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What Happens if I Hit a Car on the Shoulder?

Auto accidents may occur under a wide variety of circumstances. Most often, people think of two cars colliding while they are driving. However, sometimes one car is driving and another car is stopped. These accidents can be particularly dangerous and can cause serious injury to the motorists in both vehicles. On some occasions, a moving car collides with a car that has pulled over to the shoulder due to mechanical problems or any other reason. In such situations, people tend to blame the moving car, however under some circumstances, the accident may be the fault of the driver who pulled over. If you have been injured in such an accident, you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced Coweta County auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

 

There are different ways in which drivers who have pulled over on the shoulder may act in a negligent manner to cause accidents. For example, they may not pull over far enough onto the shoulder, so that part of their car is protruding into the roadway. Second, they could be walking or standing around the driver’s side of the car so that passing traffic has to swerve around them. They may also not have the proper emergency flashers or other signals on. Truck drivers who pull over to the shoulder are expected by law to take very specific precautions to make sure they are visible, including using flashing lights, reflectors, or flares. If they fail to take the proper precautions, they are acting negligently and will likely be held liable for any accidents or injuries that may result.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

No matter what the circumstances were surrounding your car accident, if another person acted in a negligent fashion, you deserve to be compensated by the responsible party for all of your relevant losses. Even if fingers are pointing the blame at you, an experienced auto accident lawyer can help prove that you were not fully at fault and that the truly negligent party should be held responsible. If you have suffered injury in an accident, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 today to schedule your free initial consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia