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A Car In Loganville, Georgia Turned Left At A Busy Intersection And I Did Not Have Time To Stop And Avoid An Accident. Who Is At Fault?

Were You In A Car Accident In Loganville, Georgia Where The Other Car Turned Left At An Intersection And Did Not Give You Time To Stop And Avoid An Accident?

If so, you may be wondering who is at-fault.  Please see below a breakdown on Georgia law for accidents of this type.

OCGA 40-6-71

Georgia has a statute that governs this type of situation-OCGA 40-6-71-which is titled “Vehicle Turning Left.”  Please see below the statute:

The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

To put it simply, when cars are trying to turn left at an intersection, they have to yield to oncoming vehicles.

If the car you were in the accident with failed to yield the right of way by turning left without giving you time to slow down and avoid the accident, then the other driver was in violation of OCGA 40-6-71.
If you were also driving the speed limit leading up to impact, that is even stronger evidence that the other car failed to yield the right of way.

CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON

If you were in a car accident in Loganville, Georgia and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.