Obeying the speed limit is a requirement of all Texas motorists, and those who operate vehicles on the streets of Arlington are no exception. When motorists speed, several things can go wrong, and drivers may generally be at a greater risk of causing an accident.
When a speeding motorist does cause an accident, they may be held financially responsible for the harm that they cause. An Arlington exceeding posted speed limits accidents lawyer will work with you to seek any compensation you deserve after a speeding-related accident.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 for a free consultation about how we may assist you or a loved one in your time of need.
The Danger of Speeding Is Well-Documented
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that speeding caused the death of 9,378 motorists in 2018 and that, in 2017, speeding was the cause of more than one in four traffic deaths.
You may get the feeling when a vehicle speeds by that there is something unsafe about driving a car, truck, or SUV beyond—and sometimes excessively so—the posted speed limits. This feeling is well-founded, as speeding may:
- Reduce the overall margin for error that a driver has
- Increase the impact that a driver experiences when a collision occurs
- Reduce a driver’s ability to stop when other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other hazards emerge in front of them
- Cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle
There may be several reasons why a driver might speed. They may be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, may be engaged in a race, or may be simply seeking a thrill. While motorists may get away with speeding from time to time, too often speeding results in accidents, injuries, and deaths.
The Dallas Morning News reports that speeding continues to be a problem, with multiple drivers being caught speeding over 100 mph in recent months. Motorists who choose to speed also accept the responsibility for harm that their speeding causes, even if they are not aware that they are doing so.
A Speeding Motorist May Owe You Compensation
The Legal Information Institute (LII) explains that a duty of care requires a person to act as a reasonable person in their shoes would. Motorists in Arlington and the rest of the nation have a duty of care. As such, speeding may represent a violation of this duty of care.
Someone who violates their duty of care to you or your loved one by speeding may be found to be negligent. If they are proven to be negligent, then they could owe you compensation for the losses that have come from your accident.
Your lawyer may make the case that a speeding motorist:
- Had a duty of care to you and others on the road where they were speeding
- Violated their duty of care by speeding
- Caused your accident by speeding
Your lawyer will aim to show that the motorist’s violation of their duty of care has, by causing your accident, also caused your accident-related losses. Making this case is just one of the ways that an Arlington exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer may assist you.
In fact, all of your lawyer’s services may come at no direct cost to you. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 to learn about other ways that a lawyer and their team may assist you.
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A Lawyer Will Fight for Financial Compensation
You may experience losses after an Arlington speeding accident affected you. Your damages may include those that harm you physically, financially, and mentally. Your lawyer will seek compensation for all of the losses that you have suffered (and may experience going forward).
Your lawyer may begin by determining the value of your accident-related losses. This may provide them a guiding figure during settlement negotiations. In addition to valuing your losses and making your case for negligence, your lawyer may:
- Collect evidence
- Interview witnesses
- File paperwork
- Make appearances on your behalf
- Provide strategy and counsel throughout their time as your lawyer
- Defend your rights
- Negotiate a settlement
- Complete any necessary trial
A lawyer may have access to various resources that could help with your case, including but not limited to expert witnesses. Such witnesses may testify on your behalf, recreate your accident, or serve other valuable purposes. Such benefits may come at no extra cost to you.
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that a personal injury lawyer may work on a contingency-fee-basis. In contingency fee arrangements, a lawyer does not get paid upfront, nor by the hour. Instead, they collect their fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment that you secure.
This means that your lawyer will only get paid if you win. So, they may have a shared stake in a positive outcome to your lawsuit.
Possible Winnings that You May Secure Through a Claim or Lawsuit
You may consider a settlement or judgment a win after an accident. You may offset the financial losses caused by your accident if your lawyer can achieve a favorable outcome to a lawsuit. You may receive an award that repays you for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning power
- Scarring and other disfigurement
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Medication costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
If you plan to bring a wrongful death lawsuit because a loved one died after a speeding-related accident, then your lawyer will tailor their approach accordingly.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today to Begin Working with Us
The choice to hire an Arlington exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer could result in you receiving compensation for your losses, should your lawyer prove successful. We will defend your rights and seek the best possible outcome for you or a loved one after an accident.
Call in the Strong Arm. Reach out to Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 for a free consultation.