Houston Speeding Car Accident Lawyers

You likely know that speeding is dangerous, but you never know how dangerous it is until it contributes to an accident that harms you or a loved one.

The fact is: speed plays an outsize role in far too many traffic fatalities. If you or someone you care about has been injured by another driver’s excess speed, reach out today for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced Houston car accident lawyer.

How Speeding Contributes to Serious Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speed limits are posted as a means of protecting everyone who travels on our roads.

Consider the following statistics related to speeding car accidents:

  • In one year alone, 11,258 people lost their lives in traffic accidents that were caused by excess speed.

  • In that same year, excess speed played a pivotal role in 29 percent of all fatal traffic accidents.

Speed contributes to car accidents in the following ways:

  • It increases the likelihood that the driver will lose control of their vehicle.

  • It amplifies the severity of the crash, which translates to more serious injuries and to increased financial losses.

  • It interferes with the effectiveness of safety mechanisms, such as seat belts and airbags.

  • It increases the amount of stopping distance a driver requires.

Why Do Drivers Speed?

Motorists have many reasons for speeding. And while you’ve undoubtedly heard them all, you likely also realize that none of these reasons are good enough to jeopardize your or another driver’s safety.

Consider the following common excuses:

  • Traffic was terrible – Speeding is often an aggressive response to bad traffic.

  • I was running late – We all have places to go and business to take care of, but responsible motorists factor safe driving practices into their schedules.

Still, other drivers rely on being anonymous behind the wheel of a car, and they take advantage of acting out by speeding excessively. Further, some motorists simply have no regard for the rules of the road or the safety of others on it. Finally, young men aged 15 to 20 seem to have a need for speed – they are involved in about a third of all fatal speed-related accidents.

How Do You Prove Someone Was Speeding in an Accident?

One of the primary elements of your speeding car accident claim is proving the other driver’s negligence, which in this case is excess speed.

This is a job that you’re better off leaving in your attorney’s capable hands, and it involves skillfully compiling all the following forms of evidence:

  • The police report, which may address the matter of the other driver’s speed – if a speeding ticket was issued, it could serve as very strong evidence of negligence

  • The testimony of those who witnessed the accident

  • Any relevant photos, videos, or dashcam footage

  • The testimony of professionals with relevant expertise

  • Accident recreation models that depict the physics of the accident

  • Accident recreation attempts that focus on speed

Physical, Financial, and Emotional Losses After a Speeding Car Accident

In your car accident claim, you can seek compensation for a range of losses — or legal damages — and your ability to recover compensation for these losses can play an important role in your overall recovery.

These categories of loss include:

  • Property damage to your vehicle and to any of its contents

  • Medical bills that may continue into the future

  • Lost income, which can include career losses

  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Another critical aspect of your claim is your ability to clearly demonstrate the full extent of your losses, which is another job for your skilled car accident lawyer.

How We Can Help

At Haun Mena, we take a personalized approach to every claim we handle, and in the process, we focus our efforts on the following:

  • Gathering the evidence necessary to prove that the other driver’s excess speed caused the accident that left you injured

  • Gathering the evidence necessary to prove the extent of your losses, which can include your medical records, your doctor’s reports, your own testimony of your losses, the testimony of those close to you, and beyond

  • Communicating with the insurance company in an effort to save you the trouble and to diminish the risk that the insurance rep will coax you into making a statement that damages your claim

  • Helping you navigate the claims process and make the right decisions for you along the way, which includes taking a break from social media while your claim is pending

  • Engaging with the insurance company for a claim resolution that honors your rights, best interests, and fullest recovery

  • Carefully preparing to take your claim to court if necessary

Injured in an Accident That Involved Speeding? Contact Us

The Houston car accident lawyers at Haun Mena have seen how speeding contributes to serious car accidents. We can pursue compensation that holds a speeding driver accountable. Let our experience help get the job done. Your claim is important to us, so contact us online or call 713-561-5334 for more information today.

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