Determining Liability in a Car Accident
Millions Recovered in Verdicts & Settlements
Were you involved in an
auto accident in Tifton or anywhere else in South Georgia? If so, you are likely curious
about how legal liability is determined in Georgia auto accident cases.
At Hudson King, we have successfully
recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured victims. With a
former insurance defender on our team, you can be rest assured that we know the Georgia insurance
laws inside and out – and we're here to help you!
Why Hudson King should be your first call:
consultation is free
- We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis
We have been involved in numerous claims with
recoveries in excess of $1 million
- No case is too big for our high-stakes team
Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. If you accept a rushed,
low-ball settlement offer, there is no going back for more when you realize
that your losses far exceed your settlement. Don't let this happen
to you – call us for help!
Georgia's Insurance Laws
Each state handles car accident claims differently. Georgia follows a "fault"
system when it comes to liability in an auto accident. Meaning, the at-fault
driver is held liable for any property damage or personal injury resulting
from the collision. In auto accident claims, the at-fault driver's
insurance policy is the first place to look when satisfying liability.
An auto accident victim can look for compensation by:
- Filing a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company. We find
that when a claim is presented by a lawyer the typical offer to settle
is much more than when an individual presents a claim without a lawyer.
- Filing an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim against your own insurance
company when the other driver either does not have insurance or does not
have enough insurance to cover your claim.
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. This usually occurs when
settlement negotiations are unsuccessful.
Liability Insurance Requirements
drivers are required to carry liability insurance on their vehicles. The minimum liability coverage limits are:
- Bodily injury liability of $25,000 per person/$50,000 per occurrence
- Property damage liability of $25,000 per occurrence
While liability coverage is mandatory, Uninsured Motorist is optional in
Georgia: it is wise to have Uninsured Motorist coverage as it helps protect
you if an "uninsured" driver causes damage to your vehicle or
injuries to you or your passengers.
Injured in an auto accident? Call Hudson King today!
If you have been injured in a car accident, the best way to protect your
rights to valuable compensation is to contact a Tifton auto accident attorney
from Hudson King. Why suffer the repercussions of another's negligence?
You shouldn't have to pay a single dime for your losses. Act now –
contact our office to schedule a
free case evaluation with a skilled member of our legal team!