Laws that Drivers Violate to Cause Accidents
Some drivers simply make a momentary mistake on the road and crash. On the other hand, drivers can choose to intentionally violate the law, which causes an accident and injuries. When another driver is cited for a traffic violation or charged with a traffic crime, it can often help the case of injured accident victims. It is important to identify when the driver who caused your injuries violated the law.
There are many different traffic laws on the books in Georgia intended to keep everyone on the roads safe. The following are only some examples of violations that commonly lead to crashes:
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Running red lights, stop signs, or other traffic signals
- Not properly yielding
- Passing on the shoulder, on the right, or in no-passing zones
- Following too closely
- Texting and driving
- Failing to use a turn signal
- Reckless driving
- Drag racing
- Aggressive driving and road rage
After an accident, it is important for police officers to report to the scene. Officers will assess what they believe happened and decide whether to issue a citation or make an arrest for impaired driving. If the driver is convicted of a violation or crime, accident victims can use the conviction as proof of liability. Having a lawyer who knows how to obtain information about traffic violations or crimes can make your claim more efficient under many circumstances.
Seek Help from a Car Accident Lawyer in Atlanta
The law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, handles all types of car accident cases, including those in which the liable party was convicted of violating the law. We stand up for our clients’ rights in even the most complicated cases, so please contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for your free consultation today.