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Was the driver speeding before they crashed into your vehicle?

On Behalf of | May 11, 2020 | Personal Injury

Many factors that can increase someone’s risk for a crash. Most people readily recognize that texting while driving or getting behind the wheel after drinking will drastically increase their likelihood of a crash. Speeding is also one of them. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, speeding was directly related to more than 9,000 deaths resulting from collisions.

If you were injured or suffered substantial property damage in a collision caused by another driver, the fact that the driver exceeded the speed limit prior to the crash may influence both who the police assign fault to and how much liability that driver has for your losses.

There are multiple ways you can prove someone was driving too fast

In order to bring an insurance claim or a personal injury claim against the driver, there has to be evidence that their mistakes, negligence or wrongful acts caused the crash.

Images captured by traffic cameras, dashcams or even security cameras at nearby businesses could show that the other driver was going far over the speed limit. Sometimes, the scene of the crash makes it very obvious that a driver exceeded the speed limit prior to the collision. An experienced attorney can ensure that experts review images of the crash or even recreate the scenario to conclusively demonstrate that speeding played a role in the severity of the crash if no video evidence exists.