Q: Can I be found liable if my car is rear-ended in a crash in Georgia?
Generally speaking, if another driver hit you from behind, you cannot be found at fault for a rear-end collision in Georgia. This is because in certain types of accidents (rear-end collisions included) fault is almost always automatic. So in most cases, if your car is rear-ended in a collision in Georgia, the driver who hit you will be found at fault.
The reason why accident liability for rear-end collisions in Georgia is generally determined automatically is because drivers should always be able to stop safely if the vehicle in front of them stops. If a driver rear-ends you, it pretty much settles that they were following too closely and/or simply not paying attention.
Accident liability is important especially if you or your loved one has sustained injuries in the rear-end collision, as this can affect the compensation you may eventually receive in an injury claim.
There are some exceptions to these rules about rear-end collisions in Georgia and accident liability law, which you should discuss with an experienced Fayetteville accident attorney.
Some of these exceptions to accident liability for a rear-end collision in Georgia include:
- mechanical failure;
- sudden, unexpected stop or lane change; and
- illegal stops.
If you were recently injured in a rear-end collision in Georgia you should contact a Fayetteville accident attorney to discuss if you are eligible to recover damages. If your accident included some of the above exceptions, the benefit of a Fayetteville accident attorney will be invaluable.
Contacting a Fayetteville Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was the victim of a rear-end collision in Georgia and you are thinking about filing a Georgia personal injury claim, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.