In the city of Atlanta, a foreseeable injury is one that a reasonable person would have been able to anticipate as a result of his or her actions. When a person is injured due to the negligence of another, the victim has a right to seek compensation in a court of law. The defense may raise the affirmative defense for foreseeable injury.
For example, a person playing football collides with another player, falls and breaks their arm. This was a foreseeable risk of playing the sport. A surgeon consumes alcohol prior to performing a procedure. The surgery is completed in a way that causes injury to the patient. The plaintiff could argue that the surgeon acted in such a way that they could have reasonably foreseen the possible injury to their patient.
When a person is injured due to someone’s negligence, an attorney will attempt to prove that the negligent party should have foreseen the injury or risk of injury. The offending party may have failed to make repairs to property, knowing that people would be frequenting the premises. The person who caused an accident may have been operating their vehicle in a way that a reasonable person would have known would cause a crash.
These are just some examples of foreseeable injury. If you have been injured in some type of accident and the negligent party should have been aware that their actions or misactions could have caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to an attorney experienced in personal injury law for assistance.