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Can Speeding Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Yes, speeding can affect your personal injury case. If you were speeding at the time of the accident, it may be difficult to prove that the other driver was at fault. Additionally, if you were speeding and caused the accident, you may be found partially or wholly at fault. Therefore, this could result in a reduced settlement or no settlement at all. If you were not speeding at the time of the accident, you will have a better chance of proving that the other driver was at fault and recovering damages. You can find more legal advice like this on our YouTube channel.

Speeding and Contributory Negligence

When it comes to car accidents, one factor that is often considered is whether or not the driver was speeding. This is generally seen as an act of negligence. If it is determined that the driver was speeding at the time of the accident, they may be held liable. However, there are some instances where traveling over the speed limit may not be considered negligent. For example, if the speed limit was posted incorrectly or if the driver was unaware of the posted speed limit, they may not be held liable for any damages. Additionally, if the driver was speeding in an attempt to avoid an accident or danger, they may also not be held liable. In these cases, it will be up to the court to determine whether or not the driver was contributorily negligent.

How Malloy Law Can Help

Every car accident case is going to present unique challenges and hurdles to reaching a settlement. Speeding is just one possible complication out of hundreds. We here at Malloy Law Offices are well versed in the twists and turns a car accident case can take. As the DC metro area’s car accident specialists, we work hard every day to win the compensation our clients are entitled to. Don’t deal with the aftermath of your car accident alone! Contact Malloy Law to start seeking justice today!