Motor Vehicle Accidents in Georgia
While the general figure for motor vehicle accidents are slowly decreasing, this is still not something to celebrate about. Statistics have shown that every 30 minutes, a fatality occurs in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident.
Motor vehicle accidents are not to be taken lightly as they can cause severe injuries, sometimes permanent, on those involved in car crashes. Something as small as a motorcycle can cause permanent brain damage on a pedestrian, and not all people with brain damage injuries can fully recover, leaving the injured person as a vegetable for the rest of his or her life.
Plaintiffs who seek to file lawsuits against those who have caused motor vehicle accidents to occur can possibly claim for compensatory damages in the form of monetary awards. Compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost past and future wages, loss of consortium, among many others can do so under the legal system.
While most motor vehicle accidents occur out of negligence, some accidents may also be caused by other factors on the road, or other parties. Plaintiffs can sue negligent parties and other entities responsible for the factors that caused the crash in order to somehow make them whole again through compensation or through a settlement that is agreed upon by both the plaintiff and the defendant.
There are several factors that plaintiffs must prove in order to claim for these damages, such as proving that the driver [ who caused the accident] was negligent, that the negligent act was indeed a proximate cause for the accident to occur, and that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff was because of the accident.
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