If you have received a traffic ticket in Georgia after having been involved in an accident, your ticket may include violations such as “Following Too Closely”, “Failure to Maintain Lane”, “Failure to Move Over”, “Improper Lane Change”, or another charge associated with the accident itself. Based on the fact that you received that ticket, you are in most cases considered the driver at fault. Clients often wonder if they should just accept the charge and the points that go along with it as in almost all cases if there was another vehicle involved or even if you hit an object, a claim will need to be filed with your insurance company after the “fender bender”. We advise a free consultation from an experienced Georgia traffic attorney to determine your rights and to potentially fight the ticket to get it reduced to a lesser charge and fewer points.
Most drivers assume that they are not at fault and wonder how the actual cause of the accident is determined. The officer issuing the ticket uses reports of others near the scene, skid marks in the road, the way the vehicle was impacted and attempts to find out as much information as possible to determine who is actually at fault. Are they always correct in their determination? No! Hiring an attorney to review that information to see if the charge can be reduced could certainly help to prevent your insurance premiums from skyrocketing after an accident and subsequent traffic ticket.