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Georgia Motorcycle Passenger Laws

There are plenty of motorcycles enthusiasts In Georgia. Various laws that regulate motorcycle operation in this state, and it is vital that all motorcycle drivers and passengers understand their responsibilities. Specifically, there are certain laws regarding motorcycle passengers that all motorcyclists should be aware of. Motorcycle passengers in Georgia Before carrying a passenger, motorcyclists must understand that the extra weight will affect the way that their motorcycle handles. This requires extra practice, caution, and preparation before a ride. Before taking passengers on the roadway, motorcyclists should check the air pressure in both tires and adjust the suspension of their bike… read more

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Do I Need A License For A Moped In Georgia?

Mopeds have become an increasingly popular method of transportation for Georgia citizens, but understanding Georgia moped laws can be confusing. In this state, laws and regulations for scooters, electric bicycles, and mopeds all differ when it comes to license, insurance, and registration requirements. It is important to know whether or not you need a license to operate a moped in Georgia. Do you need a license for a moped? Georgia law requires that all moped operators carry a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. These vehicles cannot be ridden if a rider has neither of those types of licenses. What… read more

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When Bicyclists Are Responsible For A Georgia Car Accident

There is no denying that bicycle accidents result in serious injuries, especially for the bicyclists involved. While many articles focus on bicycle accidents that are caused by the careless or negligent actions of a vehicle driver, there are many instances in which these crashes are caused by a careless or reckless bicyclist. Understanding when a bicyclist is responsible for an accident is important in these cases. Bicycle accidents can lead to devastating injuries According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 857 bicycle accident deaths in the US during the latest reporting year. In a high… read more

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What Happens If You Don’t Report A Car Accident In Georgia?

Nobody wants to get into a car accident. However, regardless of how safely you operate your vehicle, there is a chance that you will be in an accident caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions. As the population of Georgia continues to grow, particularly in the urban areas of the state, so do the chances of an accident occurring. It is important for everyone involved in an accident to know what to do in the aftermath, including reporting the accident and exchanging information. Failing to report a car accident in Georgia can result in serious problems for all parties… read more

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What Happens If Both Drivers Are At Fault In A Georgia Car Accident?

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is important to understand whether or not you will be able to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. The amount of compensation awarded generally depends on various factors, one of which has to do with proving who was at fault for the incident. In many cases, more than one party is at fault for an accident in Georgia. When this happens, we will need to turn to contributory negligence laws in Georgia to determine compensation amounts. How these laws work Each state has laws in place that govern how to… read more

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Injured On Private Property In Atlanta While Trespassing

Premises liability laws generally maintain that property owners have a duty to ensure that their properties are reasonably safe for those who have a right to be there. Visitors who enter a premises legally are referred to as invitees or licensees. In general, property owners are liable for injuries to visitors if they suffer injuries while on the owner’s premises if those injuries are caused by the property owner’s negligent or careless actions. However, the law becomes more complicated when it comes to trespassers who do not have a legal right to be on a person’s property. Generally, property owners… read more

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I Witnessed a Car Accident in Georgia. Do I Have Any Legal Responsibilities?

Witnessing a car accident can be incredibly scary and is often an upsetting experience for anybody involved. However, due to the frequency of car accidents in the state of Georgia, it is likely that you will witness a car accident at some point. It is important to understand whether or not you have any obligations in the aftermath of witnessing a car accident. Here, we want to discuss some steps you can take that may help others involved in the accident. Your safety comes first The most important thing you need to do is ensure that you are safe in… read more

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Hit & Run Accidents: What Does Georgia State Law Require?

Hit and run accidents are often devastating for victims. Unfortunately, these incidents are far too common in Georgia and throughout the United States. According to data from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an estimated 737,100 hit and run crashes in the country during the latest reporting year of data available. These incidents typically cause thousands of severe injuries and fatalities each year. It is important to understand what Georgia laws say about hit and run accidents. Hit and run accidents are usually crimes Anyone involved in an accident in Georgia has a responsibility to stay… read more

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Can I Obtain Traffic Camera Video of a Car Accident in Georgia?

Getting into a car accident is not something anybody wants to experience. However, when an incident occurs that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, you or your Atlanta car accident attorney will want to use all available evidence in order to prove the other driver’s liability. Georgia has an extensive traffic camera network in place the continuously monitors roadway conditions. You can view live stream footage are these cameras through your computer or an app on smartphones, and these cameras help show current traffic conditions. They also allow local and state officials to properly monitor traffic flows…. read more

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Are Parents Liable for Injuries Caused by Their Child’s Bullying In Georgia?

The bullying epidemic that has spread across the country has had devastating consequences on families, especially when a child is injured. When a child is harmed due to another child’s bullying, it is important to understand who is liable for the injuries. In general, parents in Georgia can be held liable for injuries caused by their child’s bullying. However, there are also instances in which the school can be held liable if the bullying took place on school grounds. Parental responsibility laws in Georgia It is generally understood that parents are responsible for their children’s actions. In Georgia, there is… read more

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