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Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Crossing Outside of Crosswalks O.C.G.A 40-6-92

JAYWALKING IS NOT ILLEGAL IN GEORGIA   Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing series on Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can help establish civil liability through a concept called negligence per se.   Simply put, negligence per se is negligence born of rule-breaking. If someone doesn’t break any rules but somehow […]

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 […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Child Pornography – OCGA 16-12-100

Civil Consequences for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Georgia   Hello, and welcome back to our new blog series on sex crimes in Georgia.  Last week, we talked about Georgia’s rape statute, OCGA 16-6-1, and how the concept of negligence per se can help rape survivors sue for damages in civil court. Today, let’s […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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