Your Car Insurance Must Protect You Even If You Cause an Accident

In Georgia, When Does Your Car Insurance Kick In After an Accident? This article focuses on explaining the obligations of insurance companies to defend and indemnify their policy holders. Duty to Defend Buying an insurance policy reduces your risks and protects you from being personally responsible for financial damages. In this series of articles, we […]

How to Tell How Much Car Insurance You Are Entitled To After a Car Accident

The following article is the second in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents.  This article focuses on explaining the declarations page in an insurance policy.   How to Read a Car Insurance Declarations Page The first page of […]

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. […]