If you are involved in an accident because the other driver was speeding, you may need to prove that the driver was speeding to be able to prove that the driver was negligent. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced auto accident attorney, there are forms of evidence you can gather that can be used to show that the other driver was speeding. 

Speed Kills

Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents which is why it is very illegal. Speeding makes damage to the vehicle much worse and also increases the risk that you'll be injured. 

The Evidence

If the speeding driver is pulled over by a police officer, she might write the speeding driver a ticket. This is one of the best pieces of evidence because a police officer is considered a credible witness and the defendant might also agree that she was speeding. However, police officers do not always catch that the driver was speeding and you might need to uncover this yourself.

Physical Evidence

Your auto accident attorney may be able to discover physical evidence that proves that the other driver was speeding at the scene of the accident. For example, the attorney might discover that there are skid marks on the road. A traffic forensic expert often uses this as evidence of how fast the driver was traveling.

The level of damage is also often used as evidence that the other driver was speeding. This is because when the driver crashes into your vehicle the level of damage might only be possible if the driver was traveling at a high enough speed.

The damage caused by an accident at a high speed is very likely to create road debris. A traffic forensic expert can measure how far the debris was thrown and can use this as evidence that the other motorist was traveling at a high speed. However, the debris might be moved so you'll want to take photographs from multiple angles shortly after the crash.


While a police officer is the best type of witness, any witness could assist you in proving that the other driver was speeding. Third-party witnesses who you do not have a relationship with can be the best option. If you are having a difficult time tracking down witnesses, an auto accident attorney might have some ideas for how you can go about finding those who may have witnessed the accident.

If you need help proving the other driver was speeding after an accident, talk to an auto accident attorney today. It can be very helpful in the long run.