Speed limits exist to keep motorists safe. A speeding driver can cause a car accident that results in very serious injuries. If either you or a loved one was recently involved in a car accident with a speeding driver, you may require the services of an attorney in Houston.
Insurance adjusters have been trained to use certain tactics so that you may sign documents that relinquish you of any future rights for a claim. Unfortunately, some of the injuries that speeding drivers cause can actually worsen or not start causing you pain until several months after your accident. To protect you from the insurance company, it is advisable to hire a Houston auto accident lawyer.
A reputable lawyer with McDonald Worley representing you the insurance company will have to take your claim seriously. They will be unable to take advantage of you and we will fight to ensure that you get every penny that you are entitled to in compensation. Call us today at (281) 623-1906 to schedule a free consultation.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why Should I Hire a Houston Speeding Accident Attorney?
- 2 Will My Speeding Accident Claim Go To Court?
- 3 Our Accident Attorneys in Houston Will Seek Compensation
- 4 How Do Our Attorneys Investigate Speeding Accidents?
- 5 What Damages Can A Speeding Accident Claim Cover?
- 6 Contact Our Houston Speeding Accident Attorneys Today!
Why Should I Hire a Houston Speeding Accident Attorney?
One thing that insurance providers usually fear is a legal representation. While the said insurance companies have their own lawyers, they also know that going to trial is likely to be considerably more expensive than the compensation your Houston, Texas, speeding accident attorney seeks for you. Car accidents happen all the time with speeding being one of the leading causes. If you are the victim of a speeding accident, you shouldn’t allow the insurance company to push you around.
Here are some statistics for auto accidents and injuries in the United States for 2010:
- Every 81 seconds there was an accident reported
- A person was injured in an auto accident every 2 minutes and 26 seconds
- Every 2 hours and 54 minutes a fatal crash was reported
- Traffic accidents were responsible for 90 percent of fatalities from age 4 to 33
- Over 200,000 individuals sustained injuries in auto accidents
- Over 3,000 people suffered fatalities due to auto accidents
- Over $20 million was lost due to these accidents
Some of the statistics might be alarming and if you are the victim of an auto accident involving speeding, you are probably all too aware that it could happen to you. Auto accidents happen all the time for a variety of reasons, but speeding is definitely the worst. If you don’t have a Houston speeding accident lawyer representing you, it is very to find yourself broke and in pain.
Will My Speeding Accident Claim Go To Court?
If you have one of our attorneys representing you, there won’t be any need to worry. We handle everything from interviewing the witnesses to conducting a full investigation of the accident.
If necessary, we might even call in experts to recreate the accident to help us have a better understanding of what transpired. Our lawyers will prepare for trial while seeking possible compensation outside the courts.
Insurance companies only ever take claims to court if they are confident enough of winning or when they believe that your lawyer cannot afford the trial. With a leading speeding accident law firm in Houston such as McDonald Worley representing you, however, the insurance company is likely to offer you a fair settlement.
The vast majority of car accident claims never see the inside of a Houston courtroom, but it is still important to hire a lawyer that will be ready to fight for you in court if it ever comes down to that.
Our Accident Attorneys in Houston Will Seek Compensation
If you fail to hire a resourceful injury law firm to help with your claim, you might end up with far less than is needed to pay for medical bills now as well as in the future. You will also not be fairly compensated for the time spent away from the job, the pain suffered, or even the injuries sustained. It is just not fair, but it is the reality of dealing with insurance companies by yourself.
Insurance companies are always looking to pay the absolute minimum as required by the policy of the driver responsible for the accident. If they manage to find a way to actually pay you nothing, they definitely will.
If you have a speeding accident attorney in Houston representing you, however, the insurance company will know that you are serious about the claim and will be more likely to offer you a settlement that’s better suited to what you rightfully deserve.
How Do Our Attorneys Investigate Speeding Accidents?
If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, it is almost guaranteed that the driver, his/her insurance provider, or both will contest your right to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
It is not difficult to find evidence to build a case against such a driver as it was a few years back. The data management capabilities found in the vast majority of vehicles today, as well as the presence of traffic cameras and other tools, allow speeding accident and injury lawyers in Houston to identify speeding as the contributing factor or cause of an auto accident that results in injuries or even wrongful death.
Physical examination of the damage to the vehicles and measuring the length of the skid marks can also help determine the speed of the vehicle. Many of the newer vehicles even come with an event data recorder (EDR). It is used for monitoring and saving information such as engine RPM and wheel speed that can be later downloaded after an accident.
You can think of an EDR in a passenger vehicle as you would a flight data recorder that’s found on airliners. In some cases, traffic cameras, red-light cameras at intersections, as well as nearby security systems can record accidents and the images can be later retrieved to help in determining the speed of the vehicle.
It is absolutely critical to ensure that the investigation is done as soon as possible after the accident since much of the physical evidence can disappear quickly. The negligent driver might have his/her vehicle rapidly junked to get rid of any evidence.
If that’s the case, McDonald Worley will obtain a court order to preserve the damaged vehicle as well as its EDR data. We may even work with law enforcement as they too conduct a criminal investigation of the negligent driver.
What Damages Can A Speeding Accident Claim Cover?
If the evidence demonstrates that speed contributed to the accident and your injuries, we can help you hold the at-fault driver liable for the injuries as well as other losses including:
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of past and future earning capacity
- Current and future medical expenses
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages (if appropriate)
Contact Our Houston Speeding Accident Attorneys Today!
McDonald Worley is committed to offering you the best legal representation in the Houston area. If you provide us with several details about yourself and the accident you were in, we can match the right lawyer with your needs. Some attorneys specialize in one type of accident or injury more than another does and we know which ones work best with what types of cases.
One of our lawyers will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and provide a full case evaluation at no cost to you. If we believe that you have a viable claim, we will file all the necessary paperwork and start negotiating with the insurance company. Contact us today to learn how we can help your accident claim.