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While state and federal laws regulate how fast drivers should go, not everyone follows them. According to the National Safety Council, speeding played a role in 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2021 — an average of 33 people every day.

If you’ve experienced injuries or lost a loved one in a crash, you can benefit from talking to a speeding car accident lawyer at Big Auto Accident Attorneys.

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    Consult a Speeding Car Accident Lawyer After Your Crash

    Big Auto Accident Attorneys is part of a national team of co-counsel law firms. We work with top-tier accident lawyers to get big results for your case. We have the resources you need to obtain the highest compensation for you or your loved one after an accident.

    Contact us today to discuss your case with a speeding car accident lawyer. Our initial consultation is free. You owe us nothing unless you win, so there’s no obligation. See how Big Auto Accident Attorneys can help you.

    To learn more about your rights after an accident, call us today at 1 (844) BIG-AUTO

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    How Can a Speeding Car Accident Lawyer Help After a Crash?

    After you’ve been in a crash, you have many things to take care of. These tasks can feel especially difficult if you are working to recover from your injuries. Our attorneys can assist you.

    Review Your Legal Options

    We will consult with you after your accident to learn what happened. After getting the information, we will review your options and advise you on the next steps.

    Gather Evidence

    Getting evidence to prove your claim is essential. We will review:

    • Police reports
    • Medical records
    • Photos and videos
    • Witness statements

    We will use the evidence we find in your favor to help build your case.

    Interview Witnesses

    We can talk to people who witnessed the accident and gather helpful information. We will ask them to explain what they saw and ask follow-up questions.

    Investigate the Cause of the Crash

    Our speeding car accident lawyer can get information about your accident by looking at the damage on all involved vehicles. We can also review weather and road conditions at the time of the crash. We may visit the accident scene to look for tire marks and examine anything that may have played a role during the accident.

    Complete and File Paperwork

    Accidents can create quite a paper trail. Completing and filing required forms can feel daunting when you or your loved one are recovering. You may need to complete forms for:

    • The auto insurance company
    • The Department of Motor Vehicles, depending on state law
    • Your health insurance company
    • Your employer, if you have a work absence
    • Long-term disability

    We can complete forms for you and ensure they meet deadlines.

    Talk to the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

    Insurance companies want to protect their bottom line. They may offer you a lowball settlement amount right away, hoping that you will accept.
    It can be tempting to take such an offer for the sake of moving on. However, the amount the insurance company offers might not cover your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our speeding car accident lawyer has experience with these types of cases, and we know how much they are worth. We will negotiate with insurers to get you a higher amount.

    Take Your Case to Court

    Our lawyers will work hard to settle with the insurance company before going to court. However, we will take your case to trial if required. We may need to do so if:

    • The insurance company doesn’t offer you a fair settlement
    • Parties cannot agree on who was at fault for the accident
    • Further negotiations are unsuccessful

    Our job is to get you a fair settlement. We will advise you on your options and take the necessary steps to work for maximum compensation.

    Why Is Speeding So Dangerous?

    As a speeding car accident lawyer can tell you, a fast-moving vehicle has much more force and requires more time to stop than a slower car. Driving even a few miles per hour over the speed limit can significantly increase an accident’s severity.

    More Forceful Impact

    A speeding vehicle’s increased force means it hits cars, bicyclists or pedestrians much harder than a slower-moving car. A crash that may have been low-impact at the speed limit can be exponentially worse, even at 25% higher speed.
    Road safety structures are everywhere. Some examples are highway medians, guard rails along steep edges and concrete barriers in construction zones. Hopefully, you never need to take advantage of their protection.
    A speeding vehicle has more velocity. If it hits a barrier, it may impact it at a greater force than the barrier was designed to take, reducing the barrier’s protective ability. The car may breach it and end up in oncoming traffic or a busy construction zone.

    Increased Stopping Distance

    Braking distance goes up exponentially with speed — when the driver’s speed doubles, the braking distance quadruples. Put another way, speeding vehicles take longer to stop. A crash that could have been avoided at 30 miles per hour can be severe at 60 miles per hour.
    Your speeding car accident lawyer will investigate whether excessive speed played a role in your crash.

    Reduced Reaction Time

    Speeding drivers have less distance to react to their surroundings. The average time it takes a driver to perceive and respond to a hazard is about 1.6 seconds.
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    If a hazard is 100 feet away and the driver is going 20 miles per hour, they have time to react with more than 50 feet to spare. If they are driving 100 miles per hour, though, they reach the hazard long before they have time to react.

    What Should You Do After a Speeding Car Accident?

    Being in an accident can cause an in-the-moment adrenaline rush. It may be harder to think clearly. It can help if you know what to do ahead of time.

    Contact Emergency Responders

    Having police there to get a report is essential to putting your accident on the record — even one that seems minor at the time. The police will record accident information, direct traffic and take witness statements.

    Talk to Witnesses

    Get the names and numbers of people who saw the accident. Their statements may benefit you when you file a claim or consult your speeding car accident lawyer.

    Document the Surroundings

    Take notice of your surroundings and record them, including information such as:

    • Time of day
    • Traffic conditions
    • Weather patterns

    If you are able to take photos or videos of the accident scene and your injuries, they may provide helpful evidence in the future.

    Get Examined by a Doctor

    Seeking medical attention following a crash is a good idea, even if you don’t notice any injuries. You may be too preoccupied to notice you are hurt. Some trauma shows up days or weeks later — having a doctor examine you right away can help tie your injuries to the crash.

    Consult a Speeding Car Accident Lawyer

    Our attorneys can provide support after a crash. You or your loved one can focus on hospital visits, therapy appointments and caring for your mental well-being while we work on your behalf. We will handle the details of your claim and ensure the necessary tasks are completed on time.

    What Types of Compensation Can You Receive After a Crash?

    You can face many types of expenses after a speeding accident. We will work to get fair compensation to pay for these costs.

    Category Description
    Medical Bills Includes hospital bills, follow-up appointments, labs, X-rays, and therapy visits needed for healing after being injured in a crash.
    Property Damage Covers the costs of repairs and bodywork to restore a damaged car, or the replacement of the vehicle if it is deemed a total loss.
    Lost Wages Accounts for the wages missed while recovering from injuries and attending medical appointments, as well as potential future wages lost if unable to return to the job.
    Pain and Suffering Encompasses physical and emotional distress caused by the accident, such as fear, worry, grief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, loss of companionship, and ongoing physical pain. These conditions, though not always physically visible, are real and can be demonstrated by experienced attorneys through descriptions of how life has changed, supported by counselors, family members, and other witnesses.
    Punitive Damages Payments awarded in some states to punish the negligent party if their reckless or malicious behavior caused the accident. A speeding car accident lawyer can advise on the possibility of receiving punitive damages in a specific case.

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