If you or a family member suffered injuries because of another driver’s speeding in Decatur, you have legal options. A speeding accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation to cover your injuries and other damages.
We want to know the facts of your case and discuss how we can help. You are not alone and should not have to deal with filing a claim or lawsuit on your own. Our team will do everything in our power to get you the financial award you deserve after a negligent driver caused you or a loved one injuries.
Compensation You May Be Entitled to Following a Speeding Accident
After your auto accident, you may be wondering what compensation you can receive. It takes time to calculate damages, but one of our lawyers can help you figure out what the liable party owes you. Economic and non-economic damages that a victim of a speeding accident may be eligible to receive include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Emotional and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Loss of a limb
We can determine what damages you are entitled to and the amount of compensation you should receive for each. You do not want to risk leaving money on the table—that can happen when you accept a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster before evaluating all your damages.
For example, it is important to speak with your doctor about how your injuries will affect you in the future. Otherwise, you may encounter expenses later on that you will have to pay on your own.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
An insurance company’s goal is to offer you as little money as possible. You do not want to receive a lowball settlement; if you accept the earliest offer, you cannot demand more money after doing so. An insurance company is not on your side, but we are—and we will fight for a just financial award on your behalf.
Our firm will handle negotiating with the insurance company. You should only have to focus on healing after the accident. We are familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to downplay victims’ injuries and devalue their claims.
We will fight for the amount you deserve. If the insurance adjuster does not agree to pay you this amount, we will take the case to court and continue fighting for your fair award there.
Proving Negligence on the Other Driver’s Part
To get compensation, you need to establish that the other driver acted negligently. The four elements of negligence you must present in your case are as follows:
- Duty of care: The other driver owed you a duty of care. They were supposed to drive responsibly to keep themselves and others safe.
- Breach of duty of care: The speeding driver breached their duty of care by speeding and causing an accident.
- Causation: The speeding accident caused your injuries.
- Damages: You have proof of your injuries and other damages, such as medical bills, and financial compensation can remedy them.
The Importance of Evidence
An accident lawyer on our team will help you gather all necessary evidence after a speeding accident to prove the negligent driver is liable for your damages in Decatur. Evidence includes:
- Medical records and expenses: Your records will establish the link between the accident and your injuries. Meanwhile, your expenses will show how much your injuries have cost you.
- Photographs and videos: If you took pictures and videos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, your injuries, and more, these can benefit your case.
- Traffic and surveillance camera footage: If there were traffic or surveillance cameras set up near the accident scene, they might have recorded the collision. Your lawyer may be able to obtain this footage.
- Witness testimony: If you took down any bystanders’ contact information, we can reach out to them to schedule an interview. They may have important information to share that can favor your case.
We Take Cases on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
You do not have to worry about whether or not you can afford a lawyer. At our firm, you owe us nothing upfront or out of pocket. If we take your case and do not win, we do not get paid. If we do achieve a settlement or court award for you, we take a fee out of the compensation you receive.
You Do not Have Long to Take Legal Action
In Georgia, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit against someone for injuries they caused you, according to OCGA §9-3-33. This may seem like a long time, but it takes a while to build a strong case. In a short period of time, evidence can vanish, and witnesses to the accident may be impossible to reach. Let one of our lawyers get started on your case as soon as possible.
The sooner you reach out, the sooner you may be able to recover compensation for injuries another party caused you.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident that a speeding driver caused, do not wait to get legal help. Our team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will handle every aspect of your case. While you recuperate, we fight for justice and a fair financial award. There is no risk in enlisting the help of a speeding accident lawyer in Decatur.
Call (404) 888-8888 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.