One of the main causes of serious injuries and even deaths in Georgia is speeding accidents. Therefore, speeding accidents can negatively impact your life and the life of your loved ones. If you are injured because of the negligence of a speeding driver, you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and damages in Georgia.
However, it is complicated to prove the negligence of the responsible driver in a speeding accident. We do not recommend you try to prove negligence on your own. We encourage you to hire an experienced Newnan speeding accident lawyer to protect your rights. A lawyer will prove negligence and negotiate your settlement.
Our Newnan car accident lawyers at The Weinstein Firm can restore your peace of mind and protect your best interest and the best interest of your loved ones. We are ready to collect the money and recover the damages you are entitled to. Contact us at 770-HELP-NOW for a FREE case review.
How Does Speeding Increase Chances Of Causing An Accident?
If someone is late to their appointments, they may ignore speed limits and drive fast to reach their destination as fast as possible. However, it is dangerous to go over the speed limit since speeding increases the chances of causing an accident.
Lose Control of Your Vehicle – Speeding increases the risk you will lose control of your vehicle. Therefore, you can swerve into oncoming traffic or nearby barriers. A speeding driver can hit your vehicle since they cannot control their vehicle. They can injure you and damage your vehicle.
Increase Stopping Distance and Time – Speeding increases the distance and time you need to stop your vehicle. Speeding drivers usually do not have enough distance and time to stop their vehicles when they are speeding. They are more likely to cause an accident since they cannot stop their vehicle on time.
Car Safety Features Fail to Work as Intended – Safety belts and airbags decrease the force of impact to protect the driver and passengers. However, they can fail to work as intended if the driver is speeding. If the car safety features fail to work as intended, the driver and passengers may get injured.
How Can I Prove That The Other Motorist Was Speeding When They Hit Me?
If you are involved in a speeding car accident, you need to prove that the other driver was speeding when they hit you. You need to prove to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
Here are some ways to prove that the other driver was speeding when they hit you:
Police Report – You will call the police after your speeding accident. Once the police arrive at the accident scene, they will collect the evidence and talk to witnesses before they prepare a police report. You can use the police report to prove that the other driver was speeding.
Witnesses – Witnesses may have noticed that the driver was speeding. Therefore, you need to collect personal information, such as the names and contact information, of any witnesses. Your speeding accident lawyer will talk to witnesses since they can help prove the other driver was speeding.
Surveillance Footage – Almost all commercial buildings and businesses have surveillance cameras these days. Your lawyer can obtain surveillance footage from the owners of these commercial buildings and businesses. The surveillance cameras may have caught the other driver speeding.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Speeding Car Accident Claim In Georgia?
It is important to make a speeding car accident claim in Georgia quickly to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages from the at-fault party. In Georgia, you must make a speeding car accident claim within two years of the date of your speeding accident.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
Once you decide to file a speeding car accident claim, we highly encourage you to hire a speeding accident lawyer. Speeding accident lawyers are properly trained and they have years of experience in dealing with speeding accident claims.
Here are some reasons you need a lawyer:
It is not easy to determine the cause of the accident and the party responsible for the accident. Therefore, we will conduct an extensive investigation to know the party responsible for the accident. We can help you prove the other driver was at fault for the accident.
Collect and Organize Evidence
We collect and organize evidence on your behalf. We are sure we can get all the evidence since we know what to look for. We can even obtain some of the evidence from the police. We need the evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault.
Insurance companies are businesses, so they hate paying claims. In fact, some insurance companies are known to not pay their claims. It is difficult to deal with them. You do not have to talk to them. We will negotiate with insurance adjusters to ensure you get a fair settlement.
Represent You at Trial
The insurance company may refuse to settle out of court. We are ready to prepare your case for trial if necessary. If we cannot agree with the insurance of the other driver, we will take the case to court. We will represent you at the trial.
How Much Will a Newnan Speeding Accident Lawyer Cost?
Some people avoid hiring speeding accident lawyers since they think they cannot afford to hire them. Our speeding accident lawyers work on a contingency basis. You will not pay us upfront fees. You will not even pay us if we do not win your case.
Contact Us Today for a Free Case Review
A speeding accident can leave you and your family with financial, physical, and even mental scars. If the other driver was responsible for the accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries and damages that you sustained. The compensation can help you get back to your feet.
We highly encourage you to hire speeding accident lawyers to help you seek compensation for your injuries and damages. A lawyer helps to gather the necessary evidence, prove fault, negotiate the settlement with the insurance adjusters, and take your case to court if necessary.
The Weinstein Firm understands speeding accident claims in Georgia. Our Newnan speeding accident lawyers are ready to fight for your interests and protect your rights. We will work hard to get you the fair compensation you rightfully deserve. Call us to get started with a FREE initial consultation.