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In order to recover financial compensation after an auto accident, you need to prove that someone else is liable for your injuries. In Georgia, there are two main theories of liability: (i) negligence and (ii) strict liability. Each applies under different circumstances, and knowing what you need to prove in order to recover your losses requires the insights of an experienced Macon auto accident attorney.
The vast majority of auto accident cases involve claims based on negligence. “Negligence” is the legal term for fault, and a driver (or other person) who negligently causes an accident is liable for the victims’ losses.
Driver negligence can take many different forms. For example, at Searcy Denney we regularly represent clients who have been seriously injured and lost loved ones due to:
In addition to driver negligence, various forms of third-party negligence can also cause and contribute to auto accidents. Some common examples of third-party negligence that can entitle accident victims to financial compensation include:
In some cases, auto accidents will result from vehicle defects. A defect is an issue with a car, truck or SUV that makes it dangerous to drive even if it is maintained regularly, and even if the driver obeys Georgia’s traffic safety laws at all times.
Vehicle defect claims are unique from other types of claims in that they are governed by the law of strict liability. In a strict liability case, proof of negligence is not required. Instead, what you must be able to prove in order to establish liability is that:
When a defective product (such as a tire, airbag or brake pad) causes an auto accident or an accident-related injury, all parties in the product’s chain of distribution can be held fully liable for the victims’ injuries.
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing auto accident victims in negligence and strict liability claims. To schedule a free initial consultation with a Macon auto accident attorney, please call 800-780-8607 or request an appointment online today.