The legal doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur Survives Helps Victims Obtain Compensation in Tough Cases in Georgia
Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of physics helps us understand the world around us. He developed theories to explain what we see, feel, and experience by putting into words how the physical world works. One of the maxims Newton espoused is that every “to every action, there is an equal and opposite, or contrary, reaction.” Most people are familiar with the concept even if they did not study advanced physics. In Georgia accident cases, whether in car accidents, slip and fall cases, or severe injuries that occur on a worksite, the injuries the victim suffered would be the “reaction” from Newton’s maxim. Sometimes, however, determining the “action” or the cause of the incident may be next to impossible. The legal doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur can take the place of evidence of wrongdoing that will help explain why the victim suffered his or her injuries, although it can only be used in rare circumstances.