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Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Drag Racing – OCGA 40-6-186

Liability When Racing on Public Roads   Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been discussing the laws surrounding speeding and slow driving in Georgia, namely statutes 40-6-181 and 40-6-184. Today, we’re going to be moving on to another type of traffic law violation that often goes hand in hand with speeding: drag racing. If […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Pedestrians Under the Influence OCGA 40-6-95

Why You Could Be Held Liable for an Accident if You Are Walking Drunk   Everyone knows drunk driving is wrong, illegal, and dangerous, but did you know drunk walking can break the law as well? Today in our ongoing blog series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road, we’re going to […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Exercising Due Care OCGA 40-6-93

WHAT THE PHRASE DUE CARE MEANS IN THE CONTEXT OF PEDESTRIANS Last week in our ongoing blog series on Georgia’s rules of the road, we talked about statute 40-6-92, which lays out the rules for pedestrians crossing roads without the use of crosswalks. In that post, as in several others, we mentioned the responsibility that […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Driver Conduct on and Around Railroad Tracks – OCGA 40-6-140

Railroad Rules for Georgia Drivers   We’ve all seen that classic movie cliché, where the hero or villain races through a railroad crossing just before the train arrives, cutting off the vehicle pursuing them and buying themselves precious time to escape. It’s pretty obvious that this move is dangerous and illegal, but have you ever […]

Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia: What to Expect After a Major Wreck Under OCGA 40-6-394

Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia   Last week, in our ongoing discussion of negligence per se, we talked about how this versatile legal concept applies to cases of homicide by vehicle, as defined in OCGA 40-6-393. This week, we’ll have a look at a related statute, OCGA 40-6-394, which covers serious injury by vehicle.  […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Filing a Civil Lawsuit After a Rape Under OCGA 16-6-1

The Definition of Rape in Georgia For the past several months on this blog, we’ve been analyzing various traffic statutes and discussing how they can be used to establish civil liability after an accident. Today, we’re going to move on to the subject of sex crimes, and how criminal law can once again support survivors’ […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Driving Too Slowly – OCGA 40-6-184

Accidents By Slow Drivers on Georgia Roads Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road! Last week, we talked about statute 40-6-181, which is the one drivers are breaking when they speed. This week, we’ll be talking about statute 40-6-184 and the opposite problem: drivers who […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Speed Limits – OCGA 40-6-181

Speeding Accidents in Georgia   It’s time to talk about one of the most common driving infractions of all: speeding! In this blog series, we’ve been going over Georgia’s rules of the road, because every rule of the road is a safety rule, every safety rule is another way of committing negligence per se, and […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Slowing Down for Road Work – OCGA 40-6-188

Understanding Road Work Accidents Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road! Recently, we’ve been discussing speeding-related laws, including statute 40-6-186, which deals with racing on public streets. This week, we’ll talk about another specific speeding scenario: speeding in highway work zones. Remember, the rules of […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Use of Electronic Devices – OCGA 40-6-241

Hands Free Driving in Georgia The use of electronic devices is one of the most talked about road safety issues of the past decade, yet many drivers are still confused about exactly what the law has to say on the subject. Today, we’ll go over everything you need to know about statute 40-6-241 and what […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Obstructing an Intersection – 40-6-205

Accidents That Occur in the Middle of an Intersection Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road! If you’re just joining us, negligence per se is a legal principle that states that breaking a safety rule is inherently negligent behavior. This means that someone who hurts […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Laying Drags – 40-6-251

Civil Liability for Performing Car Tricks on Georgia Roads   Have you ever watched someone drive like a maniac in an empty parking lot and wondered if they were technically breaking any laws? Well, the law to consult is statute 40-6-251, which is what we’ll be discussing in detail today.   First, let’s review why […]

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