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What to do After an Accident with a Car that is Parked Illegally

Car accidents are generally avoidable, and most are caused by the careless or negligent actions of one or more drivers. In some cases, an accident may be caused by a car that is illegally parked. If you or somebody you care about has been injured or sustained property damage due to an accident with an illegally parked vehicle, you need to know what to do in order to obtain the compensation you are entitled to. The duties of a driver in these situations All drivers have certain general duties of care to other drivers on the roadway. It is negligent… read more

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Car Accidents in Construction Zones

Getting into a car accident is not something anybody wants to experience. While accidents are going to occur, those that take place in construction zones can present incredible challenges when working to determine liability. Construction zones are confusing areas on the roadway, and there may be various parties that could be held liable in the aftermath of a crash that causes injuries or property damage. Here, we want to discuss how these incidents occur and what you can do in the aftermath. What you need to do following a construction zone accident In the aftermath of sustaining an injury or… read more

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Who Pays For A Rental Car After Accident In Georgia?

Getting involved in an accident can be a stressful experience. While most car accidents are relatively minor, victims are still often left dealing with minor injuries as well as property damage. In the event that a car accident victim cannot use their personal vehicle while it is being repaired, it may be necessary to use a rental vehicle in the interim. However, rental vehicles can be expensive. Here, we want to discuss which party pays for rental cars in the aftermath of a vehicle accident. Will the other driver’s insurance carrier cover a rental vehicle? In the event you are… read more

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Is Georgia A No-Fault State?

No one expects that they will be involved in a vehicle accident. However, every driver on the roadway is required to carry vehicle insurance in the event an accident does occur. It is important to understand how fault is determined in the aftermath of a vehicle crash. However, when it comes to determining fault and insurance issues, various states around the country handle these incidents through a “no-fault” system. Here, we want to discuss whether or not Georgia is a no-fault insurance state and what this means. Understanding the no-fault insurance system “No-fault” insurance systems are used in various states… read more

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Who Is At Fault For Yellow Light Accident In GA?

The last thing anybody expects is that they will be involved in a serious accident when they are approaching an intersection. However, car accidents are not uncommon, particularly around yellow lights. Intersections are incredibly dangerous traffic environments, and it is important to know who could be at fault in the event a yellow light accident occurs. There are various ways in which these accidents happen, and we want to look at some of these scenarios here. Left-turn accidents at yellow lights One of the most common types of accidents that happen when a light is yellow are left-turn accidents. These… read more

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Is It Illegal To Eat And Drive In GA?

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and can lead to severe injuries for drivers and passengers. When most people think of distracted driving in Georgia, they think of people texting or talking on their cell phones. However, there are many other ways that distracted driving behaviors occur, including eating and drinking while driving a vehicle. The state of Georgia has taken a very proactive approach to decreasing the number of roadway accidents and deaths caused by distracted driving. Here, we want to look at whether or not eating in drinking is illegal while driving a vehicle in Georgia. What does Georgia… read more

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Injured In A Golf Cart Georgia

Both residents and visitors to Georgia know that golf carts are popular methods of transportation. Not only to golf carts provide transportation for those looking to get in a few rounds of golf, but these vehicles can often be seen on regular roadways throughout the state. However, accidents involving golf carts can lead to severe injuries for drivers and passengers. These vehicles are particularly vulnerable to collisions with traditional passenger cars. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a golf cart accident, you need to know that you may be entitled to compensation. Golf cart accidents in… read more

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Can A Party Host Be Held Liable For Drunk Driving In Ga?

When most people think of drunk driving accidents, it is generally understood that liability for any injuries and property damage will fall on the intoxicated driver. After all, that is the person who made the choice to drink and drive and then get behind the wheel of the vehicle. However, while the majority of drunk driving cases do involve liability for the impaired driver, Georgia law also says that the host of a party could be held accountable for an accident under certain circumstances. Here, we want to discuss different scenarios in which a party host could be held liable… read more

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What Is a Subrogation Claim?

Most people have never heard of a subrogation claim unless they have been involved in an accident in which their auto insurance or health insurance carriers were reimbursed for payments they made on their behalf. However, understanding a subrogation claim may be an important part of any personal injury case you may be involved in. What does subrogation mean? The word “subrogation,” at its basic form, means that one person will stand in the place of another regarding a debt. When an entity or another individual pays the debt that is ultimately the responsibility of another person, then the person… read more

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What Are Georgia’s Seat Belt Laws?

During the latest reporting year of data available from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we can see that there were more than 1,500 total traffic crash fatalities across the state. Georgia as recently enacted a hands-free law to help curb instances of distracted driving and cut down on total traffic fatalities, but we need to remember that seat belt laws are incredibly effective at preventing fatalities in the event a collision occurs. Georgia’s seat belt laws Each state is responsible for setting its own seat belt laws. Georgia is considered a primary seat belt law state, meaning officers… read more

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