Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Georgia Car Accidents Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Will a judge automatically find me guilty since I made the left turn and fender was hit?

I received the 40.6.71 ticket

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

'Sorry that your post remains open. It may be a moot point by now if you already arranged a Georgia attorney to handle the matter, or if it was already heard. As a general matter, they're difficult scenarios. But there are sometimes mitigating factors - excessive speed of an oncoming car,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: if i had to get into the HOV lane to avoid an accident, can i contest a citation for being in the HOV lane?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2020

It sounds like a legitimate reason for swerving out of a regular traffic lane. You could contact a Georgia attorney who handles traffic tickets (there's a section for that here) and discuss the matter with them. You posted in Car Accidents. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: We are not happy with the lawyers we have can we change and if so will we have to go through all the medical procedures

We was in car accident june 2019 instead of separate cases they put us as 1 and the offer they gave won't cover our medical bills

Joe Kunes
Joe Kunes answered on Mar 18, 2020

If you are not happy with your lawyer(s) you can fire them by notifying them in writing, such as with a letter or email. Sometimes a lawyer can help you keep more of the settlement money for yourself by asking the medical providers to share in the costs of recovery by agreeing to reduce the bills... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was sitting at a red light and my foot slipped off the brake pedal, in doing so i bumped the car in front of me.

The police officer gave me a ticket for following too closly. Is that possible sitting at a red light?

Joe Kunes
Joe Kunes answered on Mar 18, 2020

The short answer is yes. Even though the other car wasn't moving, so technically your weren't "following" it, anytime you hit another vehicle in the rear end you generally will be cited for following too closely.

This answer is offered for information purposes only and...
Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: We are not happy with the lawyers we have can we change and if so will we have to go through all the medical procedures

We was in car accident june 2019 instead of separate cases they put us as 1 and the offer they gave won't cover our medical bills

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes. You can change attorneys. Who you choose to represent you is 100% up to you. In terms of your second question, your medical treatments should not have to be duplicated simply because you change lawyers. In other words, in this scenario one aspect of your case should not have anything to do... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can we change our lawyers we was in a accident in June 2019. They have NOT been working for us

The offer they made us will not cover our medical bills we will have to come out of our pockets

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes. You can change lawyers. Who you choose to represent you is 100% your choice.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Asking for a friend, who was served papers filing a claim for an auto accident, with significantly incorrect info.

Asking for a friend. If being served with papers after a MVA, the documents are not correct: the dates of the accident as listed by hospital/letter from doctor with service dates is incorrect, listing of medical procedure follow up for apparent injury unrelated to claims/manner of accident are... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Mar 10, 2020

First, your friend needs to notify his/her auto insurer about the lawsuit immediately. The insurer should pay for a lawyer and pay any judgment/settlement.

Second, the factual errors may entitle your friend to several remedies including possibly a dismissal of the case. Even if they...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: My second DUI charge an accident was involved..what could my bond be
Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Feb 29, 2020

Your bond will be determined by other factors than just the charges. What court will you be going to for the bond? Was anyone hurt in the accident? How far apart are your two dui charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: If i was asked to return to scene of hit & run but only got a citation, will i go to jail on my court date?

I hit a car and notified owner of place but not vehicle. I left and got a call because someone got my tag number. I returned to the scene the next day and was givien a citation. I have to go to court so will i have to serve jail time for this? I already have 3 points on my license also. If i get... Read more »

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

A judge can sentence you for up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 fine for any misdemeanor charge. I would recommend contacting a local criminal defense attorney to get specific information about the court where the charge is pending.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I just need help I am not sure how full out a Georgia secure power of attorney form for my total loss vehicle

I need step by step instructions

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 22, 2020

your DOT office should be able to help you. The forms are usually self explanatory.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can an accident judgement be forgiven if bankruptcy is filed? Judgement is not on my credit but is affecting my license

The accident happened when I was 16 years old. According to the police report, I was at fault. Although the other party hit me. The attorney for state farm insurance filed a lawsuit against me once I was of age and right before the statue of limitation. The judged ruled in their favor. It has been... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 20, 2020

File bankruptcy. Consult a competent practitioner to review all your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: When brake lights are on and reversing from parking space should a passing car stop?

The passing car was in the parked car's blindspot and was speeding in a residential area.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2020

Generally, the person on the roadway has the right of way. The person coming out must proceed exceedingly cautiously if they have a "blind spot."

That being said, the person on the roadway has to be cautious and if they could see red lights as from a backing vehicle would have to...
Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Will asking questions here negatively effect an ongoing lawsuit?

Since this is a public forum, will asking questions here, regarding an ongoing lawsuit, hurt the case or either the plaintiff or defendant involved in the lawsuit?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 7, 2020

It should not have any effects since your name and contact information is not made public. However, it is always best to discuss these matters and present any questions to your attorney. If you have not contacted or secured an attorney, it is best to do so as soon as possible.

We are glad...
Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can I be sued

I sold a car to a friend but the deal was the title would remain in my name until he paid it off. I just found out he has been driving the vehicle uninsured and he has had an at-fault wreck involving other vehicles with injuries. Can I be sued?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 3, 2020

Yes, for sure. There may be a way to get out of the coming lawsuit--but you will need a really good lawyer to try it.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My father died 22 years ago in a car accident caused by someone else. I was a minor and Nothing was pursued.

The other driver was at fault, failed to yield.

My parents were divorced and my mother did not pursue anything. I have just recently found out the details, can I do anything now ?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Just to be sure, contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn but no, it is too late. There's a statute of limitations for wrongful death and related claims that is long over. Even if you had a claim as a minor, that would have expired on your 18th birthday or 2-3 years after that, depending... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a layer for a 40-6-270 offense of leaving the scene of an accident with no injuries?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

If there was property damage and you did't exchange information, yes, you can have serious issues and look to get someone who handles traffic issues in the county court where it's going to be heard.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I have a friend who is a school bus driver. She drives special needs kids. She had an accident in her bus.

We're in the state of Georgia. She hit a very low pole that you could not see over the hood of her bus. I believe there might have been minor injuries but no child was kept in the hospital overnight. I'm not sure if any children were even taken to the hospital at all since it was more of... Read more »

Mr. Garrett S. Handy
Mr. Garrett S. Handy answered on Dec 24, 2019

This is a good question that involves a situation where someone was on the job when involved (and at fault) for an accident. In cases like this the employer is going to generally be responsible for the employee's negligent conduct. This is the legal principle of respondeat superior.... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Does this ticket apply if you struck a parked car?

I was trying to turn around and misjudged the length of the vehicle I was in and I struck a parked car

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

You haven't said what it was. If the car is not moving and you hit it, it's on you. Depending on the ticket you got, if it's involving points you may want to get a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: If a person is a victim of a traffic accident and attempts to help one of his injured passengers?

The passenger was discovered hanging out the back door and couldn’t move himself up. The driver assisted him to lay flat in the back seat and was charged with reckless conduct for moving the friend. Is this the intent of the law in Georgia?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

Likely not. However 1) look at the time to contest the citation 2)look for an attorney in the County where it will be heard who handles citations and speak with them. Generally reckless conduct would be a motor vehicle violation,not a moving a person to assist them situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: what is the ocga that governs pre suit letters in personal injury matters
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

You should speak with a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the incident happened, as they give free consults and you can have different things that need to be addressed.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.