Atlanta, GA asked in Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: was rear ended by a speeding car in a neighborhood, when I stopped looked there were no cars put my vehicle in revers

car came flying up the rd and hit me my truck haven't even moved I was basically stopped would I be considered at fault

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The general rule nationwide in a most settings is that the vehicle striking from the rear is at fault. However, an attorney would probably have questions about this accident in terms of why you stopped, why you put your vehicle in reverse, was it day or night, did you activate your hazards, road conditions, number of lanes, visibility conditions, how you determined the other vehicle was speeding, among others.

These are only general considerations. If you reached out to Georgia attorneys, they would be in a better position to help you meaningfully analyze the setting, in terms of the accident's physical attributes, as well as legal attributes, such as applicable Georgia vehicle and traffic laws and Georgia contributory negligence doctrine, among other issues. Good luck

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