Georgia Car Accident Resources
Georgia Car Accident Law, Lawyers and Attorneys
Car accidents are a fact of life. They happen every day in Georgia. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 1,693 fatal crashes on Georgia roads in 2006. If you’ve been in a car accident and are looking for information about how to assess your rights and responsibilities and where to go for help, you’ve come to the right spot. Our car accident articles cover relevant issues such as fault, insurance, claims, personal injury, property damage, government liability, and structured settlements. You will also find rules, laws and other information specific to the state of Georgia, and links to Georgia personal injury attorneys who can assess the value of your claim and provide advice on your best course of action.
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Special Rules for Georgia Car Accidents:
Georgia Fault: Proportional Comparative Fault (injured persons less than 50% at fault for an accident receive compensation).
Georgia Car Insurance Requirements/Limits: Bodily Injury & Property Damage Liability. Minimum coverage limits by law are: Up to $50,000 covers personal injury of all persons in the car at the time of the accident, subject to a limit of $25,000 for any one individual; up to $25,000 for property damage.
Georgia Small Claims Limits: $15,000
Georgia Personal Injury Statute of Limitations: 2 years from the date of the injury, or if the injury could not have been discovered right away, from the date you discovered the injury.
Georgia Auto Accidents Involving Government Vehicles: Notice to File Against Government: If you were injured in a car accident caused by a government employee, you may sue the government agency —the city or town, county or state, public agency, school—that employs that person.
For claims against the federal government use form 95 and follow the instructions on page 2.
For claims against the state of Georgia, file your claim with the appropriate state agency and/or contact the Georgia State Risk Management Services Division at 404-656-6245
For claims against a county government employee, contact the county in which you want to file your lawsuit, see Georgia Personal Injury Venue below, for the proper forms and time limits.
For claims against a city government employee, contact the city in which you want to file your lawsuit, see Georgia Personal Injury Venue below for the proper forms and time limits.
In dealing with accidents involving government entities and workers, be aware that there are special notices that must be filed against the appropriate government unit responsible for your injury within a certain time period (30 days to 180 days) AND before filing a lawsuit. Each entity has its own separate time periods and may differ from your state’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations for actions against a private party. The rules can be confusing. Check the form you are filling out to find out the time limit for filing your claim. Accidents claims involving the government can be complicated. Any mistakes in filing or filing on time could result in losing your ability to recover for your damages and injuries. Consult with an experienced attorney right away to preserve your rights. See also Car Accidents Involving the Government-Owned Vehicles and Government Workers..
Georgia Personal Injury Venue (Where to File Lawsuit): In the magistrate court located where the defendant (the person you are suing) lives or does business. Alternatively, you might consider filing in a court located where the accident occurred or where you live or do business. If you are filing a claim against a government agency and are unsure of which agency is responsible, the most prudent course is to file a separate claim against each.