Speeding is a common cause of car accidents, and it is often hard to prove that the other driver was driving over the speed limit. Do not be surprised if the driver or their insurance denies it. An experienced car accident lawyer will take steps to gather the physical evidence needed to prove the other driver was speeding and caused the accident. The physical evidence collected may include:
- Skid marks: Skid marks can indicate that a person tried to hit the brakes suddenly. The length and depth of skid marks could allow investigators to determine when the driver first stepped on the brakes, how long it took for their car to stop, and how fast they were driving.
- Road debris: With the impact, the amount of debris left from the accident can also suggest a driver’s speed because they’ll be able to measure how far the debris was thrown after the impact.
- Car damage: The amount of damage your vehicle experiences is also a good indication of speed. When a car travels at high speed during an impact, there will be more damage. Car manufacturers also have collision ratings that detail the extent of damage done to vehicles at various speeds.
- Electronic records: If you are struck by a commercial truck or a newer vehicle, your attorney can fight for the electronic data stored in the system. It can also help determine how fast the car was traveling.
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