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NBC News reported on a 2019 survey that found 82 percent of respondents admitted to speeding up to 15 mph over the speed limit. If you were in a traffic collision, there is a good chance that the responsible party was speeding. While you may suspect speeding, how does one prove speed was a factor after the crash has already occurred?
Traffic forensic experts study evidence at crash scenes to help them determine the cause of the crash. They use the following to help determine what speed any involved vehicles were traveling at:
It is not hard to point out drivers who speed on the road. You may be abiding by the speed limit yourself when you see another driver come flying past you or you may be walking on a sidewalk when you hear a car roar by at a speed that is obviously faster than other traffic. When a driver hits you, there may have been witnesses nearby who saw that the driver was speeding. Ask any witnesses to stick around for the police or to provide you with their contact information. Too often drivers will provide excuses for their mistakes, however, there are cases when a driver admits that they were in a rush to get to somewhere and caused the crash and your injuries.
Speeding is an almost accepted part of American culture, but it endangers others who share the road. According to the National Safety Council, speeding was a factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities during 2018. If you or a loved one have been injured on the road, you need to prove that you were not at-fault so that you can file a personal injury claim and receive the compensation you deserve. The San Jose car accident attorneys at the Solution Now Law Firm can help you prove that the driver who hit you was going over the speed limit. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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