When the police arrive on the scene of an accident, they will assess if anyone broke the law. Police are trained in recognizing the signs that a driver was speeding. If they believe a driver was speeding, they typically will issue a citation. This citation can be used as evidence in civil court to prove the other driver was breaking the law and thus, is responsible for the accident. Make sure that when the police officer arrives to the scene that you believe the other driver was speeding and they will investigate further.
Camera footage can be used to help determine if the other driver was speeding. When you get into an accident, make sure to take note if there are any traffic cameras or security cameras that may have recorded the accident. An expert can review this footage and estimate the speed of the other driver, potentially proving they were speeding. To access this footage you will need the help of an attorney. Your attorney can request the footage and even issue a subpoena if needed to get access to this footage. Further, if you or the other driver had a dash camera, the footage from those cameras can be used as well.
An eye witness may not be able to determine the speed a driver is driving, but they can tell if the other driver was moving faster than other vehicles. This is especially apparent in areas with a lower posted speed limit like 25 or 35 MPH. Obtaining their testimony that states they believe the other driver was speeding can help strengthen your case. Make sure after the accident, you get the contact information of any witnesses so they can make a statement about what they saw. Eyewitness testimony goes far with the courts because they are an objective third party.
Experts like crash reconstructionists have a strong background in physics. They can look at the damage on the vehicles and begin to work out complex calculations that factor in velocity, vehicle weight, weather patterns, and other information. From there they can calculate how fast the other driver was going. This is a pretty exact science, so the courts will take the testimony from an expert witness into account when determining if the other driver was speeding. A good attorney has a network of expert witnesses that can help evaluate your accident and prove a statement to the courts.
These four types of evidence can help you prove that the other driver was speeding and thus broke the law and is at fault for the accident. The St. Pete’s Lawyer, Michael Babboni can help. He’ll review your case and determine what evidence is needed to prove your claim. He has a broad network of experts and can put together all the documentation and evidence needed for the courts. Call him today to learn more about how he can help you win your auto accident case!