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Each year since 1990, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been inundated with reports of over six million car accidents across the nation, with a staggering three million of those incidents resulting in injuries to individuals. These statistics underscore the pervasive risks inherent in modern transportation systems, particularly concerning automobiles, trucks and motorcycles—the primary modes of travel for millions of Americans. Despite advancements in vehicle safety technology, automobile collisions persist as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with sobering projections indicating that one in three Americans will experience at least one car wreck causing injury during their lifetime.

In Georgia alone, the toll of traffic fatalities is a sobering reality. According to NHTSA data from 2008, the state witnessed a tragic total of 1,493 traffic-related deaths—a figure that not only signifies the profound loss experienced by families and communities but also highlights the urgency of implementing effective measures to enhance roadway safety.

Speeding – A Primary Cause of Motor Vehicle Collisions

Speeding contributes to more traffic accidents in the United States than virtually any other traffic-related offense. Its impact transcends mere numbers, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealing that speeding-related crashes impose a staggering economic burden of $28.0 billion annually on society. Moreover, speeding emerges as a leading factor in fatal crashes, with statistics from 1999 indicating that it contributed to a startling 30 percent of all such incidents. The toll of these tragedies extends beyond monetary costs, with a heartbreaking 12,628 lives lost in speeding-related crashes that year alone.

Under Georgia law, all motorists are legally obligated to operate their vehicles at a safe speed, as outlined in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-180. This statute unequivocally mandates that “No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards than existing.” This legal provision underscores the paramount importance of exercising caution and discretion while navigating roadways, particularly in the face of varying environmental and situational factors. Speeding not only violates this statutory mandate but also significantly heightens the risk of involvement in a vehicular collision.

The repercussions of speeding extend far beyond mere legal violations. Research indicates that higher speeds drastically diminish driver reaction times, leaving individuals ill-prepared to respond effectively to sudden hazards or obstacles on the road. Moreover, elevated speeds exponentially increase the severity of impacts in the event of a collision, amplifying the likelihood of catastrophic injuries and fatalities for all parties involved. From debilitating physical trauma to profound emotional anguish, the consequences of speeding-related accidents reverberate throughout the lives of victims and their families, often inflicting enduring hardships and financial burdens.

FAQs about Speeding

Why is speeding considered a primary cause of motor vehicle collisions?
Speeding significantly reduces driver reaction times and increases the severity of impacts in the event of a collision. It also escalates the risk of accidents by making it harder for drivers to maneuver safely and anticipate hazards on the road.

How does speeding affect the likelihood of catastrophic injuries in accidents?
Higher speeds amplify the force of impact during collisions, leading to more severe injuries for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved. These injuries can range from broken bones and internal trauma to traumatic brain injuries and fatalities.

What are the legal consequences of speeding?
Speeding is a violation of traffic laws and can result in fines, license suspension, increased insurance premiums and even criminal charges, especially in cases where it leads to serious accidents or fatalities.

Are there specific demographics more prone to speeding?
While speeding can be a behavior exhibited by drivers of any age or demographic, studies have shown that young males, particularly those aged 16-25, are more likely to engage in speeding behaviors, often resulting in a higher rate of accidents and fatalities within this age group.

What should I do if I’ve been injured in a speeding-related accident?
If you’ve been injured in a speeding-related accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately and report the incident to the authorities. You should also consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights, navigate the claims process, and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

Contact the Automobile Accident Attorneys at Burnside Law Firm

At Burnside Law Firm LLP, our team of seasoned attorneys boasts extensive experience in advocating for individuals who have suffered injuries due to auto wrecks caused by speeding and other negligent behaviors. Over the years, we have diligently represented numerous clients and secured favorable results, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to justice and accountability. When you entrust your case to us, you can rest assured that we will leverage our legal acumen and resources to vigorously pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. Our comprehensive approach encompasses not only seeking damages for tangible losses such as medical expenses and lost wages but also addressing intangible harms such as pain and suffering. We understand the profound toll that auto accidents can take on your life, and we are steadfast in our determination to alleviate your burdens and secure a brighter future for you and your loved ones.

To learn more about filing an automobile accident claim in Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Athens or another city in Georgia, please call Burnside Law Firm (706) 432-8320 to speak to one of our lawyers.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


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Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Meet The Team

Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264