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A Car Pulled Out In Front Of Me On Highway 83 In Good Hope, Georgia And I Rear-Ended The Car. Can I Still Sue?

Posted by Bartlett Benton | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Were You In A Car Accident On Highway 83 In Good Hope, Georgia?

If so, you may be wondering whether you can sue the other driver if the other driver pulled out in front of you, causing you to rear-end their car.  

The answer? Yes, you can sue the other driver if he/she pulled out in front of you without yielding the right of way.  Please see below a breakdown on Georgia law regarding this type of accident.

OCGA 40-6-73

Georgia has a statute that governs this type of situation-OCGA 40-6-73-which is titled "Vehicle Entering Roadway."  Please see below the statute: 

The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a roadway from any place other than another roadway shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed.
To put it simply, when cars are trying to turn onto roads and highways, they must yield the right of way to oncoming cars.
 
If the car you rear-ended failed to yield the right of way by pulling out in front of you without giving you time to slow down, then the other driver was in violation of OCGA 40-6-73.  
 
If you were also driving the speed limit leading up to impact, that is even stronger evidence that the car you rear-ended failed to yield the right of way.  
 

Contact Bartlett Benton

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

 

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