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What is proximate cause?

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2021 | Personal Injury |

If you get injured in Georgia and another person was at fault, you might be able to file a lawsuit. However, the injury alone doesn’t guarantee that you’ll win the case. You’ll have to prove proximate cause to show that the other party is at fault for your injury.

What is proximate cause?

When dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, “proximate cause” is the direct cause of your injury. In your case, another person’s negligence might be to blame. However, you’ll have to prove to the judge that the other person had a responsibility to avoid harming you. For example, if you slip and fall in a store parking lot, you might be able to argue that the owner has the responsibility to keep the area safe for their customers.

During your lawsuit, you’ll also have to prove that the other party showed negligence or failed to prevent the incident from occurring. As a result of their actions, you suffered from injuries that compelled you to file this lawsuit. However, the other party might try to argue that your injuries were caused by a different set of circumstances. They might also claim that there was no way they could have known an accident would occur.

Have you suffered from a serious injury?

If you’ve suffered from a car accident or a slip and fall, an attorney could help you seek compensation for your injuries. You could also talk to an attorney if you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence.

An attorney could help you prove that the other party’s recklessness was the proximate cause of your injuries. They might help you win a court case or settle with the other party out of court. If necessary, they may also help you negotiate with insurance companies.


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