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Types of Atlanta Injury Cases


There are several different legal theories under which an Atlanta personal injury lawsuit may be litigated. The legal theory argued in any particular case will depend primarily on who is responsible for causing your injuries. Most personal injury cases, however, are litigated under the legal theory of negligence, products liability, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Negligence

The vast majority of personal injury cases are litigated under the legal theory of negligence. Many different types of incidents may give rise to a claim of negligence, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Large truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Drowning accidents
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Dog attacks
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Construction site accidents

If you were injured as a result of the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney to discuss the unique facts of your case. Call Leigh R. Bodner, P.C. today for a free consultation regarding your negligence case.

Products Liability

If you suffer an injury while using a defective or malfunctioning product, a products liability claim may arise. Products liability is the area of law that deals with the responsibility of the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a product for any injuries that result from the use of that product. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers are held “strictly liable” for the safety of their products. That means that an injured plaintiff does not have to demonstrate that the manufacturer of the product or its component parts was negligent or careless, but only that:

  1. A defect in the product caused the accident.
  2. The product was being used in a manner consistent with the way it was meant to be used.
  3. The product was not substantially altered between the time it left the manufacturer’s control and the time it reached the user.

In order to prove strict liability in a products liability case, it is necessary to demonstrate to the judge or jury that the product was “unreasonably dangerous for its intended use” as a result of a manufacturing defect, design flaw, or failure to provide adequate warning labels on the product packaging. In order to prove a product defect, an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at Leigh R. Bodner, P.C. must undertake an exhaustive review of all factors involved in the accident.

Premises Liability

Some Atlanta personal injury cases, such as slip and fall cases, may be tried under the legal theory of “premises liability.”  Premises liability cases arise when someone is injured while on the property of another. Under the theory of premises liability, a property owner has the responsibility to maintain his or her premises in a condition that reduces risk of injury or death to potential users of the property. If you have suffered a personal injury while on the property of another, call an Atlanta injury lawyer at 404-262-3343 today to discuss your legal options. Leigh R. Bodner, P.C. offers a free initial consultation regarding your premises liability case.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases arise when a person dies as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another. Wrongful death cases differ from other types of personal injury cases in that the actual victim is not filing the lawsuit. Instead, the suit is brought by the decedent’s estate to recover damages for the emotional and financial losses that the survivors have suffered as a result of their loved one's death.

In general, in order to prove a wrongful death claim in Georgia, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following four elements:

  1. The death was caused, either wholly or partially, by the defendant's wrongful conduct.
  2. The defendant was either negligent in causing or is strictly liable for the victim’s death.
  3. The victim has a surviving spouse, children, or other dependents, who have legal standing to sue.
  4. Measurable damages have resulted from the victim’s death.

At Leigh R. Bodner, P.C., we understand how difficult it is to lose someone you love. If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or intentional misconduct of another, you may be feeling angry, helpless, and uncertain what to do in order to hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We help grieving family members seek justice for their loss and financial security for their uncertain future. If you have lost a loved one in any type of accident, contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at Leigh R. Bodner, P.C. to discuss your case today.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at (404) 262-3343 for a free consultation regarding your case. Mr. Bodner handles all types of auto accident cases in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Austelle, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Hapeville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Riverdale, Rockdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, and throughout Gwinett County, Dekalb County, Cobb County, Clayton County, and Fulton County. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers will not charge a fee unless you receive a favorable verdict or settlement in your case.