Can I be found liable if I'm rear-ended in a car accident in Georgia?

The liability in a Georgia car accident claim where you have been rear-ended usually rests on the driver that hit you. This is because every driver should be able to stop a safe distance from vehicles in front of them. If a driver could not stop and rear-ended your vehicle, they were likely driving at excessive speeds, distracted, or following too closely.

For you to be held liable for being rear-ended in a Georgia car accident, the defendant would have to provide evidence that your actions while driving caused them to hit you
even though they were driving undistracted at the proper speed and distance. To do so, they would need very convincing witness testimonials and police reports.

While it's very uncommon for you as the victim of the Georgia car accident to be found liable when you have been rear-ended, that does not mean it cannot happen. One example where you may be found to share at least part of the fault in a Georgia car accident in which you were rear-ended may include if you had brake lights that failed to work and you were aware of the issue but neglected to address it.

If you are found to have violated a traffic law, you may be liable for the accident as well. For the best advice on your Georgia car accident and filing a personal injury claim, you should speak to an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a FREE consultation on your injury claim.