The four elements for a Georgia personal injury, or tort lawsuit

How do you know if you have a injury case under Georgia law? What are the circumstances that determine a good case? In a tort lawsuit, there must be four elements present. They are:

1. The existence of a legal duty owed by a person to others
2. The breach of the duty by one person
3. The breach of the duty being the “proximate cause” of damages suffered by a person
4. Damages incurred by a person.

In Georgia, a successful tort lawsuit will contain all of these elements. Auto accidents, medical malpractice claims, slip and fall claims, and asbestos exposure are all types of torts. By Georgia law, people injured by a tort are eligible to recover for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and - in some cases - punitive damages.

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