Some types of accidents can be confusing and complex when determining liability; however, others are fairly simple. Two common types of car accidents in Norcross that are fairly straightforward in regards to liability are rear-end accidents and left-turn collisions.
- Rear-end accidents are the most common type of automobile accident in this nation. It occurs when one vehicle hits another from behind. This type of crash is rarely the fault of the driver in the forward vehicle. The driver in the following vehicle will most likely be found at fault for following too closely, speeding, participating in texting while driving or another form of distracted driving, or failing to drive safely. Because there is one car that has front-end damage and another car that has rear-end damage, determining liability for these accidents is fairly simple.
- Left-turn collisions are also a type of crash in which just one driver is typically at fault. The driver turning left is usually found at fault in this type of wreck for failing to yield the right-of-way to an approaching vehicle. Vehicles traveling straight into the intersection have the right-of-way. However, liability can shift if the driver traveling straight through the intersection ran a red light, was driving drunk, or was speeding.
While these two examples of car crashes in Georgia should be clear-cut in establishing accident liability, sometimes circumstances can shift liability. Even what appears to be a straight-forward case can be complex when dealing with insurance companies, which is why you should have a skilled Norcross accident attorney on your side.
Call an experienced Georgia accident attorney at Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation and free copy of our book 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Car Wreck Case.