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Negligence Per Se: Civil Liability for O.C.G.A. 40-6-16: Spencer’s Pass Law

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Failing to Change Lanes Away from a Stopped Emergency Vehicle Can Result in Civil Liability   When most people think of the consequences of broken traffic laws, they imagine tickets and fines. These are the most common ways courts enforce traffic laws.  But traffic laws are not […]

O.C.G.A. 40-6-397 – Aggressive Driving

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Aggressive Driving Is Negligent Driving   The term “aggressive driving” gets thrown around a lot, but few people are aware of its legal definition, or even that it has one. Being decisive and moderately assertive on the road can be necessary for getting around safely and effectively, […]

Who is Responsible if a Bystander is Hurt in a Police Chase?

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Officers Who Give Chase in a Reckless Manner May Be Responsible for Injuries In this series of articles on vehicular accidents and negligence per se, we’ve been talking about how the rules of the road can take the guesswork out of determining negligence after a car wreck. […]

Car Wreck Results in Confidential Settlement Over Policy Limits at Trial

This article is about Matt Wetherington’s efforts to get a catastrophic car wreck to trial as quickly as possible. It is also about a corporation and its insurance company’s efforts to delay trial by any means necessary. These tactics include backing out of signed agreements, late disclosure of evidence, and even allowing the at-fault driver […]

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