Speeding is a hazardous choice while driving in Sandy Springs. A driver can quickly lose control of their vehicle or fail to avoid dangers while speeding. Sadly, the consequences of exceeding the posted speed limit can be terrible for accident victims. If you or a loved one were the victim of an accident caused by speeding, talk to a Sandy Springs car accident lawyer today.
At John Foy & Associates, we can help you seek compensation for an accident someone else caused while exceeding the posted speed limit. Our firm has 20-plus years of experience, and we know what it takes to win cases.
To get started with a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. There are no upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless we win you money.
Proving the Other Driver Was Speeding
If speeding contributed to your accident, you will probably encounter challenges. Exceeding the speed limit is illegal, but you’ll need to show that:
- The driver was speeding
- The driver’s speeding led to your accident
- The accident caused your injuries and/or damages
Proving that someone was speeding is not always easy. Plus, the guilty driver might deny they did anything wrong. The driver or their insurance company might even try to blame you for the crash.
You will need to investigate your accident and gather evidence of speeding. Here are some ways you can do that.
Take Pictures at the Scene
Speeding-related accidents are often severe. They can cause serious injuries and significant vehicle damage. If you can, document the accident as much as possible by:
- Taking pictures of your physical injuries and vehicle damage
- Photographing the accident scene from different angles
- Snapping photos of anything else that could support your case, such as the traffic light or a stop sign the other driver might have driven through
Your lawyer might also want to revisit the accident scene. They can look for more evidence that could help your claim. The goal is to show that the other driver was exceeding the speed limit and that the speeding caused your accident.
Gather Video Evidence
Video footage can be incredibly helpful in a car accident case. After the accident, look for any traffic cameras or video surveillance cameras on nearby businesses. Talk to your lawyer too, as they might know more about the area.
Video surveillance may be able to show the other driver was speeding before the accident. Video footage may also be able to show any additional careless actions the driver may have been taking.
Did anyone else see the accident happen? Chances are good that someone did. Talk to anyone at the scene who might be a witness. In some cases, a witness might have taken their own pictures or video of the incident.
Get all eyewitnesses’ names and contact information. Your lawyer can then interview each person about what they saw. Statements from witnesses can help support your claim.
Utilize Accident Experts
Complicated cases might require accident reconstruction experts. Your lawyer will have access to these professionals, who can recreate the accident to better determine who was at fault.
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Common Damages in a Car Accident Caused by Speeding
Speeding accidents can cause serious injuries and other losses. Before you file a personal injury case, consider all of your losses from the accident. You will need to know as much detail as possible about each of the damage types.
Common personal injury damages include:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medications
- Future treatment costs
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
You can usually calculate the more straightforward costs, like medical bills and lost wages. However, pain and suffering is not as easy to show. This is because there’s no specific dollar amount to account for how the accident impacts your life.
Our car accident lawyers can estimate the total of your damages. We consider every way in which the accident affects you, including physically, financially, and emotionally.
Contact us today to discuss the details. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Speeding Increases the Risk of Serious Damages
Accidents are usually worse when they involve speeding. The speeding driver has less control over their vehicle. Plus, they are not able to respond to hazardous conditions easily.
Drivers that exceed the posted speed limit often make other traffic-related mistakes, which increases the risk of a serious accident. Common speeding-related mistakes include:
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Ignoring yield signs
- Swerving or drifting on the road
- Crossing into an oncoming lane
- Making an unsafe turn
- Changing lanes without signaling
Georgia has maximum speeding limits that drivers must follow. However, drivers should also go at a “reasonable and prudent” speed based on current conditions, according to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §40-6-180. Sadly, many drivers still violate speeding rules in Sandy Springs.
Deadline to File a Case in Georgia
If you were injured in a car accident caused by speeding, don’t wait. You typically have two years from the accident date to file a claim or lawsuit. In some cases, you may have even less time.
Contact a lawyer today to discuss your legal options. If you miss the deadline, you might lose your chance to seek compensation. Waiting too long to get started can harm your financial recovery options.
How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help
A Sandy Springs exceeding posted speed limit lawyer knows how to help you seek compensation. If you were not at fault for your accident, you likely have a case against the other driver.
When you contact us at John Foy & Associates, we’ll go over the details with you during your free consultation. Then, if you have a case and decide to work with us, we can help by:
- Determining who was at fault
- Calculating your total accident damages
- Building a strong personal injury claim
- Handling the deadlines and legal side of things
- Gathering the most important evidence
- Communicating and negotiating with the driver’s insurance company
- Taking your case to court (if necessary)
Handling a legal case is hard, especially while your injuries are still healing. Let us handle all the legal details while you focus on recovering.
Talk to a Sandy Springs Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Lawyer
Get professional help with your car accident case by contacting John Foy & Associates. We’ll match you with the best personal injury lawyer for your needs. The consultation is 100% free, and there’s no charge unless we win your case.
Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation.