The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes statistics on speeding accidents. The latest data states that for more than two decades, almost a third of all U.S. traffic accident fatalities involved speeding in some way.
Speeding is a pervasive negligent behavior that directly or indirectly contributes to the deaths of thousands each year. If a speeding driver caused your accident, you could hold them liable for damages you sustained.
The attorneys at John Foy & Associates can help you punish these negligent drivers and possibly win you a settlement. If you are in Savannah and need assistance with your case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (404) 400-4000 .
Comparative Fault in Georgia
When you file a claim in Georgia, you need to be aware of comparative fault laws. What this means is that you can’t be more than 50% responsible for your accident. So even though the speeding driver is clearly at fault for speeding, if you were also partially responsible, there is a chance your claim may get thrown out.
To prevent this, our lawyers will help you prove negligence by establishing that:
- The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care.
- Through a negligent action, in this case, speeding, they did not uphold that duty of care.
- Their negligence directly contributed to your accident.
- Because of the accident, you sustained injuries and damages.
We will help you gather, organize, and retain all evidence regarding your case. We can also get the help of experts in various fields, such as medical science or accident reconstruction, to give testimony in support of your case.
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What Damages Can I Get Compensated For?
There are many damages you can be compensated for after your accident.
Medical expenses in the U.S. are not cheap. You could spend several thousands of dollars just to get well again. You don’t have to pay for these costs out of your own pocket. By filing a claim, you can receive compensation for them.
You can also be compensated for assisted living services, substitute services, psychological services, and more.
After an accident, your vehicle will likely need repairs. Repair work can range from a few hundred dollars to upwards of tens of thousands. No matter how big or small the amount, you can receive compensation for the bill.
If the damages to your car are so extensive that a replacement is required, you can get compensation for a new vehicle. Yet, there are restrictions. You probably won’t get away with having an insurance company upgrade your car to a Lamborghini or another titanically expensive luxury vehicle.
When a speeding accident leaves you injured, you may be out of work temporarily or permanently. Whatever wages you missed out on or will no longer be able to earn can be compensated by the at-fault driver.
To prove your lost wages, it is best to get your employer to write an official letter alongside financial documentation showing how much work you missed and how much you didn’t get paid.
Various Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages don’t have a fixed value. The amount you can get compensated for depends on the severity and impact they have had on your life. Non-economic damages include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
Our speeding accident attorneys will accurately calculate all of these damages and ensure they get properly reflected in your settlement.
A Lawyer Increases Your Chances of Winning a Settlement
Anyone can file a claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent themselves in court. The reason why you shouldn’t is that doing so puts you at a direct disadvantage if you lack the resources and legal knowledge.
Insurance companies take advantage of naive personal injury victims after an accident to get them to settle for less. Without a lawyer, they will be even more emboldened to pressure you with their strong legal team with almost limitless resources at their disposal.
The very act of retaining a lawyer is enough to get the insurance companies to back off and meet at the negotiating table. John Foy & Associates have had years of experience handling insurance companies and speeding accidents. We will not let them pressure you into settling for anything less than what you deserve.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
Due to statute of limitation laws, you only have two years to file your claim after a speeding accident in Savannah. Contact our law firm today to get a head start on building a strong case.
John Foy & Associates offers all potential clients a free consultation at no risk or obligation. With no upfront or hidden fees, you pay us nothing unless we win. Call us today at (404) 400-4000 to learn more about how we can help you.