According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2009 more than one-third of all fatal car accidents in West Virginia involved speeding, often in excess of 55 mph. Speeding remains a serious problem in West Virginia, particularly in Southern West Virginia.
For example, commercial vehicles hauling coal from a mine to a processing plant are often paid by the load. This gives some truckers an incentive to speed. Many of the most devastating crashes in the southern part of West Virginia involve vehicles hauling coal.
At Akers Law Offices, we handle cases involving all types of vehicle accidents and injuries, including those involving speeding. Attorney JB Akers has produced results and represented clients with integrity, qualities that led to his inclusion in West Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Inclusion in these peer-review publications lets you know that he has the knowledge, resources and experience necessary to help you.
For a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Akers Law Offices by calling 304-932-4571 or completing a form online.
Cases Involving Speeding Are No Longer A 'He Said, She Said' Battle
In the past, speeding accidents often resulted in one driver claiming speeding, while the other denied it. Evidence could become a battle between determining which side's eyewitnesses were more reliable or whether you could find tire marks that supported your claim.
With improved technology in vehicles, we can now often discover how fast a vehicle was going, whether the driver hit the brakes and where the impact occurred. Commercial vehicles and many passenger cars have "black boxes" recording data about the vehicle. Additionally, some vehicles are equipped with on-board navigation and GPS units that record the location, speed and direction of the vehicle.
At Akers Law Offices, we work with qualified accident reconstruction and traffic experts to build strong cases under any conditions. We collect and preserve all evidence, including driver logs, black box data and witness statements in order to determine the cause of your accident, whether it was speeding or driver distraction. We will leverage our resources to help you pursue the medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for your pain and suffering.
Speak With Our Attorney For Free And In Person To Discuss Your Claim
Speeding is reckless and we are dedicated to helping clients with all types of speeding injuries, from spinal damage to brain injuries. Our attorney will meet with you in a free consultation to discuss your injuries and your legal options.
You can call our office directly at 304-932-4571 or toll free at 888-689-4893. You can also send us an email. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.