If another driver acted in a negligent way and caused your accident, they may be legally responsible for your damages under Georgia law. A Savannah exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you hold the motorist who caused your traffic accident accountable for their bad behavior behind the wheel.
A representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case and discuss the process for pursuing compensation with you for free today. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started.
Your Options for Pursuing Compensation
Georgia’s car accident laws establish a fault-based system. This system allows victims to hold the negligent driver who caused their accident and injuries responsible for the damages they incurred as a result. Victims of a traffic accident generally have two options for seeking compensation:
- They can file an automobile liability insurance claim and try to negotiate a settlement based on the value of their losses; or
- They can build and file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
The attorneys from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you navigate these steps and seek compensation based on the damages you suffered. This may include:
- Investigating your accident and identifying the liable party
- Communicating with them and their insurance company on your behalf
- Building your case with evidence of liability and the value of your damages
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
For a free legal consultation with a exceeding posted speed limit accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
The damages you may be able to recover in a personal injury case include:
- Medical treatment for your injuries and any related care costs, both currently and in the future
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn
- Property damages, including vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic (intangible) damages
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away in a car accident, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to work with you on a wrongful death case. Per O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, certain surviving family members may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit for damages such as funeral costs, pre-death medical care, loss of income, and more.
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When Speeding Is a Factor in Car Accidents
Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-181, Georgia law sets speed limits for many types of roads. Some roads may have posted speed limits that are lower than normal, based on specific dangers associated with that area.
Driving too fast means you have less time to make decisions and act to avoid an accident, less time to stop when necessary, and less ability to maintain control of your car. The same may be true for speeding by traveling too fast for the current conditions, such as in a rainstorm.
There are many ways that a speeding driver may cause a collision. For example, a speeding driver may not be able to stop in time when they see traffic stopped ahead of them on the interstate. This could cause a rear-end collision because they were following too closely to stop at the speed they were going.
Proving Negligence and Liability
A Savannah exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can build a case against the responsible party when we represent you. We will investigate your case for evidence of the speeding driver’s negligence. As long as we can show that the other driver had a duty to do something, failed to do so, and this caused your accident and injuries, we may be able to hold them accountable.
Evidence of their negligence may include:
- Photos, videos, or a police report from the accident scene
- Witness statements
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
If you believe that another driver was responsible for your accident, call (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation on your case with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team.
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You May Be Able to Recover Compensation Even If You Were Speeding
If you were exceeding the posted speed limit at the time of your accident, you may worry that it could prevent you from recovering compensation even though the other driver was primarily at fault in the collision. However, under Georgia’s comparative negligence law, you may still be able to recover a portion of your damages as long as the court determines you are less than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
For example, imagine you were going a few miles over the posted speed limit as you approached an intersection. A driver turned left in front of you, failing to yield the right-of-way, and you slammed into them.
A judge may determine that you were 20% responsible for the accident and that the other driver 80% responsible. If your damages are valued at $50,000, they may be reduced by your degree of fault, 20%, and you would receive a $40,000 payout.
A Savannah exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can collect evidence of the full extent of the responsible party’s liability and defend you against accusations of fault when we represent you.
Talk About Your Accident With Our Team Today
A Savannah exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. Keep in mind that, under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, accident victims generally have a two-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, for filing personal injury lawsuits.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.