Recently, a man was killed in a two-car accident involving excessive speed in Smyrna. The crash occurred when a 2009 Dodge Challenger was driving over 100 miles per hour on Windy Hill Road. It collided with a 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at about 1:24 a.m. The high speeds involved resulted in a fiery crash that split the Monte Carlo in half. The driver of this vehicle was tragically killed instantly, while the driver and passenger within the Challenger sustained injuries. This crash is one of many involving excessive speed to occur in the Atlanta area.
Your risk of a serious accident increases with every mile per hour that you exceed the speed limit. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our car accident attorneys understand the immense dangers of speeding. We have assisted thousands of car accident victims injured due negligent drivers. Our compassionate attorney team fights for the compensation our clients deserve when they are injured due to speed.
Super Speeders in Georgia
In 2010, Georgia passed a law intended to punish excessive speeders. The law states that drivers will be considered “Super Speeders” when they are cited for driving over 75 miles per hour on a two-lane road or 85 miles per hour on any road or highway within the state. Super Speeders must pay all of the fines associated with a normal speeding ticket, but also an additional $200 Super Speeder fine to the state. This fee must be paid within 120 days of the offense or the driver risks suspension of their license and additional reinstatement expenses.
Excessive Speed Kills
Excessive speed is a factor in hundreds of thousands of car accidents annually. Speeding includes not just exceeding posted speed limits, but also driving too fast for the road or weather conditions. Aside from the fines that you risk if you speed, you additionally place your life and the lives of others at considerable risk. Speeding can result in loss of control of the vehicle or leave you without sufficient time to stop to avoid an obstacle. The faster a vehicle travels, the longer time it will require to come to a stop.
Obtaining Compensation from a Speeding Driver
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you should consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can gather evidence to substantiate the driver’s speed at the time of the crash. Such evidence can include data from the car itself, traffic cams, physical evidence from the scene of the crash, witness statements, accident reconstruction, and more. A driver who exceeds the speed limit should be held accountable if he or she has caused you injury. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on the necessary steps to protect your rights.
Put Our Law Firm’s Over 39 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Since 1982, our firm has assisted automobile accident victims across Georgia, including all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.