Georgia is an at-fault or “tort” state in which the person determined to be at fault for an accident either has to pay for repairs and other compensation or their insurance covers the reparations for them as a part of the coverage. However, determining who is at fault in an accident is not always that clear cut. Most attorneys would recommend for any driver to refrain from admitting fault, even if who is at fault is clear-cut.
Most of the time, the police report of the accident will determine who is at fault, but that is not always the case. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a tractor-trailer crash where the fault was not immediately determined.
The crash occurred at about 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Tacoma Drive and Marietta Boulevard. The incident involved a tractor-trailer and a van, where crews pulled the driver of the van from the wreckage in critical condition.
Two of the driver’s passengers report that she was driving through the intersection on a green light.
This is when the truck, which was heading west on Marietta Boulevard, slammed into the van being driven by Shayna Peterson. Three of Peterson’s passengers were able to get out of the van without assistance.
The tractor-trailer driver, James Parker, was also able to leave his vehicle without assistance.
Atlanta Police reported that fault was as yet undetermined in the crash.
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