How To Prove The Other Southwest Florida Driver Was Speeding
Speeding is not only illegal, it is a primary cause of Florida accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, speeding is the cause of 26% of all traffic fatalities. Even a few miles over the speed limit can increase the risk of accident significantly. In fact for every ten miles over the speed limit, the risk of accident doubles. If you’ve been in an accident and you believe the other driver is speeding, they will legally be considered at fault for the accident. However, proving that the other driver was speeding can be a challenge. Here are some ways to establish the other driver was going over the speed limit.
When police arrive at the scene of the accident, they assess what they believe to be a cause. They have been trained to fully analyze the details of the scene of the accident. If they believe the other driver was speeding, they will issue a citation. That citation can be found in the police report. Providing the police report to the insurance companies and courts can help prove the other driver was speeding.
Video footage is an excellent piece of evidence that can show a driver was speeding. Video evidence can come from traffic cameras, dash cameras, and even the security cameras of nearby businesses and homes. Video footage can be assessed and show the other driver was speeding. Video footage is also an excellent piece of evidence because it is considered neutral unlike other options.
People who witnessed the accident can make a statement that will help prove the other driver was speeding. Though most people are unable to say exactly how fast the other driver was going, it’s obvious when another driver is driving faster than the rest of the traffic. Their testimony is especially helpful on highway accidents where it is very obvious when other drivers are speeding.
Expert Witness Testimony
Finally, expert witness testimony can help. Expert witnesses like physicists and crash analysts will investigate the vehicle damage, road conditions, and even things like skid marks. They will then do complex calculations to reconstruct the accident. That reconstruction can show that the other driver was speeding, how much they were speeding, and how their speeding caused the accident.
How An Attorney Can Help Prove The Other Driver Was Speeding
When it comes to proving the other driver was speeding and as a result, caused your accident, an attorney is your best asset. A skilled auto accident attorney knows the law. They know what is considered strong evidence and how to obtain it. They also know how to prove that it was the other driver’s speeding that caused the accident and subsequently, your injuries. Further, when you work with an auto accident attorney, they take care of everything. They gather all the evidence, file all the documents, and argue your case. That way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
The attorneys at Justice Pays Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh have decades over experience proving drivers were speeding and thus, at fault for the accident. We’ll work with our network of experts and gather all the evidence you need for your claim. Then we will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are legally owed. To learn more call us at our Sarasota office at 1-941-954-1234. We provide a free case review for all our clients. We will explain the process, our services, and answer any questions you have about how we can help.