If you were involved in a speeding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries and losses you might have suffered.
A Johns Creek speeding accident lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you gather evidence to prove your claim and quantify your damages. We can also help you understand the insurance rules and driving laws that apply to speeding accident cases so that you can protect your rights after an accident.
Our team can be reached at (404) 888-8888. Call us today to find out more.
The Severity of Speeding Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the United States averages about 6 million vehicle accidents of all types every year. An estimated 36,000 people lost their lives in such accidents in 2018, and millions more were injured with varying degrees of severity.
All told, there are roughly 100 motor vehicle fatalities on our roads every single day, and speeding is a direct cause or a contributing factor to these fatalities. While speeding accidents tend to occur more frequently on major highways and interstates, they can also occur on smaller roads.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the medical treatment costs of a single-vehicle accident can reach almost $60,000 per case. In aggregate, society is estimated to lose billions of dollars every year as a result of vehicle accidents in the form of lower business productivity, lost workdays, lost income, medical treatment expenses, insurance costs, and other related expenses.
If you were struck by another driver who was speeding, you will likely have suffered personal injuries, vehicle damage, or both, and you may be able to file a claim for compensation for these losses.
A Johns Creek speeding accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help determine if you are eligible for compensation, and determine a fair value for your losses depending on the specifics of your case. Our team can be reached at (404) 888-8888.
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Speeding Accident Injuries and Damages
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to virtually every type of injury imaginable, from minor scratches, abrasions, and bruising to serious head, brain, spinal cord, and internal organ damage. Some of the more common injuries, losses, and damages that are typically included in speeding accident injury claims include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs
- Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs
- Loss of function or sensation in a body part
- Loss of a lost body part via amputation or avulsion
- Eye, face, dental, and hearing injuries
- Scarring, disfigurement, and burns
- Broken bones
- Nerve, muscle, or tissue damage
- Whiplash and back and neck injuries
- Vehicle damage
- Lost income
- Medical treatment expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of a loved one and their companionship, also known as a loss of consortium
- Loss of service
- Loss of future earnings or earning potential
- Funeral and burial expenses in case of a fatality
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Seeking Compensation for Damages
If an accident is caused by the recklessness or negligence of another driver, victims have the right to seek compensation from the negligent or reckless party whose actions or mistakes led to injuries or personal losses.
To win compensation, Georgia’s at-fault personal injury rules require you to first prove that the at-fault party should have known better, driven more carefully, or taken reasonable actions to avoid causing harm. Driving safely, following basic road rules, not driving while distracted, avoiding speeding, and obtaining the requisite licensing and experience needed to drive are reasonable actions an at-fault party can be charged with not having performed before causing an accident.
You must also show that the at-fault driver’s failure to do the above was a direct or proximate cause of your accident and that you suffered mental, physical, financial, or other material losses as a result. You can usually do this by:
- Obtaining the official police report of your accident
- Obtaining dashcam or surveillance camera footage of the accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining the at-fault driver’s driving logs, his or her blood alcohol test results, and his or her vehicle repair logs
- Obtaining driver cell phone usage records to potentially prove distracted driving
- Reviewing GPS tracking data to prove speeding
- Providing medical treatment invoices and vehicle repair bills to prove your losses
The testimony of an economic modeling expert can be used to prove lost future income or lost earning potential. The testimony of a medical injury expert can be used to quantify the bodily harm you were made to suffer in your speeding accident. You may also be able to sue for catastrophic bodily injuries, such as scarring and/or disfigurement, partial or total paralysis, amputations, and certain head or spinal cord injuries that have a serious impact on your ability to work or perform basic tasks.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you were hurt in an accident with a speeding driver, a Johns Creek speeding accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will walk you through what you need to know about your legal rights, how evidence can be collected, and how to go about formally filing a compensation claim.
Call our team today for a free evaluation and assistance with your speeding accident case. We can be reached at (404) 888-8888.