How Is Fault Determined After A Car Accident?

Every day millions of people take to the roads and drive their cars. Because of this, there are many accidents. When a car accident happens and there are damages to a vehicle or someone is injured, insurance claims and lawsuits may follow. A primary factor in determining compensation in a claim and/or lawsuit is "fault," but how is fault determined after a car accident in Georgia? At The Law Office of George O. Haskell, IV, we help clients in Macon and throughout Georgia with their personal injury and car accident cases. We have extensive knowledge of the factors involved in determining fault.

Determining Fault And Liability After A Car Accident

Any time there is a car accident that involves damage to the vehicle or injuries, it is important to determine who is at fault for the accident. Even if you were involved in the car crash it is not always easy to prove who was responsible, especially to insurance companies. Proving who was the negligent party is key in proving fault.

Many fault cases take into account whether the drivers were following the rules of the road. For example, if one driver runs a red light and crashes into a car going the other way, they are at fault because they broke the law. Other situations are not so simple.

In the same scenario if a person was taking a left turn at a green light but was hit by person excessively speeding, both parties may be at fault. In Georgia, the amount of fault that both parties have is taken into account in compensation. If a driver is rewarded $10,000 but is 20 percent at fault, then they will only receive $8,000. Our attorneys have experience working with these cases and can prepare your case to prove who is at fault and work to get you the settlement you deserve.

If You Are Filing A Car Accident Lawsuit We Can Help

If your car was damaged or you were injured in a car accident we can help you with your car accident lawsuit. Give us a call today for a free consultation with our lawyer or contact us online.