How is liability determined in a Georgia car accident claim?

The driver that is considered liable in a Georgia car accident claim is the one at fault for causing the accident. Georgia traffic laws will often be cited when determining liability in a car accident.

For instance, if someone violates the law by running a stop light or making an unauthorized U-turn, that driver would most likely be held liable in a Georgia personal injury case.

In some cases, certain types of car accidents will result in an almost automatic assumption of liability. For instance, a person who crashes into the back of someone else's car is usually considered to be at fault for the rear-end collision. An exception to this automatic fault rule is if a driver rear ends you, and causes you to hit the car in front of you. In this case, the driver that struck you would be held responsible for initiating the chain reaction.

In a Georgia personal injury case stemming from a car accident, you will need to provide evidence to support your claim.
Your documentation may include photographs, witness statements, police reports, expert analysis and other applicable evidence. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can investigate your claim, and help you fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled.

The insurance companies involved in handling your Georgia personal injury claim will be conducting their own assessment of the accident and damages before agreeing to a settlement. Your Atlanta personal injury attorney can negotiate with an insurance company to fight for a complete and fair settlement. You may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other considerations.  

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or any other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation to which you may be entitled, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no cost consultation.