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As we approach the holiday season, it is no surprise how busy our culture becomes. Whether it’s family coming into town, last-minute Christmas gifts, vacations, or Thanksgiving meals, unique plans are already in place for everyone over the coming months. Unfortunately, due to a multitude of unforeseen circumstances, plans can derail in a single moment. 

Thus, during this season,  it is no surprise how overwhelming injuries can be, especially if it’s an injury caused by the negligence of another party. Thankfully, there are laws in place for you to receive compensation for the physical and mental damages an injury of this nature can cause. 

Below is an explanation of personal injuries and how you could receive compensation from the experienced personal injury attorneys at McMahan Law Firm, serving residents throughout North Georgia. 

What is a Personal Injury?

Before describing the most common types, or how a dedicated personal injury attorney can help, there are three grounds upon which a personal injury can occur. These include:

  • Negligence 

The most common basis for personal injury claims, negligence, as described by Cornell Law School, stems from an individual’s failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. 

  • Strict Liability

Strict liability is a concept that holds a defendant responsible for their actions regardless of their intent at the time of the injury. Strict liability is an important middle ground between negligence and intentional wrongs.

  • Intentional Wrongs

Intentional Wrongs result when there is an intentional act behind an injury. Common intentional torts are battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass to land, trespass to chattels, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in North Georgia 

With such specific grounds, it is no surprise that personal injuries can come “in all shapes and sizes”. This means if you have sustained an injury due to another party’s negligence, strict liability, or intentional wrong, it has likely happened to someone else. 

Furthermore, you can have confidence that an experienced personal injury attorney has likely found success in similar cases. Yet, as a warning, while your injury may fit into the more “common” categories of personal injury claims, this does not promise compensation. 

Here are a few of the more common types of personal injury cases:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (car crashes, motorcycle wrecks, trucking accidents)
  • Medical Malpractice 
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Premises Liability or Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Animal Bites and Attacks

North Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured or disabled due to no fault of your own, do not suffer in silence. With the help of a skilled Dalton, Georgia personal injury attorney from McMahan Law Firm, you can take action against liable parties and demand the financial recovery you deserve.

Our award-winning personal injury attorneys understand the overwhelming qualities a personal injury can bring. Contact McMahan Law today for more information on how we can help you receive compensation!

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