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Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Acceptable Lanes for Trucks and Buses – OCGA 40-6-52 and OCGA 40-6-53

The Rules of the Road for Trucks and Buses   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. […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes OCGA 16-6-5

Georgia Law Explained: Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes Welcome back to our discussion of sex crimes under Georgia law, and how the concept of negligence per se can help survivors win compensation in civil court. This week, we’ll talk about the OCGA 16-6-5, which forbids enticing a child for indecent purposes.   What Does […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: One-Way Roadways and Traffic Circles

Navigating Car Accidents in One-Way Roadways and Traffic Circles   Thanks for joining us for another installment of our ongoing blog series on Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can help determine liability after an accident! To recap, any time a person causes harm to another person while breaking a rule intended to […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Divided Highways, Emergency Lanes, and Transit Buses – OCGA 40-6-50

Driving on Divided Highways- Georgia Traffic Laws Ready to learn about another Georgia traffic statute? You’re in luck! Over the last few months, we’ve been talking about the rules of the road and how they can be used to determine civil liability after a car accident. Traffic statutes can be used this way because of […]

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.  […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Emerging from Alleys and Driveways OCGA 40-6-144

Accidents Around Driveways and Alleys   Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se and how it applies to Georgia’s rules of the road! Last week, we talked about accidents on and around railroad crossings, and how statutes 40-6-140 and 40-6-142 can be used to establish civil liability after an accident. Remember, […]

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 […]

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