According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,378 people were killed because of speeding in 2018. Even when speeding does not cause a fatal accident, it can cause collisions that result in serious injuries.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a high-speed accident, an Austin accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you through this difficult time. Our legal staff will treat you with compassion and guide you through the claims process. You can learn more about your rights by calling (800) 777-7777.
TEXAS’S SPEEDING LAWS
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the maximum speed limit in most areas is 70 miles per hour. However, the TxDOT may establish higher speed limits on highways.
The Texas Driver Handbook published by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) lays out the following rules and best practices regarding speeding:
- Obey the posted speed limit.
- Keep up with the speed of traffic.
- Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. The greater your speed, the greater your stopping distance.
- Adjust your speed based on the roadway’s conditions.
- Slow down and increase your following distance when the road is wet, crowded, or your vision is limited.
If you were injured by a driver who did not follow these safety measures, they may have breached their duty of care. This could make them liable for your collision-related damages. To learn more, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
THE DANGERS OF SPEEDING
To successfully recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, your lawyer will need to determine what conditions led up to your accident. They can read the police report, interview witnesses, and watch traffic camera footage to learn more about your collision. Exceeding posted speed limits is not only illegal, but it is also dangerous.
According to the NHTSA, dangers presented by speeding include:
- A higher risk of losing control of the vehicle
- An increased stopping distance once the driver recognizes a danger
- The increased likelihood of a collision
The NHTSA reports that speeding dangers can also apply when you are technically driving the speed limit but do not adjust your speed to adapt to certain conditions. For instance, if it is raining, you may need to adjust your speed to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning.
COMMON INJURIES IN HIGH-SPEED CRASHES
After suffering injuries in an Austin car accident, you may be experiencing high medical bills, missed time from work, and limitations to your physical abilities. Your lawyer can speak with your health care team to learn more about your injuries. They can also use the results of any lab tests, x-rays, and imaging scans as evidence when entering into negotiations with the insurance company.
You may be suffering from one or more of the following injuries:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic head or brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Cuts and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries
Our legal team encourages you to seek medical attention if you have not done so already.
POTENTIAL DAMAGES IN SPEEDING ACCIDENT CLAIMS
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our goal is to recover compensation for you and your family following a car accident in Austin.
If you were injured in a high-speed collision, you may be able to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
- All medical bills from the accident, including ambulance fees, surgery costs, follow-up care, physical therapy, medications, and assistive devices
- Wages you lost while missing work to recover from your injuries
- Costs to repair or replace your vehicle
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
If a loved one passed away in a high-speed collision, you may be able to recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of services
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship and society
To learn more about what types of compensable damages you may be able to recover following a car accident, reach out to Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Dial (800) 777-7777 to get started.
HOW OUR PERSONAL INJURY TEAM CAN HELP
When you call Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you call in the Strong Arm.
Our personal injury team can help you during every phase of your claim by:
INVESTIGATING YOUR CASE
Our team will investigate your case to determine how your accident happened and identify all potential sources of compensation.
Some pieces of evidence that may help your case include:
- The accident report
- Skid marks and other physical evidence at the accident scene
- Photos of your physical injuries and the damage to your vehicle
- Driver history reports
- Traffic citations issued at the time of the accident
- Eyewitness testimony
You should keep all documents that you receive while undergoing treatment for your injuries. These crucial forms of information can be used to assert the severity of your condition.
FILING YOUR CLAIM
Your Austin accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer will assist you with the claims process by handling all communications with the insurance company. We will also furnish documentation that establishes the full extent of your damages.
GOING TO COURT
If we cannot achieve a fair insurance settlement, your lawyer can initiate litigation within the applicable statute of limitations. We can obtain forms of evidence to show how the other driver’s speeding resulted in your injuries.
LONCAR LYON JENKINS IS HERE FOR YOU
If you were injured in a high-speed collision or you lost a loved one in an accident of this nature, an Austin accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer can help you during this difficult time. We work on a contingency-fee basis. We will not charge you anything upfront to get started on your case. Additionally, you only pay us our attorney’s fees if we successfully recover compensation for your losses. Contact us at (800) 777-7777 to learn more about your legal rights and options.