Canton, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers are valuable allies when a tragedy occurs. In the case of physical or psychological damage caused, such as in the event of an accident, personal injury lawyers are responsible for making sure that the victim gets both justice and the compensation they deserve.
Charles Scholle is a top Canton personal injury lawyer with over 25 years of experience serving the residents of Cherokee County. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a third party, call Scholle Law at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding your case.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Injuries happen every day in Canton. Many of these injuries are minor and are caused by a person’s own actions, like cutting a finger while cooking. However, there are also cases where a person is injured or even killed by someone else’s actions or negligence.
When this occurs, the victim and their family may be saddled with mountains of medical bills, plus regular expenses that may pile up if the injured person is unable to work.
Unfortunately, filing a personal injury lawsuit is not as easy as just pointing out who caused your injury. Unless they intentionally hurt you, you must also prove that they acted negligently. This is a legal term that requires four points to be proven:
1. Duty of care
First, you must show that the person who caused your injury had a duty of care to you. This simply means the person had a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to avoid causing injury. For instance, vehicle drivers have a duty to drive safely; property owners and managers have a duty to clear any hazards that could injure potential visitors.
2. Breached duty of care
If a person does not take all reasonable steps to avoid causing an injury, and they therefore harm another person, they are said to have breached their duty of care. Drunk driving is a common example of a breached duty of care, as is a store manager not cleaning up a slick spill within a reasonable timeframe.
3. Direct causation
Third, you have to show that the breached duty of care directly caused your injury. This is also called proximate cause. There are times when a person’s negligence may not directly cause injuries. For example, if you undergo surgery and get stitches, then tear those stitches playing basketball against your doctor’s advice, the surgeon could not be held liable for these new injuries.
4. Real damages
Finally, you must show that you suffered real losses, or damages, as a result of the injury. These compensatory damages cover both monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and non-monetary losses, such as mental anguish and scarring.
Speak to a Canton Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured by someone else’s actions or negligence, you deserve top legal representation to get the compensation you deserve. The insurance company will do everything they can to pay out as little as they can to injury victims.
Our attorneys know all of these tactics, and we will aggressively represent you in negotiations and in court, if needed. For over 25 years, we have represented injured victims in Canton and the surrounding area, securing millions in compensation on their behalf.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a third party, call Scholle Law at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Canton personal injury attorney regarding your case.