Speeding is a common occurence on the road. But, accidents with speeding drivers can be especially destructive. Read on to learn more about speeding accidents in New Jersey.
How do car accidents occur?
Car accidents can occur for any number of reasons. But, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence include:
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving while tired
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Driving under the influence
- Making illegal turns
What to do if a driver is speeding?
Speeding drivers are especially hazardous and it is important to know how to handle a situation in which someone is driving too fast and/or aggressively. Some steps to take include:
- If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, you may want to move over and let them pass.
- Do not drive too close to a speeding driver, as speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- Avoid the situation. For example, if you believe a speeding driver is tailgating you, it is generally best to use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way. Additionally, be sure to call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
Fulfilling the burden of proof
If you are involved in a car accident with a driver who failed to obey the speed limit, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This means working with an attorney to prove that the accident was a direct result of another party’s negligence. Your attorney may be able to obtain evidence such as police reports, security camera footage, and more. Immediately after an accident, you should call 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention immediately after an accident. This will help ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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