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Car Accident Lawyer for Out-of-State Driver Injury Claims in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)


June 22, 2020

GEORGIA - Car crashes are stressful and sometimes tragic. However, they are also common. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), 1,507 people died in collisions in the state in 2019. Of course, that number only describes the very worst collisions and not the many other wrecks that leave people injured or damage their property.

In some instances, drivers involved in crashes in Georgia are not native to the state. For victims of car accidents who were injured by out of state drivers, there is often a question as to how the other person’s residency will impact their Georgia legal claim. As such, it is important for people in this situation to know that a person injured in an automobile accident in Georgia can file a claim against an out of state driver. 

Drivers who enter the state are also required to follow Georgia’s traffic laws. If an out-of-state driver causes an automobile accident in Georgia due to negligence, injured victims can pursue claims against them within the state.  However, where the accident occurred within the state in such instances can determine the requisite venue to bring the claim, and if the damages are high enough, the case could be removed to Federal Court.  Even in such instances, Federal judges would generally have to apply Georgia law.

Depending on the state in which an accident occurrs, insurance laws can vary. Georgia drivers must hold $25,000 in injury coverage per person and $50,000 per occurrence, plus $25,000 in coverage for property damage. In some instances, a driver who causes a crash will be uninsured or underinsured. In these cases, the injured driver must rely on their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

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While we hope you are safe and never need our services, our Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question.  Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for personal injury claims and collision lawsuit settlements for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!

If you are having trouble obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rental car reimbursement, and other accident-related costs from the at-fault drivers insurance company adjuster, call to learn about your rights. 

No matter where you are located our lawyers are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Source:

https://dds.georgia.gov/press-releases/2018-05-25/hands-free-georgia-law-hb673#:~:text=Effective%20July%201%2C%202018%2C%20pursuant,or%20stand%2Dalone%20electronic%20device

http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/DAAA

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2014/title-9/chapter-3/article-2/section-9-3-33/

https://www.oci.ga.gov/consumerservice/autoinsurance.aspx#:~:text=The%20minimum%20limits%20of%20liability,liability%20of%20%2425%2C000%20per%20occurrence.&text=Physical%20damage%20insurance%20is%20insurance,damage%20to%20your%20own%20vehicle

Category: Auto Accidents

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