The State of Texas has multiple laws regarding speed limits in cities and in rural areas. Should a driver who was speeding hit you, this is a negligent action. You have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages.
Consider contacting a Plano exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer from our firm to represent your interests and help you receive the fairest possible settlement. Our team will be ready to begin working on your case as soon as you choose to hire us.
How Do You Prove that Speeding Caused Your Crash?
How do police officers investigating a crash with injuries determine whether one driver was speeding, leading to the accident? It is highly unlikely that a police officer would just happen to be taking radar readings in the area of the crash, so officers must rely on other clues to try to figure out if a driver was speeding, including:
- Skid marks: Police will measure the length of skid marks and apply it to a formula to determine the driver’s speed.
- GPS readings: If a car has a built-in GPS device, the police may be able to retrieve the readings to determine the speed of the car just before the crash.
- Video: Police may look for video from traffic cameras, security cameras, or vehicle onboard cameras that recorded the accident scene.
- Damage: By studying the damage to the cars and stationary objects in the area, the police may be able to come up with an estimate of the speed that a vehicle was traveling.
- Interviews with witnesses: Through the interview process, witnesses may admit that the driver in their car was speeding before the crash, or the driver may admit he or she was speeding.
If police can determine that the other driver was speeding before hitting your car, the officers may issue a speeding ticket to that driver as part of the accident investigation. If this occurs, we can use this key piece of evidence to try to receive a settlement for your injuries.
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How Do You Hold a Negligent Driver Responsible for His or Her Actions?
Determining whether to bring a personal injury lawsuit after a speeding driver hit you can be a difficult choice. Some people worry about the pressure of potentially having to testify in court. Others may have concerns about affording an attorney.
By bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you can be certain that the other driver’s negligent actions will not go unnoticed and that the driver will be held responsible for the negligent action.
Our Attorneys Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
When it comes to being able to afford an attorney to represent you against the insurance company for the negligent driver, understand that the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins works on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that our personal injury clients do not pay us upfront for our services. Instead, our fee comes from a percentage of the final settlement amount in the case.
A Plano exceeding posted speed limits accident lawyer from our firm knows how insurance companies treat victims in cases like this. We take pride in helping victims seek the compensation that they deserve. Contact us today for a free review of your case.