Columbus, Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits

Columbus, Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits

A personal injury claim is filed when someone suffers harm due to another party’s negligence.

If a person or business is found legally responsible for causing injury to another, they could be required to make restitution. Unlike criminal cases, which involve the government, personal injury claims are civil lawsuits initiated by private individuals and damages are considered compensatory. These damages are usually paid monetarily.

What is Negligence?

Negligence is legally defined as the failure to behave with a reasonable level of care to protect others from harm. Essentially, every person is responsible for a duty of care, and breaching this duty—resulting in injury to another person—is grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Examples of negligence include hitting a pedestrian who is using a crosswalk or medical malpractice.

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you could be eligible to receive financial compensation. Our experienced attorneys can help you file a claim. To learn more, call Wadkins & Wadkins LLC at (706) 221-9451.