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Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Aggravated Sodomy – OCGA 16-6-2

Aggravated Sodomy in Georgia   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of sex crimes and how the criminal and civil justice system work together to help the victim. Last week, we talked about OCGA 16-12-100, Georgia’s child pornography law. This week, we’ll talk about OCGA 16-6-2, which deals with aggravated sodomy.  Importantly, this article is […]

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 […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Sexual Battery

Sexual Battery Cases in Georgia Explained Today, we’ll talk about sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery, which are covered by OCGA 16-6-22.1 and OCGA 16-6-22.2.  Importantly, this article is not meant to help educate people who have been charged with a sexual crime.  It is instead intended for victims and their families.  We will go […]

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 […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Obstructions of the Driver’s View or Control – OCGA  40-6-242

Driving With an Unclear View in Georgia   Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing series on Georgia’s traffic statutes, and how each one can be used to establish negligence per se in a civil case. In most civil cases, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant not only hurt them in some way, but […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Turning and Signaling – OCGA 40-6-123

Using Turn Signals Properly on Georgia Roads   Have you ever been taken off guard by a driver changing lanes without signaling? Did you wonder if what they were doing was illegal, or just inconsiderate? Well, today we’re going to be talking about the basic rules for using turn signals, and how violating these rules […]

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