If you rear-end a vehicle causing an accident it is fairly likely that you will receive a citation for “Following too closely”, also known as GA Code Section 40-6-49. This violation, whether or not an accident occurred, would add 3 points to your driving record if you just go ahead and pay the ticket. If you hire an attorney, the violation and points could be reduced so that the “impact” on your driving record would do less damage to both your driving record and insurance rates.
An experienced Georgia traffic lawyer can go into court with an understanding of the court’s procedures and is prepared to negotiate with the judge and solicitor for a reduction of the Following Too Closely violation/ticket and points. We will request a letter from your insurance company with the status of the claim filed by the other driver if an accident occurred. Even if your insurance company has paid out for damages, protecting your record by reducing the points could save you money in the long run and protect your driving record as much as possible.