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Is Speeding Grounds for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

People recognize that drunk drivers are responsible for wrongful deaths, but excessive speed is also a factor in many wrongful deaths in Georgia. Drivers who drive well above the speed limit—even without being impaired—can seriously injure or kill someone else sharing the road with them. 

In fact, one of the main reasons people are killed on our roads is due to drivers violating traffic laws and making reckless driving behaviors such as:

  • Running a red light or stop sign 
  • Making illegal maneuvers 
  • Participating in texting while driving
  • Speeding in excess over the posted speed limits

When drivers participate in violating traffic laws, they put other innocent motorists in danger that may result in serious injuries or fatalities. Speeding has been the cause of many fatal accidents in Georgia, as drivers who speed often lose control of their vehicles or cannot bring their cars to a complete stop in time.

In Georgia, anything over 15 miles per hour above the posted speed limit carries a fine and penalties, and excessive speeding can be considered reckless driving.

If your loved one was taken from you in a car crash due to a negligent, reckless driver who was participating in speeding, you need to hold the driver responsible for his or her actions. Our experienced wrongful death lawyer at Shane Smith Law can help your family seek justice. 

Call (980) 246-2656 today to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and your rights during a free consultation.

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