The Roch Law Firm, P.C.

What Are The Common Types Of Auto Accidents That You See?

Nowadays, texting while driving and distracted driving are the most common types of auto accidents that we see. Driving while under the influence of alcohol used to be a major cause of people getting in wrecks. We now find that people know and have had drilled into their heads not to drink and drive, yet they will drive while on prescription medication. Prescription medication is one of the main areas that we see, but over and above everything else, texting while driving is one of the major causes of wrecks that we see. A large portion of the claims that I see coming to my office on a day-to-day basis involve rear-end collisions caused by distracted driving.

When stopped at a light, it’s important that you leave enough space in front of you so that if you happen to be rear-ended, you will not be pushed into the car in front of you. A good rule of thumb is to drive so that you can see the bottoms of the tires of the car in front of you. Rear-end collisions that involve more than two cars tend to be much more severe and carry a greater risk of causing injury than those involving just two cars.

What Impact Does The Cause Of An Accident Have On My Auto Accident Claim?

In order to have a claim, you have to prove that the other driver caused the wreck. In Georgia, you can recover as long as the wreck was mostly the other driver’s fault. Cases that involve accidents which were caused by an impaired driver tend to have more value to them than those that involve a person who simply made a driving error. Texting while driving cases don’t tend to have as much value as driving while impaired cases, but it is certainly a factor that the jury and adjuster consider. It’s one thing to commit a driving error and cause someone to be injured, but it’s another to injure someone as a result of being purposely distracted.

What Role Does The Police Report Play In my Auto Accident Claim?

The police report is an important starting point for determining what happened in a wreck, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of what happened. For instance, if a police report states that you were at fault for failing to yield, but we are able to uncover witnesses who contradict that statement, then that is something that may allow for a valid claim. The police report is an important place for us to start, but we still need to determine all of the witnesses, facts and evidence in order to present a full picture of what happened.

Who Pays For My Injuries If The At-Fault Driver Is Driving A Company Vehicle?

When the at-fault driver is in a company vehicle, the law presumes that that employee is working on the company’s business at the time of the wreck. This means that the law will presume that the company is responsible for the wreck. However, the company can contradict that presumption with evidence and prove that the employee was not on company business at the time of the wreck. In general, if an employee was going to and from work, then they will not be considered to be on company business.

For more information on Types of Auto Accidents In Georgia, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (770) 345-7624 today.

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