Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Serving the Queens Area
Speeding is a contributing factor in many serious accidents. A driver traveling at an excessively high speed can cause significant, life-altering injuries to other motorists, some of which may even be fatal for those involved. Although we all have a tendency to drive above the posted speed limit at times, when speeds drastically exceed these limits and are accompanied by other reckless maneuvers, a driver should be held accountable for the harm that results. Queens car accident attorney Marc S. Albert represents people injured by negligent drivers. Many times, victims of car crashes need financial assistance beyond what their insurance policies cover to cope with the expenses of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other losses associated with their injuries.
The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert is dedicated to making sure that accident victims receive the compensation to which they are entitled from those responsible for causing their injuries. Our firm serves people throughout New York City and on Long Island and has offered experienced legal representation to victims and their families for more than two decades. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a collision involving a speeding driver, contact our office today to find out more about your legal rights and options.
Dangers and Injuries Related to Speeding Accidents
Speed limits are not just suggestions but laws enacted to ensure that roadways remain safe for all drivers, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. Municipalities consider an area’s population, as well as schools, road conditions, and the flow of traffic, when establishing a safe speed for motorists to travel. When a driver speeds, there is often no time to stop if traffic slows, which can lead to severe rear-end collisions. Injuries in speeding accidents can also be more significant than in many crashes, since the force of impact is greater than in crashes involving slower speeds. These injuries may involve spinal cord damage, brain trauma, broken bones, and others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a contributing factor in one-third of all fatal car accidents nationwide. Additionally, teen drivers are the most likely age group to engage in speeding, as well as tailgate other drivers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. Combined with inexperience, these speeding young motorists can cause serious crashes.
Speeding Accident Accountability
People who drive at excessive speeds create dangerous road conditions. When these dangers cause an accident and injuries, those responsible can be held accountable in a personal injury lawsuit. Speeding is a sign of negligence. A driver is negligent when he or she breaches the duty of reasonable care owed to all motorists, causing an injury and resulting in damages. Driving at a dangerously excessive speed that leads to a collision would likely be considered to be an unreasonably negligent act. In some instances, speeding may indicate negligence per se, which is a less complex legal standard that a plaintiff may sometimes use to show liability. Negligence per se, or negligence as a matter of law, exists when a defendant has violated a law enacted to protect a certain group of people. As a result, when a driver speeds and injures another road user, who is supposed to be kept safe by speed limits, that driver can be held accountable.
When either type of negligence is established, victims may recover compensation for their injuries in the forms of past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering in certain circumstances. Showing how fast a driver was traveling may require gathering vital evidence at the scene of an accident, as well as using accident reconstructionists and other experts. Contacting an experienced attorney who can make sure that the necessary process is followed is important to preserving your rights.
Discuss Your Car Accident Case with a Knowledgeable Queens Attorney
Speeding is very dangerous to other people on the road, especially when it is combined with other careless actions like distracted driving. When drivers are irresponsible, they should be held accountable for the injuries that they cause. Queens lawyer Marc S. Albert can help you take proper legal action against those liable for your harm. Our firm has secured a series of million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients injured by negligent drivers. With offices in Astoria and Syosset, the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert offers seasoned legal representation to people across New York City and Long Island. Contact us at 855-252-3788 or online with any questions that you have in the aftermath of a collision involving a speeding driver.