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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:

  1. the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
  2. the duty of care was breached
  3. a connection can be established between the defendant’s actions and the plaintiff’s injuries.
  4. proximate cause, which means the defendant should have known the results were able to be foreseen.
  5. 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

Client Reviews
After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. Nina F
Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call Susan