Speeding Is An Obvious Danger But It Takes Experience To Win
Drivers who drive at high speed or drive too fast for road conditions put themselves and others at risk of serious injury. Speeding drivers have less control of their vehicle and less time to react to avoid a collision. Excess speed also contributes to more severe injuries in accidents that also involve other forms of negligence.
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.
You deserve compensation if you were injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver. 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 304-720-1422 or completing a form online.
Cases Involving Speeding Are No Longer A ‘He Said, She Said’ Battle
Speeding accidents are preventable accidents caused by a driver’s negligence and disregard for safety. 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 onboard navigation and GPS units that record the location, speed, and direction of the vehicle.
At Akers Law Offices, we are dedicated to holding negligent drivers accountable and aggressively fighting for the rights of our clients. 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. Drivers who refuse to obey traffic laws and endanger others by driving too fast should be held accountable when they cause harm. Our attorney will meet with you in a free consultation to discuss your injuries and your legal options.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a speeding driver, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain meaningful compensation. You can call our office directly at 304-720-1422 or toll-free at 888-720-1422. You can also send us an email. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.