If you are a Mableton resident and suffered from a speeding accident, contact the speeding accident lawyers at John Foy & Associates today. We can help you recover financial compensation that can pay for all of the damages you sustained. Don’t end up paying for the negligence of others.
Our law firm has decades of experience handling a multitude of personal injury and car accident cases. With millions recovered for our clients, we hope you can trust our ability to win you a fair settlement. Beat the insurance companies and get the legal assistance you need today.
You can reach us at (404) 400-4000.
Speeding Breaches Duty of Care
All drivers on the road have a duty of care to protect others on the road and pedestrians from any injury or harm. Speeding is a direct breach of that duty of care. Speeding is often a significant part of all traffic accidents and fatalities due to how hard it is to control a car when it’s moving too fast.
Speed limits exist to keep people safe and to save lives. Willfully ignoring traffic rules and speed laws is highly negligent. Our speeding accident lawyers can help you hold the negligent driver responsible for any damages you may have incurred.
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Three Types of Damages You Can Compensate
You can receive compensation for three types of damages.
Economic damages refer to damages that have a fixed value. In other words, these are damages that you can typically calculate through invoices, receipts, and different types of billing statements. Economic damages usually consist of:
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs or replacements
- Medical expenses
- Substitute or replacement services
To make calculating your economic damages easier, always retain all of your receipts. We will factor in all of them to your settlement to ensure you get reimbursed and adequately compensated.
Non-economic damages are opposite to economic damages and typically consist of:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
- Disability and disfigurement
Our attorneys will typically use various formulas to calculate how much your non-economic damages are worth. Since they don’t have a fixed value, we also use context, the severity of your damages, legal precedent, and the overall impact your damages have on your life combined with our formulas.
Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1, you can also receive a reward for punitive damages so long as your speeding accident was caused:
- Intentionally or with malice.
- Through fraudulent methods.
- With extreme negligence.
If you can prove that this was the case, then you can receive punitive damages in addition to your settlement. Remember, not all cases qualify for punitive damages, and these damages act mainly as punishment towards the at-fault party. They’re not typically given out as compensation.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Fight Against Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are businesses first before anything else. You shouldn’t expect them to be altruistic and just award you the settlement you want. Many people need to fight hard to get fair compensation.
When you have a lawyer representing you, you give yourself the power you need to stand on even footing with a large insurance company. Insurance companies have lots of legal resources to outmatch whatever you will bring to the negotiation table by yourself. With a strong law firm like John Foy & Associates, the typical tactics they use to trick you out of a proper settlement will no longer work.
Think of retaining a lawyer as an investment instead of an expense. You benefit greatly from having a lawyer by your side helping you throughout all of the complex and challenging legal processes involved with filing a claim.
File Your Claim Before the Two-Year Statute of Limitations
In Georgia, you have two years to file your claim before the statute of limitation is up. We recommend you talk to one of our speeding accident lawyers as soon as possible so we can begin building a solid case for your claim. The stronger case you have backed by substantial evidence, the easier it will be to negotiate for the settlement you deserve.
We often recommend filing at the best time, not too late, and not too early. Filing too early will run the risk of losing out on a maximized settlement. Waiting too long to file can mean evidence gets lost, or you end up missing the deadline altogether. Let our attorneys help you file so you can get your settlement quickly.
Call Our Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today
You can receive a free consultation from our Mableton speeding accident lawyers today when you reach out to John Foy & Associates. Our consultations have zero risks, and there is no obligation to anything. We don’t charge anything upfront, and if we can’t get you compensated for your damages, you pay us nothing.
For more information, call us at (404) 400-4000 to schedule an appointment.