Car Accident Lawyer in Columbus, GA
At-Fault Car Accident Laws in Georgia
Motor vehicle-related claims can arise from a variety of circumstances and events related to driver error. Georgia and Alabama are “at-fault” states. This means that the courts hold the at-fault driver responsible for his or her driver error, also known as fault or negligence.
For this reason, the liability insurance company insuring the at-fault driver must pay. However, do not be fooled. These liability insurance carriers are very skilled at avoiding payment altogether. This is why you must seek qualified legal counsel if you are injured in an automobile accident.
Georgia at-fault rules often refer to “comparative negligence,” meaning fault for the accident may be partially assigned to more than one driver. Therefore, you should never give up on your claim simply because you (or your driver) received a citation or because an insurance company claim rep says you caused the accident.
How Negligence Leads to Car Accidents
Motor vehicle and car accidents come in many shapes and sizes. In far too many instances, these accidents occur as a result of driver error, negligence, or even wrongful behavior.
Some common causes of car accidents that can be attributed to negligence include:
- Driving under the influence
- Texting while driving
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to yield entering or crossing a roadway
- Failure to yield at an intersection
- Driver hits a pedestrian
- Failure to turn on headlights
- Reckless driving
- Improper lane change
Trustworthy Advice for Your Personal Injury Claim
Automobile and other motorized vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Georgia, Alabama, and throughout the United States. This is one of the many reasons Georgia law mandates that all motorists on the road carry proper liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage.
If you were injured in an accident and you believe the other driver or another party is at fault, we can help. At Ted Morgan Law, we are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. When your recovery and your finances are at stake, you cannot afford a mistake.
Dial (706) 622-6255 now to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Fort Benning, Midland, and beyond.
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