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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crash Taxes Don’t Apply for Atlanta, Georgia Auto Accidents

Difficult economic times seem to force states to find creative ways to collect revenue. One of the newest tactics to collect revenue is commonly known as "Crash Taxes". Even though taxes pay for emergency response teams to respond to auto accidents, many states are sending bills to drivers who are involved in auto accidents in order to fill holes in the revenue stream.

Some states are billing both drivers regardless of who was at fault. Other states are only billing the at-fault driver and a few states only bill out-of-town drivers. Sacramento has started taxing residents around $435 for a typical auto accident and up to $2,275 for an auto accident that required airlifting a person with a personal injury to the hospital.

There are ten states that have outlawed this possible crash tax and do not allow the lower taxing jurisdiction to enact such a tax. The ten states are:
AlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgiaIndianaLouisianaMissouriOklahomaPennsylvaniaTennessee
Some people in states that have enacted the crash tax feel they are being taken advantage of because they already pay taxes. Out-of-state drivers who get hit with this crash tax while traveling feel they are being unjustly targeted.

If you are a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, or if you are passing through, and happen to be involved in an auto accident, you do not need to worry about being taxed. Atlanta, Georgia does not have a "Crash Tax" and the state’s governing body will not allow any other state entities to pass this tax, either.

Auto accidents can happen at moment’s notice and you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and for any property damage. If you have been involved in an auto accident in Atlanta, Georgia, please contact the law offices of the Cochran Firm today. Our Atlanta, Georgia auto accident lawyers will fight for your rights.

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