reduced by the percentage the person is found responsible For example, a person walks through a store, ignores a wet floor sign and slips and falls, resulting in a broken bone. That person may be able to sue the business for not clearing the hazard quickly, but they may also be found partially at fault because they ignored the warning sign.

If you believe that you have been hurt in a personal injury accident, an attorney experienced in this type of law can be of assistance. An attorney licensed in personal injury law will review the details of your accident and help you determine if you have the legal basis for a claim.