The state of Georgia does not consider an insurance card to be acceptable proof of auto insurance coverage. Because these cards can be copied, falsified or transferred between vehicles, Georgia uses an electronic verification system known as GEICS or Georgia Electronic Insurance Compliance System. 

If you are involved in an accident or a routine traffic stop, a police officer or other government worker can check the status of your insurance using this system. It is illegal to operate a vehicle without insurance, and if you are caught doing so, you may face fines and/or other legal action, including impoundment and registration suspension. Approximately 13 percent of all U.S. drivers do not carry auto insurance, while 14% to 15% of Georgians break the law by driving without coverage, according to the Insurance Research Council.

If you are injured in an accident with a driver who does not have auto insurance, you may have to pay for medical expenses and car repair bills yourself. If you have opted for uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage, however, you could be protected. Talk to your insurance provider about adding this type of coverage to your existing policy. It can usually be done quickly and for a nominal fee. However, even if you don’t have UM coverage, you still could be able to file a claim with the help of an accident attorney in Georgia. Don’t miss out on your chance for compensation; get the legal help you need today. 

Contacting an Accident Attorney in Georgia

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 no-cost consultation on your injury case – 1-404-842-7838.
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