A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general, these can be difficult cases wherever they occur. It's usually one person's word against the others. Without some supporting evidence in terms of video footage or reliable unbiased eyewitness...Read more »
It is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum of 12 months in custody and a $1,000 fine.
Beyond the criminal penalties, you are also exposed to civil tort liability (a lawsuit) for any injuries or property damage caused by the unlicensed person you permitted to drive your vehicle....Read more »
Short answer is that if you disagree with the position of your insurance company and/or the opposing insurance company, and you are seeking damages, then your next step is to file a lawsuit and let a judge or jury decide who was at fault.
The short answer is maybe. If the car breaking down was sudden and unexpected to the extent it was impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving your disabled vehicle in the roadway, then I do not see any charges being filed. However, if you had reason to know the car was not roadworthy...Read more »
That is a section of Georgia Law which addresses medical and other liens on your potential settlement or award. Below is the code section. If you were injured in a car wreck, it was someone else's fault, and you want to speak with a lawyer about your potential case, feel free to give my office...Read more »
I was uninsured in a vehicle but needed to work in the pandemic, I live by myself and have been since my mom threw me out at the age of 18. I have been working low income jobs and have struggled to survive everyday. At one point I was homeless due to financial struggles. What should I do? I am... Read more »
A Georgia attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for a week. Your situation is a difficult one, and is really needs a more meaningful response than a brief textbox answer. You could look into legal aid society/pro bono services. However, those organizations tend to handle...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If a car accident resulted in a criminal charge (or traffic violation), attorneys in those areas (Criminal Law or Traffic Tickets) would be able to advise better than accident attorneys, who are more involved with...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Unless there are details not mentioned here, there should not be a need to sue him. The vehicle's insurance should cover the loss if he was authorized to use the vehicle. Good luck
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There's no point losing further time reposting under Traffic Tickets. You could reach out to traffic ticket defense attorneys in the Atlanta area if you haven't already done so. See the tab above -...Read more »
The 18 wheeler left the scene to avoid repercussions. The accident was ruled not at fault. Will my insurance go up as a result? The damage was around $3300 charged to my insurance with a diminished value claim as well.
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But ANY attorney might not have a universal answer because the way these are treated can vary by carrier. It's in your favor that you were not the at-fault driver so far as liability goes - that would be more...Read more »
I’m glad to hear they found the hit and run driver. There should be an amended accident report from the resulting arrest with the driver’s information and their insurance company. You can file a claim against their auto insurance carrier to get compensated for your vehicle and injuries as a...Read more »
The short answer is no. Intentional torts require the wrongdoer (known as the tortfeasor) to do something on purpose. A person who is driving high does not intentionally try to get in a car crash. Accordingly, while driving under the influence is certainly reckless behavior, it is not an...Read more »
I wasn’t driving my vehicle when it was in an accident, however the police report listed the driver of the other vehicle at fault. I put the property damage claim in with her insurance and in two days it was denied without any kind of investigation, I wrote a demand letter it was rejected. My... Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Yes, you're correct. That basic premise is applied nationwide. But there could often be more to it. Some factors to consider include whether one side concedes liability, to what percentage they do, whether the...Read more »
My brother died in a horrible car accident where another person lost their life as well. Someone managed to take pictures of the scene & sent them to an ex of his who in turn sent them out again through fbook & sent them to me. These pictures graphically show my brother in the vehicle still... Read more »
I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action against anyone for securing the scene. It is up to the first responders and police to investigate and preserve all evidence that they can. It gets into a really slippery slope if the bystander may have gotten there before the...Read more »
I was trying to go to the two way lane and there was a 4 way light ahead that she was trying to turn left, it was about 500 ft. Where she hit me There was traffic so I was driving slowly to the Middle Lane she was in-patient because she said she was late for work. But the cop said it was still my... Read more »
Under GA law the person making the left turn should always yield to oncoming traffic. See if you can find a good traffic ticket attorney in your area to fight it in court. You can dispute this as officers are not always correct. Also make sure you file a claim with her insurance and tell your...Read more »
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