If another driver’s excessive speed caused a wreck in which you were injured, then you will have the right to recover for the damage caused.
In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that speeding was the cause, or a contributing factor, in more than one third of all traffic fatalities. Under Georgia law, drivers are required to operate their vehicles at a reasonable or suitable speed depending on the situation. In fact, a suitable speed may be less than a posted speed limit. Factors such as weather, traffic, and various road conditions may mean that the governmental speed limit is no longer a safe or suitable speed.
Car wrecks arising from excessive speed come in many forms. Rear end collisions, losing control and entering another lane, or failing to stop in time. When someone exceeds a safe or suitable speed, and as a result, causes a wreck, then they are responsible to those injured in that wreck. That is the basis for many personal injury claims throughout the State of Georgia.
In car wreck cases, an attorney can help you acquire the compensation that is required to be paid by the at-fault driver under the law. For example, compensation for medical bills, prescriptions, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car wreck, and the other person was speeding, then please, feel free to call and speak to one of our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation.