The state of Georgia is considered an “at-fault” state. This means in the state of Georgia, the courts determine liability based on proof that one party was at fault for causing an accident. In other words; if the other driver is to blame for the accident, you can collect damages, and vice versa. In addition, Georgia has a two year statute of limitations. This allows a person up to a two year time period following the accident to file a claim.
With car accident cases in at-fault states there’s a main focus on the drivers who broke the law and caused the accident. Once it’s determined on who made the irresponsible driving decisions in the accident the focus then turns to the payout, and the value the payout should be set at. The payout is designed to completely help restore the victim from the car accident, and that is a key advantage that at-fault states hold.
Generally, people who operate motor vehicles must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Failure to use reasonable care is the basis for most lawsuits for damages caused by an automobile accident. In these cases, proof of fault is often contested and requires thorough investigation. A driver may also be liable for an accident caused by intentional or reckless conduct. A reckless driver is one who drives unsafely, with willful disregard for the probability that the driving may cause an accident.
If you are the victim of a car accident in the state of Georgia please feel free to contact us for a free consultation today, call (706) 389-4375 or contact us online for legal assistance.