Homicide by Vehicle in Georgia – How its Determined and What to Expect Under OCGA 40-6-393

Vehicular Homicide In Georgia   Last week, we talked about how this applies to OCGA 40-6-390, which covers reckless driving. Today we’ll be talking about another particularly painful legal subject: homicide by vehicle.  This article is not meant to help educate people who have been charged with vehicular homicide.  It is instead intended for families […]

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: People Riding Horses and Other Animals Must Follow the Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road for Horses The road can be a dangerous place, and using it carries certain responsibilities. When someone gets hurt in the course of getting from point A to point B, one of the first questions that comes up is whether that someone — or someone else — has failed to live […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]