Speeding Car Accident Lawyers

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A car accident at any speed can cause serious, even fatal injuries, but when speed is an additional factor in the crash, the likelihood of catastrophic injuries or wrongful death increase substantially. This is because the impact of a crash increases with the vehicle’s speed, but furthermore, the risk of an accident increases when a driver chooses to ignore speed limits and drive faster than the rest of the traffic on the road. Speed limits are posted with specific consideration for a range of factors, including curves or obstacles, blind drives, school zones, residential homes, and more, and obeying these limits are essential to keeping everyone on or near the road safe from avoidable accidents. Depending on the type of road, these limits are set by the state or local municipality.

While most people operate their vehicles at the legal speed and respect the traffic laws, many people choose to drive faster than the speed limit and often beyond their abilities to handle their car safely. Higher speeds equate to longer stopping times, the need for faster reaction times, and the ability to handle a vehicle in a skid if the speeding driver needs to swerve in an attempt to avoid a collision. Whether the accident is a head-on crash, a t-bone, a rear-end collision, or any other of the many ways that cars can and do crash, the driver who chose to speed must be held accountable for their actions. 

Tort law is specifically intended to provide legal avenues for victims of other people’s reckless or negligent behavior to seek compensation, referred to as “damages,” either through direct negotiations or under the guidance of a judge and jury through a lawsuit. However, the victim chooses to seek repayment for the many impacts of their accident; the most important thing is that they are adequately compensated for the costs and losses associated with this accident caused by someone else’s dangerous behavior. 

Contact 1-800-Injured Today

1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an accident with a speeding driver, you may be entitled to compensation that goes beyond the amount of money that the insurance company is willing to pay, and partnering with an attorney is one of the best ways to ensure that you get what you deserve. Unfortunately, finding a lawyer can be difficult — especially if you are dealing with injuries, missed work, and significant pain at the same time. This is why using our referral service is a great way to connect with a proven attorney with ease. 

Contact us as soon as possible, and we will connect you with a car accident lawyer in your area for a free consultation. During this consultation, you will be able to have a direct conversation with an attorney about your unique situation and learn all about the support they can offer while representing you through either your insurance claim or lawsuit. Many people believe that personal injury lawyers are only for lawsuits. Still, the reality is that most personal injury claims are settled through direct, out-of-court settlements. Legal professionals typically handle the settlements that most accurately reflect the damages a victim is owed. 

Read more below to learn about why working with a lawyer is so essential after a speeding car accident, and contact us today to get started on your case as soon as possible. 

Working With a Lawyer Through an Insurance Claim After a Speeding Car Accident

After any type of crash that someone else is at fault for, the victim will typically file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. When this claim is initiated, an adjuster is assigned to the case who will go through the details of the accident and return to the claimant with a settlement offer, typically a one-time payment in exchange for waiving the right to any future legal action. This process is simple, but the problem is that the settlement is rarely, if ever, fair to the victim. 

Insurance companies focus on protecting their bottom line, which is achieved by settling claims against them aggressively and inexpensively. It is unlikely that your claim will be treated any differently. However, when a claim is initiated by a personal injury attorney representing the victim, the adjuster knows from the start that they are dealing with an experienced and motivated individual or team that is focused entirely on what is best for the victim. 

Get the Representation You Deserve

Insurance adjusters know that most claimants are unfamiliar with personal injury law and will try to avoid touching on damages beyond the most obvious such as medical bills and lost wages. While these two damages are very important, they only tell a small part of the overall picture. Often if a claimant tries to broach the subject of non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, or ongoing emotional distress following an accident, the insurance adjuster is quick (and aggressive) to dismiss these damages. 

When you have an attorney working on your case, you can be sure that they will spend the time it takes to identify ALL of your damages before presenting a demand for a fair settlement supplemented by documentation and evidence for each line item. This type of demand letter takes time and experience to compile, and even then, it is likely to be rejected as negotiations begin. 

Stay Focused On Recovery While Your Lawyer Fights For Your Compensation

Stress and anxiety can have significant impacts on the process of recovering from physical and emotional injuries, and an insurance claim is nothing if it is not stressful — especially if you are committed to fighting for what you deserve. Instead of taking on the added anxiety, your attorney will handle your legal issues while you can stay focused on keeping your stress low to improve your recovery and get your life back on track faster. 

Many people are understandably anxious about their financial futures after a serious accident as their medical bills mount, and they continue to miss out on earning an income. Your lawyer will be able to put your mind at ease and help you understand your long-term strategy for getting all that you are entitled to. Contact us today to get started.