Understanding Liability in Georgia Multi-Vehicle Accidents


February 13, 2019

Multi-vehicle accidents in Georgia are those involving two or more vehicles. While technically any accident that involves more than one vehicle is a multi-vehicle accident, the term is usually reserved for Georgia wrecks with three or more vehicles. These are also sometimes referred to as pileups.

It can often be difficult to pinpoint liability in a Georgia multi-vehicle accident because a lot of events lead to each vehicle’s involvement. These wrecks often start with a driver hitting one other vehicle, and the additional vehicles become involved due to the trajectory of the first vehicles. 

At the scene of the accident, police officers will investigate the positioning of the vehicles and the evidence at the site, as well as talk to victims and witnesses, to try to determine what took place during the accident. The officers will work to uncover the series of events that unfolded and will document those events in their police report. 

When you have been injured in a Georgia multi-vehicle wreck, the first place to look to understand liability is the police report. The reporting officers have likely noted which driver caused the collision or set the chain of collisions in motion. The report might also indicate whether other drivers added to the crash, such as one of the subsequent vehicles following another vehicle too closely., 

if you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact our Auto Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights. 

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Source:https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-40-motor-vehicles-and-traffic/ga-code-sect-40-6-270.html

Category: Auto Accidents

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