Atlanta Attorneys Discuss Negligence FAQs

The Atlanta attorneys of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. have extensive experience with cases that revolve around negligence. An attorney at one of our eight locations in Georgia is ready to assist you in your injury case. Below, the lawyers at our Atlanta negligence law firm offer answers to the following frequently asked questions about negligence:

How hard is it to prove negligence?
If I cause the accident, am I entirely responsible?
What should I say to the police if I am responsible for negligence?
Should I contact an attorney if I am accused of negligence?
If there is a hole in a sidewalk and someone trips, am I or the city responsible for it?

How hard is it to prove negligence?

In Georgia, to prove negligence you must show the following:

  • The person who caused your injury owed you a duty
  • The person breached that duty
  • You suffered damages
  • The failure of the other person is what caused your injury

If I cause the accident, am I entirely responsible?
Georgia is a comparative negligence state. This means that if you helped cause your injury, the amount you recover is reduced by the amount of your fault. Generally, if you were more careless than the other person, then you cannot recover any damages for your injury.

What should I say to the police if I am responsible for negligence?
Your best bet is not to admit fault when speaking to the police. Anything you say to the police may be used in the future against you.

Should I contact an attorney if i am accused of negligence?
Yes, if someone confronts you and claims your negligence caused an injury, your best bet is to reach out to an experienced Atlanta negligence attorney.

If there is a hole in a sidewalk and someone trips, am I or the city responsible for it?
Sidewalk maintenance is the responsibility of adjoining property owners in Atlanta. An attorney can examine the facts of your case to determine what liability you may face.

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