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Car Accidents In Georgia: An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Last updated on January 30, 2023

Car accidents happen. Sometimes, those car accidents result in injuries. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, I can help. At Joseph D. Weathers, PC, we’ve been helping clients throughout Georgia who have been injured in accidents recover damages for their injuries for over 30 years.

Understanding At-Fault Liability

In Georgia, owners of automobiles are expected and required to maintain liability insurance on their vehicles. If and when there is an accident, that liability insurance is important. Georgia law assumes that when there is an automobile accident, it was someone’s fault. There are a lot of ways a driver can be considered at-fault for an accident, including:

  • Violations of traffic laws, like speeding or running a stoplight
  • Distracted driving, using a cellphone or eating
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

The insurance companies care a lot about who caused the accident and who was at fault. If it was your fault, your insurance will have to pay (and your insurance costs and premiums will most likely go up). If it was the other driver’s fault, their liability insurance company is responsible for paying for the damages and injuries that resulted from that accident.

Understanding Comparative Fault Liability

In some situations, both drivers did something wrong, and were both at fault for the accident. Ultimately, the person who was found to be most at fault for causing the accident will have to pay. However, if both drivers contributed to the accident, the court will assign a percentage of liability to each party. The party who was less at-fault will most likely have their damages reduced based on their share of the liability percentage.

At Joseph D. Weathers, PC, we have decades of experience helping clients with their personal injury claims. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call Today For Your Free Consultation

In Georgia, statutes of limitations apply for automobile accidents and injured parties only have two years from the date they were injured to file a claim. If you have been injured in an accident, don’t wait. Call my Moultrie office today at 229-589-8973 or send an email through the online form to schedule your free consultation.