In Georgia civil cases, which is the category under which a claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident falls, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the negligence of the at-fault driver, also known as the defendant, caused the accident.
Automobile accidents are a familiar sight on America’s highways. The flashing lights from police cars and ambulances, damaged vehicles, injured drivers and passengers, it all unfolds as other drivers pass by. It used to be that most accidents happened closer to home, but recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of urban… READ MORE
Distracted driving can be described as anything that diverts a driver’s attention and prevents them from safely operating their vehicle. Distracted driving can cover a long list of activities including talking on a cell phone, texting, adjusting your radio, eating, putting on makeup, trying to find fallen objects, and more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… READ MORE
Car accidents in Macon, Georgia and everywhere are unfortunate, but they are also inevitable. There are a number of reasons why they occur, but if you know the other driver is the one at fault, it’s important to know how to proceed with a personal injury case. The key to getting the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses and… READ MORE
These steps are important to take after an accident. In the Macon, Georgia area, you can contact the law office of Nelson & Smith and speak with David Ricks about your case. For more information on our Macon Car Accident Lawyers, please visit our site.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, our legal system allows you to seek monetary damages from the responsible party as compensation. Whether working with an insurance company who represents the alleged negligent party or through the court system by filing a lawsuit, the primary issues are typically proving the fault of the other party and… READ MORE
Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience, even if you haven’t been gravely injured. There are certain things you must do immediately after such a situation. Even though your nerves may be frayed and your emotions running high, it is absolutely essential to remain as composed as possible and carry out these steps. If you are… READ MORE
Georgia has over five million drivers operating vehicles on their roads. When drivers in Georgia are involved in an accident, they may worry about experiencing a significant increase in their insurance premiums or having their insurance canceled. A driver in Georgia may be tempted to try and avoid this situation by not filing an insurance claim. This could cause the… READ MORE
In the majority of car accidents, determining who is at fault is relatively simple. There may be a situation of distracted driving, speeding or not obeying the rules of the road. If the other driver falls into any of those categories, it’s plain to see that they were responsible for the accident. However, in some cases, fault may not be… READ MORE
Unfortunately, car accidents happen all the time and often without warning. Usually, when this happens, you can simply go through the other driver’s car insurance or your own to recover compensation for your damages. However, if you get into a crash with an uninsured driver, you may be confused about how to proceed. There are a few options available to… READ MORE