Overspeeding is a significant factor contributing to a car accident, besides driving under the influence. Despite the laws prohibiting overspeeding, many unintentionally or intentionally engage in overspeeding, which results in severe car accidents.
After getting into a car accident due to the opposite driver overspeeding, you must prove their negligence when seeking compensation. Unfortunately, the other driver may not accept their mistake since they do not want to be held liable for their careless behavior. In such a situation, getting evidence against them can be tricky. Youd Law can assist you in proving the other driver was overspeeding and get justice on your behalf!
Tips to prove that the other driver was overspeeding.
- Take pictures and videos of the damages and accident scene.
Lawyers always encourage victims to take pictures and videos of the accident scene. Having pictures of the damages caused to your vehicle can establish the extent of overspeeding. For instance, if your car faced severe damage and had various injuries, it can help determine that it occurred due to the other driver’s overspeeding. If they were not, the severity of the damages and injuries would not have happened.
- Witness statements.
Often there are other people nearby who saw the accident. Following the accident, ensure to reach out to victims and take their contact information. Any credible witness who saw what happened can provide the details supporting your claim. The insurance company will consider the witness statement as crucial evidence.
- Police report.
A police report plays a vital role when it comes to evidence. This is because the police report is an official and legal document given by law enforcement. The report weighs heavily in terms of evidence when seeking compensation. Always call the police and inform them about the accident. Wait until they arrive and describe to them how the accident occurred. The police will assess the situation and file a report based on the case. The report will also contain information on the at-fault party according to the current situation.
- Speak to a car accident lawyer.
Car accident lawyers are experts in finding evidence since they are trained and have experience in the same field. Through their help, you can get access to accident reconstruction experts. These experts will conduct their investigation properly and help in proving that overspeeding was involved during the accident. In addition, they are considered credible expert witnesses since their evaluation is based on calculations and research.