At Fault Car Accidents

At Fault Car Accidents

At fault car accidents refer to car accidents where one driver is determined to be primarily responsible for causing the crash. In Georgia, an at-fault state, the driver found to be more than 50% at fault for an accident is liable for damages.

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Key points about at fault car accidents in Georgia:

  • Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule, therefore that rule applies to Atlanta. This means a driver can recover damages if they are less than 50% at responsible in at fault car accidents.
  • If a driver is 50% or more at fault, they cannot recover any damages.
  • The at-fault driver’s insurance is responsible for covering damages to the other parties involved.
  • Fault is typically determined by police reports, witness statements, and evidence from the accident scene.
  • Common factors in determining fault include violating traffic laws, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence.
  • Multiple parties can share fault in an accident. Damages may be reduced based on percentage of fault.
  • Insurance companies will investigate to determine fault, but their decision can be disputed.
  • An experienced car accident attorney can help gather evidence and negotiate with insurance companies to establish fault.

Determining Fault

In Atlanta at fault car accidents must be determined as it impacts who is liable for damages and injuries. In at-fault car accidents, the driver may be responsible for:

 

At Fault Car Accidents

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Rental car costs
  • Other accident-related expenses

Even if you believe you were partially at fault, it’s important to consult with an attorney before admitting fault or accepting an insurance settlement. An attorney can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurers to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Common types of At fault Car Accidents

  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents at intersections
  • Left turn accidents
  • Distracted driving crashes
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Speeding-related collisions
  • Failure to yield accidents

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If you’ve been involved in an at fault car accident in Georgia, contact Jamie Ballard Law for a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case, determine liability, and fight for the compensation you deserve. We have extensive experience handling at fault car accident claims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

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