Some negligent or intentionally reckless drivers speed because they are running late, don’t want to get stuck at a red light, or just want a cheap thrill. By speeding, a person puts other drivers on the road, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, in danger of severe injuries. A high-speed collision can cause significant injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and back and neck injuries, and spinal cord damage.
A speeding accident can result in expensive medical bills, property damages, and mental anguish, that you may not be able to pay for out-of-pocket. An experienced speeding accident lawyer can help you assess damages, prove the at-fault party’s liability, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer to help you pursue fair compensation for your damages. The speeding accident lawyers at The Russo Firm have years of experience helping speeding accident victims across the United States and can provide you with legal counsel as well.
Why Choose The Russo Firm for Help With Your Speeding Accident Claim?
A speeding accident can have a negative effect on your quality of life, with a high-speed accident possibly causing a severe injury that can have lingering symptoms for weeks, months, or years. That’s not to mention the emotional and psychological effect such an accident can have on you, as you may have newfound stress attached to the act of driving. The speeding accident attorneys at The Russo Firm know of the stress and suffering caused by speeding accidents and can use that knowledge to properly help you pursue compensation for damages.
At The Russo Firm, we do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to legal counsel, meaning we will not approach each claim the exact same way. Each of our clients has suffered in a specific way, and we wish to communicate with you to learn how you suffered. We can use this information to shape our legal counsel around the specifics of your claim and help you recover compensation for your specific damages. Contact The Russo Firm today to learn how our speeding accident lawyers can put you in the best position to recover compensation for the full cost of your damages.
The Russo Firm Case Results
The speeding accident lawyers at The Russo Firm can help you earn a fair settlement or court award that can pay for the full cost of your damages. We understand how difficult both of these processes can be, with specific challenges that our speeding accident lawyers are fully aware of. Our speeding accident lawyers have worked for years with speeding accident victims and have helped them earn compensation through both means.
Insurance companies will do anything in their power to deny, devalue, or delay your settlement to keep their profits high. We have seen every attempt they can make and can use our experience to mitigate the effect of their settlement-limiting attempts. We know the best ways to negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement. If this does not work and we cannot reach a fair settlement, our speeding accident lawyers can help you with a court case to pursue compensation for the full cost of your damages.
The following are some of The Russo Firm case results our lawyers have earned for their clients:
- $3.3 Million for Car Accident Caused by speeding
- $2.4 Million for Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis
- $2 Million for Wrongful Death Trucking Accident
- $1.75 Million Product Liability Jury Award
- $650 Thousand for Car Accident Jury Award
How Can Speeding Cause a Traffic Accident?
A driver may drive above the speed limit if they are running late, traffic is moving too slow, or they just want the thrill of speeding. This is an extremely dangerous negligent driving behavior that can result in massive damage and harm to others on the road. Speed limits are determined for a certain area for a reason, as that is the fastest you can go and still adjust to other drivers on the road.
Speeding can reduce a driver’s reaction time, decrease their ability to maneuver their vehicle out of danger, and increase the time it takes to stop their vehicle. All of these effects caused by speeding can make stopping at a sudden stop sign or red light difficult and can cause a catastrophic rear-end accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding contributed to 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2020, causing 11,258 deaths. Over the past two decades, speeding has been involved in one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. Speeding is an extremely dangerous behavior behind the wheel that can cause catastrophic damages that you can pursue compensation for in a speeding accident claim.
Factors That Can Contribute to a Speeding Accident
It can be easy for a driver to begin speeding. While stuck in traffic on their way to work, a driver may get frustrated at how long it is taking and could speed as soon as they are able to. Despite the relatable conditions that can lead to speeding, it is still extremely dangerous and can cause significant harm to others on the road.
The following are some of the factors that can contribute to a driver speeding and causing an accident:
- Running late
- Impaired judgment
- Not wanting to get stuck at a red light
- Showing off for others in the car
- Road rage
- For the thrill of driving above the speed limit
- Disregard for the law
- Traffic is moving too slow for their liking
If you were involved in a speeding accident, you could file a speeding accident claim to pursue compensation for your damages. A speeding accident lawyer can help you assess your damages, determine liability, and collect evidence to prove the at-fault party’s liability to allow you to collect fair compensation for your damages.
Speeding Accident Injuries
A high-speed car crash can affect your vehicle from any angle and expose you to catastrophic impact that can result in a severe injury. Motor vehicle accident injuries result from whiplash, penetrating or blunt force trauma, direct blows from hard objects in the car, or crushing impact from being compressed by two hard objects. The speed with which your body can move following a speeding accident can bring it into dangerous contact with many hard objects, with the pressure affecting your bones, skin, tendons, muscles, etc.
The following are some of the severe injuries caused by a speeding accident that you can pursue compensation for:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Knee injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Chest injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
What Should You Do After a Speeding Accident?
Following a speeding accident, you may begin getting stressed out thinking about all that you have to do now. You have to address your severe injury with medical treatment, but may not have the money to pay for it. There are steps that you should take after a speeding accident to address your health, collect evidence to prove the at-fault party’s liability, and put yourself in a position to recover fair compensation for your damages.
The following are some of the things you should do after a speeding accident:
- Receive medical attention for severe injuries caused by the speeding accident
- Collect evidence at the scene of the speeding accident
- Exchange contact information with the speeding driver and any witnesses
- Notify your insurance company of the speeding accident
- Collect vital records to prove the speeding driver’s liability
- Write down all the details you can remember from the speeding accident
- Hire a speeding accident lawyer
Filing a Speeding Accident Claim
In most speeding accident claims, the liable party will be the speeding driver whose negligence led to the speeding accident. By speeding, they are putting others on the road in danger of getting in a motor vehicle accident that can cause significant harm, which can leave them liable for damages in a speeding accident claim.
After filing a speeding accident claim, you and your speeding accident lawyer will have to prove the at-fault party’s liability. This involves collecting evidence that proves the other driver was speeding and caused the accident as a result.
Most U.S. states operate under the theory of negligence, which means you will have to prove the following:
- The speeding driver owed you a duty of care to drive safely and not put you in danger
- The driver drove above the speed limit and breached the duty of care
- You received damages from the speeding accident
- The damages you received were a direct result of the speeding and breach of duty of care
Your speeding accident lawyer can use their experience with these types of claims to determine what evidence can best prove the at-fault party’s liability. Some of that evidence could include photographic evidence from the scene of the accident, medical records, police reports, witness statements, expert witness testimonies, and vehicle accident reconstructions.
Damages in a Speeding Accident Claim
The speeding driver caused damages through their negligence. These are financial losses that you suffered as a result of the speeding accident that you can pursue through a speeding accident claim. A speeding accident lawyer can help you assess your current and future damages to determine how much the full cost of your damages could be.
They can help you pursue compensation for both economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include costs with a specific monetary value, such as medical bills. Non-economic damages are those without a specific monetary value but reflect how your standard of living has been negatively affected by the speeding accident, such as pain and suffering.
The following are some of the car accident damages you can pursue compensation for in a speeding accident claim:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Property damage
- Disability costs
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help With Your Speeding Accident Claim?
Following a speeding accident, you can handle the claims process on your own. However, without experience with speeding accidents, you may make a mistake that can hurt your ability to recover full compensation.
Hiring a car accident lawyer with speeding accident claim experience can help you recover compensation for the full cost of your speeding accident damages. They will have a better understanding of how to handle the process and what steps need to be taken for you to put yourself in the best position to recover compensation. Your experienced speeding accident lawyer can help you recover fair compensation while you focus on your medical recovery.
The following are some of the ways a speeding accident attorney can help with your case:
- Assess your speeding accident damages
- Determine which party drove above the speed limit and caused the car crash
- Send a demand letter to the speeding driver’s insurer
- Collect evidence and important records that can prove the speeding driver’s liability
- Interview witnesses and experts to strengthen your case
- Negotiate a settlement with the speeding driver’s insurance company
- Represent you in a speeding accident lawsuit court case
Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Speeding Accident Claim
At The Russo Firm, we have car accident lawyers with specific experience helping speeding accident victims. They understand the laws in each state regarding speeding accidents and can use their experience and expertise to put you in the best position to recover fair compensation for your damages. We believe in investing our time and resources into clients that put their trust in us to do the best job possible for them. The speeding accident lawyers at The Russo Firm can help you recover compensation for speeding accident damages through personalized legal counsel, consistent communication, and experienced settlement negotiation skills.
If you were involved in a speeding accident, you could get a free consultation with the Russo Law Firm’s speeding accident lawyers to see how they can help you recover compensation for your damages. Contact us at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page.