Georgia Accident Fault
In order to determine the responsible party for a car accident, it’s necessary to figure out who is at fault for the accident. In other words, you need to identify the person who caused the accident in order to know who is legally responsible for the resulting damages. Sometimes, the at-fault party is obvious. Other times, a lengthy investigation may be required to identify the at-fault party. In these instances, both parties to the accident typically conduct their own investigations and then battle the issue of liability by filing a lawsuit. The lawsuit is either settled out of court or resolved by a judge or jury.
Gathering Evidence of Liability
Police reports and traffic laws can be helpful evidence of liability. If you’ve been in a car accident—especially if you’re injured—you need to call the police to the scene to make a report of the accident. Sometimes, the police officer will include an opinion of who was at fault for the accident. The police officer may also cite the at-fault driver for violating a traffic law. For these reasons, a police report can provide strong evidence of liability. State traffic laws can also help prove liability. For example, evidence that the at-fault driver was speeding or failed to yield the right of way can be used to prove liability.
“No Doubt” Liability
Some accidents are categorized by insurance companies as “no doubt” liability meaning that liability is so obvious that it’s not worth an insurance company’s time to investigate or contest liability. Some examples of these accidents are rear-end collisions and left-turn accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident—especially if you are concerned about proving liability—you need the help of a trusted and experienced attorney. For the past ten years, attorney Jack Clay has been helping car accident victims across the State of Georgia investigate their cases and obtain full compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other damages. With a reputation for obtaining strong results, Mr. Clay gives his personal attention to each one of his cases. Call The Law Office of Jack Clay today or fill out our online form now for a free analysis of your case.