Speeding Accident Attorney
If you were involved in a Georgia car accident, there’s a good chance speeding was involved. According to Alpharetta car accident lawyer Casey W. Stevens, you may not be the at-fault driver in an accident if the other party was speeding. For example, if you entered the roadway and did not have the right-of-way, and that action resulted in an accident; you may be found to be not at fault or partially at fault if the other driver was driving at an excessive rate of speed. We recently handled a case where the driver who was at-fault t-boned a car that was entering the right of way. It was established by the car’s airbag deployment system that they were speeding 30 miles over the speed limit, and that excessive speed made it impossible for the victim to safely judge the time they had to enter the lane without being struck.
If you have a question about who is responsible for an auto accident that results in injuries, Alpharetta auto accident attorney, Casey W. Stevens, is here to help. We have more than 25 years of experience with assisting car accident victims and their families in Atlanta, Alpharetta and throughout North Georgia. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation. 770-408-6364.
What is Negligence?
According to Georgia Code, Title 51, the law of negligence requires people to maintain certain standards of reasonable conduct. When a person violates those standards, anyone who was injured as a result is entitled to compensation. In some circumstances, the law of negligence includes person's omission to act. For example, if someone fails to secure a load in a moving vehicle.
Plaintiffs must be able to prove five elements of negligence were present in order to be successful in a law suit:
- the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- a connection can be established between the defendant’s actions and the plaintiff’s injuries.
- proximate cause, which means the defendant should have known the results were able to be foreseen.
- the damages that occurred resulted from the defendant’s conduct.
Speeding Causes Accidents
Your right to recover after a Georgia car accident will depend on whether another driver’s careless or reckless conduct directly caused the crash and your losses. These are examples of speeding related accidents:
Loss of Control of a Vehicle
A driver who is going too fast can spin out of control, leave their lane or inhibit other drivers from having adequate time to react to lane changes and entrances. This often results in side-swiping, flipping or T-bone accidents.
Reduced Stopping Distances
When a car is going faster, it has more momentum and takes longer to stop. This increases the chances that a speeding driver will be unable to avoid an obstacle, or will rear-end another vehicle.
Do You Need Legal Advice After a Speeding Accident?
In order to get compensation after a Georgia auto accident, you need to be able to prove the other party was negligent. That is where we come in. Alpharetta car accident lawyer Casey W. Stevens has established a team of auto accident experts who can quickly gather crash data and make sure you are able to receive compensation for your injuries. We gather police reports, eyewitness information, testimony from accident reconstruction specialists and auto event data recorders to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve when they are victims of a speeder’s negligence. Call us for your free consultation. 770-408-6364