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Helping injury victims of car accidents caused by speeding recover compensation.

Summary

  • Speeding is a factor in about a third of all car accidents, leading to thousands of deaths every year.
  • Speeding makes it more difficult for drivers to avoid accidents, and increases the damage an accident can cause.
  • Working with a speeding accident lawyer can help you pursue an effective claim and receive a fair settlement.

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There are millions of car crashes every year, causing incredible physical and financial damage, and speeding is one of the leading causes. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you’re not alone. The team of experienced speeding accident lawyers at Werner, Hoffman & Greig have a proven track record of success in recovering damages for our clients, and we’re ready to fight for your best interests. For a free consultation, contact us today at 800-320-HELP or using our online contact form.

How Speeding Causes Car Accidents

Speeding is a leading factor in a third of all car accidents, a statistic that has held true for decades, and speeding-related accidents cause over 12,000 deaths every year.

Speeding increases the likelihood of devastating car accidents by:

  • Increasing the potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Reducing possible reaction time for avoiding obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles
  • Increasing the necessary braking distance
  • Increasing the force involved in a collision
  • Reducing the effectiveness of occupant safety systems

Although speeding may be commonplace, but that definitely doesn’t make it safe.

Types of Speeding Accidents

Speeding can be a contributing factor in a number of different types of car accidents, including:

  • Rear-end collisions: These occur when a speeding driver crashes into the back of another vehicle that is stopped or slowing down.
  • Sideswipe accidents: These happen when the sides of two vehicles come into contact at speed.
  • Head-on collisions: These can be the most severe type of car accident and often occur when a speeding driver crosses the center line and crashes into another vehicle head-on.
  • Single-vehicle accidents: These can occur when a speeding driver loses control of their vehicle and crashes into a fixed object, such as a tree or guardrail.

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Speeding and Injury Severity

The severity of injuries sustained in car accidents is often directly related to the speed of the vehicles involved. According to the World Health Organization, higher speeds exponentially increase the risks of both injuries and fatalities.

Higher speeds increase the force of impact, which can lead to more serious injuries, such as:

How to Prove the At-Fault Driver was Speeding

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it can be tricky to prove that the at-fault driver was speeding. The right evidence will be crucial to prove that the other driver was at fault and secure the compensation you deserve.

Some evidence that can be used in a speeding accident claim includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony: Any who witnessed the accident can help support your side of the story and confirm the other driver was speeding.
  • Police reports: Official police reports will often include information about the speed at which the vehicles were traveling before the accident.
  • Video footage: Any traffic or security cameras that captured the incident can show whether the other driver was speeding.
  • Physical evidence: The condition of any vehicles involved in the crash can reveal the speeds at which the accident may have taken place.
  • GPS data: Navigation systems can record how fast the vehicles were traveling before the accident.
  • Expert witnesses: Accident reconstructionists and other experts can demonstrate the likelihood that the at-fault driver was spending.

Steps to Take After a Speeding Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention immediately: After any car accident, make sure you get checked out by a medical professional right away, even if you don’t feel seriously injured. You may have hidden injuries you’re not aware of, and medical records could be a helpful piece of evidence later on.
  • Contact the police: An official police report makes it much easier to pursue a claim.
  • Gather evidence: Speak to any witnesses, take photographs of the scene of the accident or your injuries, and make sure to get copies of any official reports.
  • Contact a speeding accident lawyer: An experienced car accident lawyer can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

How Can Werner, Hoffman & Greig Help You?

In the aftermath of a speeding accident, you may be dealing with severe physical injuries, emotional trauma, or financial burdens. A successful speeding accident claim can help get you back on your feet, but pursuing a case in the complicated legal system can make an already difficult time even harder.

The attorneys at Werner, Hoffman & Greig can help you. We have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers who are dedicated to helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve. We will work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. And if necessary, we will also represent you in court.

Contact Our Experienced Speeding Accident Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experienced attorneys at Werner, Hoffman & Greig. We understand what you’re going through, and we’ll use our skills and knowledge to support you during a tough time. We’ll fight for you to receive a fair settlement that gives you the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

To learn more about how we can help or to schedule a free case evaluation, please contact us online or at (800) 320-HELP

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people speed?

Every case is different, and it’s difficult to clearly explain the motivations behind speeding. Some possible reasons that people speed include:

  • Impatience. Drivers may be in a hurry to get somewhere, and speed to save time.
  • Distracted driving. Drivers may be using their phones or are otherwise distracted, and don’t realize they’re exceeding the speed limit.
  • Aggressive driving. Some drivers allow anger and frustration to influence their actions on the road.
  • Excitement. Some people enjoy the thrill of driving at high speeds, and may even enjoy the risk.
  • Lack of consequences. Many drivers have been speeding habitually for years, and don’t see anything wrong with it.

How does speeding affect my car accident claim?

If the other driver was speeding, that could be an example of negligence, which would make your claim stronger. In states with comparative fault laws, like Florida, the other driver’s excessive speed can increase the compensation you’re entitled to.

However, even if the other driver was speeding, you may be partially at fault if you were also behaving negligently. Consult with an experienced speeding accident lawyer for more specific information about your case.

Do I need to hire a speeding accident lawyer?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident involving a speeding driver, working with an experienced lawyer is a very good idea. 

It’s technically possible for you to gather evidence, file a claim, negotiate with insurance companies, or pursue a lawsuit yourself, but there’s a lot that can go wrong. A speeding accident lawyer can use their knowledge and experience to help you file a successful claim and recover the damages you deserve.

What damages can I recover after a speeding accident? 

Victims of speeding accidents can receive compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses. Past and future costs of medical treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication.
  • Lost wages. Wages lost as a result of missing work.
  • Pain and suffering. Compensation for the physical and emotional pain you’ve endured.
  • Loss of life enjoyment. If your injuries have impacted your ability to participate in activities you used to enjoy, you may be entitled to compensation for this loss.
  • Property damage. Costs associated with repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle.
  • Wrongful death. If you lost a loved one in a speeding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress.

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