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Approaching and Entering Intersections and Roads under OCGA 40-6-70

Determining The Right-of Way in Georgia’s   Have you ever done the right-of way dance? Most of us have. It happens when we come to an intersection, especially an uncontrolled intersection, where not everyone is certain of the rules. You move forward, then brake because the other driver moved at the same time, and then […]

How to Identify a Defective Tire Case in Georgia and Key First Steps

10 Practice Tips For Products Liability Claims Involving Tires By: Matt Wetherington and Jeb Butler He is driving.  There need not be—and probably will not be—any remarkable details.  There are no drunk drivers, no excessive speeds, no adverse weather conditions, no unmarked curves, no fatigued truckers, and no unusual steering inputs.  Without warning, the vehicle […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Fleeing or Impersonating a Police Officer – OCGA 40-6-395

Eluding or Impersonating a Police Officer   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can be used to establish civil liability through a concept called negligence per se. If you’re just joining us, negligence per se is the idea that everyone always has a responsibility to follow […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Reckless Driving – OCGA 40-6-390

What is Considered Reckless Driving?   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of negligence per se, and how it applies to Georgia’s rules of the road. The legal term “negligence per se” is based on the idea that everyone has a duty to follow all safety rules at all times. This concept is extremely helpful […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Following Too Closely – OCGA 40-6-49

Georgia’s Rule on Following Too Closely Explained   The rules of the road can be an invaluable tool for determining liability after an accident. Under normal circumstances, in order to receive a settlement for an injury, a plaintiff must not only prove that the defendant caused the injury, but that they did so while behaving […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: The Rules of Overtaking

The Safe Way to Pass Cars in Georgia Welcome back to our blog series on negligence per se! For those just joining us, negligence per se is the idea that any action that violates a rule intended to protect the public safety is, by definition, negligent. This means that anyone who causes an accident by […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Acceptable Lanes for Trucks and Buses

Rule of the Road for Trucks and Buses in Georgia Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing blog series on Georgia traffic statutes and negligence per se! If you’re just joining us, negligence per se is the legal concept that any action that breaks a rule intended to protect the public safety is inherently negligent. […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Pedestrians on the Highway – OCGA 40-6-96

Accidents Caused by People Walking on Public Highways   Last week, in our ongoing discussion of negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road, we talked about statute 40-6-95, which has to do with walking under the influence. Today, we’re going to continue the pedestrian discussion with an analysis of statute 40-6-96, which explains […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Motorcycle Driving

Road Rules for Motorcycle Drivers in Georgia   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of negligence per se, and how this powerful legal concept can combine with the rules of the road to make civil liability simpler and easier to determine. Normally, establishing liability means proving not only that your opponent hurt you, but that […]

Should I Move My Vehicle After a Car Wreck in Georgia? Even in Atlanta? OCGA 40-6-275

Moving to Safety After a Car Wreck in Georgia   Welcome back to our ongoing series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road! Last week, we talked about OCGA 40-6-273 and what information drivers are required to exchange after an accident. Today, we’ll wrap up our discussion of drivers’ duties after a […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Accidents with Inanimate Objects – OCGA 40-6-272

Hitting Fixtures on a Highway   Welcome back to our series on Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can be combined with negligence per se to help establish liability in court. Negligence per se is a legal concept, which holds that people have a right to expect each other to follow safety rules. […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Pedestrian Right of Way in Crosswalks OCGA 40-6-91

CAR VS. PEDESTRIAN: WHO HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY?   Have you ever wondered what happens after a car hits a pedestrian? Do you know who’s legally responsible for the damages? That’s what we’re going to talk about today, as we go over Georgia’s statute 40-6-91. But first, let’s review the concept of negligence per […]

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