What happens if I am partially at fault for my motorcycle accident in Georgia?
Georgia's Comparative Negligence Law
Regardless of what vehicle you were driving at the time of your motorcycle accident in Georgia, the beauty of Georgia's comparative negligence law is that as long as you are less than 50% responsible for the accident, you can still receive compensation for your injuries and other expenses.
This means if you were 49% responsible for your motorcycle accident in Georgia, you could still file a personal injury claim and collect damages. If you were 50% or more responsible for your motorcycle accident in Georgia, you would not be able to collect anything.
The important thing to remember is that if you do have some fault for your accident, Georgia's comparative negligence law states that your total compensation will be reduced by your degree of fault. This means if your total damage award is $20,000, and you are found 10% responsible for your accident, your total award will be reduced by $2,000.
This means it's extremely important to have the experience of an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney on your side if you were even the slightest bit at fault. This is because insurance adjusters will be the ones who determine your degree of fault, so you'll want to have someone who can speak up on your behalf, to make sure you don't take more than your fair percentage of fault and risk losing compensation you need to aid in your recovery.
Contacting an Atlanta Motorcycle Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle 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 no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.