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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. […]

Receiver Appointed for Daniel Dean and the Dean Law Firm — Former Dean Law Firm Clients Should Read This Page

Receiver Appointed for Daniel Dean and the Dean Law Firm — Former Dean Law Firm Clients Should Read This Page On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Matt Wetherington and Elizabeth Ji as receivers of all of The Dean Law Firm’s files and records as well as the firm’s IOLTA, escrow, and/or […]

Failure to Stay in Your Lane May Result in Civil Liability – OCGA 40-6-40, 40-6-46, 40-6-48

The Rules on Maintaining Your Lane in Georgia Welcome back to our blog series on negligence per se, and how the rules of the road can help determine liability after a car accident. Negligence per se is the idea that any action that breaks a rule intended to protect public safety is, by definition, negligent. […]

Accessing a Closed Road Can Result in Civil Liability – OCGA 40-6-26

Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se, and how this fascinating legal concept applies to Georgia’s rules of the road. Normally, when determining whether one person is civilly liable for the harm they’ve caused to another person, we have to use the somewhat subjective “reasonable person” standard. In other words, did […]

The Meaning of Pedestrian Signals in Georgia – OCGA 40-6-22

Last week in our blog series on Georgia’s rules of the road and negligence per se, we discussed statutes 40-6-21 and 40-6-23, both of which deal with traffic signals and what they mean for drivers. We also mentioned what those motorist-oriented signals mean for pedestrians when there are no pedestrian signals available. This week, we’ll […]

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: All Drivers Must Obey Traffic Lights

What Constitutes Running a Red Light? Last week in our blog series on Georgia road statutes and negligence per se, we discussed statute 4-6-26, regarding illegally accessing closed roads. This week we’ll be discussing another scenario where drivers push past traffic control devices and put others at risk: running a red light. Negligence per se […]

What Red, Yellow, and Green Traffic Signals Mean in Georgia

Traffic Light Rules in Georgia Most people think they know what traffic signals mean. We learned about them in preschool, after all. Green means go, red means stop. The actual statutes laying out the meanings of traffic lights, however, are surprisingly involved.  That’s why we’re covering statutes 40-6-21 and 40-6-23 today, and discussing the responsibility […]

How Under-Insured Motorist Coverage Works in Georgia

What is Under-Insured Motorist Coverage? The following article is the last in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article focuses on discussing underinsured motorist coverage in automotive insurance policies. Underinsured Motorist Coverage In typical automobile accidents, the […]

How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works in Georgia

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage? The following article is the eighth in a series of 9 articles that explains the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article focuses on discussing uninsured motorist coverage in automotive insurance policies. Uninsured Motorist Coverage In typical automobile accidents, the […]

When You Can Sue a Car Insurance Company in Georgia

The following article is the seventh in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article discusses filing suit against an insurance company directly without including the insurance policy holder in the lawsuit.   Direct Actions Against Insurance Companies […]

What Kinds of Injuries Does Commercial Insurance Cover?

The Difference Between Personal and Commercial Car Insurance in Georgia The following article is the sixth in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents.  This article focuses on explaining commercial general liability insurance policies. Commercial General Liability Insurance Commercial […]

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