Speeding is one of the most common causes of injuries in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), traffic accidents in 2018 that involved speeding resulted in more than 25 deaths per day on American roadways.
If a speeding driver hit your car and caused injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and missed wages. A driver who was speeding before the crash may be found at fault for the accident, giving you an opportunity to seek a settlement for your injuries.
You may find that the insurance company representing the driver who hit you is delaying paying a fair settlement, claiming that your injuries are not severe, or that your actions played a role in the crash. A Valdosta speeding accident lawyer can help with this issue, using evidence to demonstrate your losses.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 today for a free review of your situation.
Dangers of Speeding in a Car Crash
When a driver is speeding, he or she increases the chances of a crash with severe injuries in a few different ways.
Loss of Control
A speeding driver may not be able to make turns in the road safely, which means he or she could skid into oncoming traffic or off the road.
If the weather is poor and causes limited visibility, or if rain makes the roads slick, the speeding driver may be unable to react to hazards in the road safely without losing control of the vehicle.
Inability to Stop
When a driver speeds, he or she will need a longer distance to come to a stop, which could lead to a greater chance of a crash. If a traffic light is changing from yellow to red, a speeding driver may slide into the intersection after applying the brakes, for example, resulting in a T-bone crash.
Once an accident occurs, the force exerted on the body depends in part on the speeds involved. Because of this force, the injuries that result from a high-speed collision could be more severe than the injuries resulting from a lower-speed accident.
If other driver errors occurred in addition to speeding, these contributing factors can be used by your lawyer to build a personal injury case.
If you believe the other driver’s excessive speed played a role in the crash in which you were injured, you may want to contact a Valdosta speeding accident lawyer for a free case review. The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is ready to begin working for you as soon as you choose to hire us. Call us at (404) 888-8888 today.
For a free legal consultation with a speeding accidents lawyer serving Valdosta, call (404) 888-8888
Debilitating Injuries in a Speeding Crash
Because of the force exerted on the body in a high-speed crash, those involved may have significant injuries that take a long time to heal or that may never heal fully. If you can prove that the other driver was at fault and you end up with severe injuries, you could pursue a settlement that addresses your costs and losses.
Some of the most severe injuries you may encounter that could affect your life well into the future include:
- Concussion: Forces striking the skull can lead to a concussion, where you could experience severe headaches, memory loss, and an inability to concentrate.
- Spinal cord injury: A high-impact crash could cause major damage to the vertebrae in the neck and back, potentially damaging the spinal cord to the point where you have paralysis.
- Facial trauma: A violent crash could cause debris to fly around and into your car, leading to facial trauma that could affect your vision or hearing for the rest of your life.
Beyond these physical injuries, you could have emotional trauma related to the accident, including nightmares or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). You may be able to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering and for therapy needed to treat the psychological consequences of your accident.
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Let Us Fight for Your Right to Seek Compensation
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we understand how frustrating it can be when you suddenly suffered injuries in a crash that was not your fault. One minute, you are running errands or on your way to work. The next minute, you are in a serious accident that could leave you with mounting medical costs.
We Will Sort Through the Facts
When you choose to hire us as a Valdosta speeding accident lawyer, we will look at the facts in the accident, studying police reports, reviewing any video of the scene, interviewing witnesses, and potentially hiring accident recreation experts.
If police officers issue a speeding ticket to the other driver after the crash, this is a key piece of evidence we can use to show that the other driver behaved negligently. If the police do not issue a ticket, we may still be able to use the facts to show that the other driver was speeding, meaning he or she was negligent.
For a free consultation, call us at (404) 888-8888 as soon as possible. According to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) § 9-3-33, victims in personal injury cases in the state of Georgia have up to two years to begin the process of filing a claim. However, by contacting us as early as possible after the crash, we can begin investigating the case while witnesses still have a clear memory of what happened.