A South Fulton exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers might be able to help you build a case against the at-fault driver who caused your traffic accident. If you suffered physical injuries and endured financial losses and stress as a result of a speeding driver in South Fulton, GA, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, missed time at work, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Let a member of our car accident team evaluate your case for free. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888 – 8888 now to discuss your accident, injuries, and losses with a member of our team.
Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Puts Lives in Danger
There is no doubt that speeding is a common and dangerous activity that increases the risk of an accident. In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) labeled speeding a contributing factor in more than a quarter of all fatal traffic accidents in the United States. For at least 20 years previous, speeding played a role in a third of all traffic fatalities, the NHTSA reports.
Speed can increase the likelihood of having a traffic accident and suffering serious injuries in a number of ways. This includes:
- Being more likely to lose control of the vehicle at higher speeds
- Needing longer to slow down or stop when there is a need to do so
- Increased severity of injuries due to increased force
- Reduced effectiveness of seatbelts, airbags, and other equipment
It is important to note that on the interstate or state highways are not the only place where exceeding the posted speed limit can cause an accident. In neighborhoods and residential areas, speed limits are low to protect pedestrians, cyclists, children, and other slow-moving traffic. Speeding could be a factor in an accident in a residential neighborhood as easily as it could on a main road or highway.
If you believe a speeding driver caused your car accident, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888 – 8888 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team. We may be able to go to work on your case today.
For a free legal consultation with a exceeding posted speed limit accidents lawyer serving South Fulton, call (404) 888-8888
Let One of Our Attorneys Develop Your Case
Exceeding posted speed limits may play a significant role in an accident, causing the driver to cross over the centerline, causing them to lose control, or causing them to not be able to stop in time.
A South Fulton exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can get to the bottom of your accident and produce evidence to show cause and liability. We may be able to present evidence from accident reconstruction experts and others to show the effect the other driver’s speed had on your accident and the severity of your injuries.
Modified Comparative Negligence in a Georgia Car Accident Case
Georgia practices a modified comparative negligence system in personal injury cases. This means that you can still recover compensation for your injuries if you are less than 50% responsible for your accident. However, it could cost you a percentage of your payout. If you are deemed 25% responsible for your accident and awarded $100,000 in damages, your payout may be reduced by 25% to $75,000.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can produce evidence in your defense if the at-fault party’s insurer claims you share responsibility for the accident.
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Recoverable Damages in a South Fulton Traffic Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can pursue compensation for the damages you suffered as a result of your South Fulton car accident case. We may be able to reach an insurance settlement without taking your case to court if the insurer will take our demand for a just payment seriously. If they do not, we can take your case to trial.
We can seek to recover past and future damages that may include:
- Medical treatment and all related expenses
- Care and support as needed because of serious injuries
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn
- Repair of your car and other property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful death damages may be available for certain qualifying family members after a fatal traffic accident in Georgia, per O.C.G.A § 51-4-2. Our team also handles wrongful death actions, and invite you to call us if your loved one passed away due to a speeding driver in South Fulton.
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Reach Out Today Before Time Runs Out in Your Case
Georgia accident victims have a legal time limit, or statute of limitations, on their ability to file a lawsuit. Under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, the state of Georgia puts a two-year time limit on most personal injury lawsuits, including car accident suits.
If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to take your case to court and present an argument for compensation. There may be circumstances that alter the deadlines in your case.
Speak With a Member of Our Car Accident Team Today
A South Fulton exceeding posted speed limit accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can seek compensation on your behalf if there is evidence to show that another driver caused your car accident. We may be able to show the other driver’s insurance company the negligence of their policyholder or prove their liability to a judge on trial.
We handle all traffic accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, where you pay no attorney fees unless we reach a settlement or recover an award for you.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888 – 8888 for your free review of your case.