Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: Am i liable for causing an accident ? My vehicle was rear ended on the side of the interstate

My car broke down and sat on the side of the interstate for over a month. I get a phone call that someone wrecked into it and the officer is trying to make me believe that im at fault. First i did not have the vehicle towed BC I did not have the funds to do so and 2nd I have a title pawn w title max so I called and informed then when I broke down and thought title max would get the vehicle to satisfy my loan w them . Then today state patrol calls me and informs me im at fault for this accident for leaving it. The emergency unit that helps roadside told me i had 3 days to get it and then it would be towed. So what am I liable for and what should I do next ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Pull the car off the road.

Report the car to your insurance. The other person is responsible if your car was off the road. Whether you violated a regulation by leaving it there doesn't give someone the right to plough into it if you parked it off of the road. Photos help. You can sue the other driver in small claims. File a claim with that person's insurance.

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