Home of the famous “Masters Golf Tournament” Snowbirds love to flock along Georgia’s beautiful coast. If Snowbirds are involved in car accidents, while visiting or travelling through Georgia, they have two years to file a lawsuit.
Georgia is one of 12 states which abides by a “Modified Comparative Fault rule”. If a driver is found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident they may not sue the other party for damages. This provision has no effect on passengers who are rarely at fault for an accident.
US states have low mandatory motor vehicle liability policies. Georgia’s minimal coverage is $25,000.
In addition, any contractual (PIP) accident benefits a snowbird has with their own insurance company needs to processed in their home state or province.
Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, as often it is loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.
We arrange for you to speak to some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia, who are familiar with cross border accidents. They work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various jurisdictions in order to protect your legal rights and remedies.
Jonathan Peters, born on March 15, 1947 in Decatur, GA. Admitted to the bar in 1974. Preparatory and Legal Education: Georgia State University, B.B.A., 1971, University of Georgia, J.D., 1974. Organizations – Fraternities, Memberships, Fellowships: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; State Bar of Georgia (Co-Chair, Statewide Court Filing Committee, former member, State Bar Disciplinary Panel); Special Master, Georgia Supreme Court; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.