Los Angeles Speeding Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a speeding accident in Southern California in which the other driver was at fault, you may well have a viable personal injury case. The only way to be sure is to contact a first-rate personal injury law firm like Compass Law Group, LLP. We have the experience, in-depth knowledge of state and federal law, and consummate legal skills to win your case. We also have a well-earned reputation for fighting tirelessly to protect the rights of our clients.
A high percentage of car accidents are caused by excessive speed. Unfortunately, those who speed are at a far greater risk of losing control of their cars when they take a curve, make a turn, pass another vehicle, or have to stop unexpectedly. All too often, speeding accidents are caused by reckless drivers who combine speeding with other illegal and dangerous actions, such as driving while impaired or driving while distracted.
Due to deadly combinations like these, speeding is not only a common cause of severe car accidents but is one of the leading causes of accidents with catastrophic outcomes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for the past two decades, at least 17 percent of car crashes have been caused by speed-related accidents. It stands to reason that a car at a dangerous speed is jeopardizing every driver, passenger, and pedestrian on the road.
A driver moving at an extremely high rate of speed has less time to react. If the speeding driver is also tailgating (a common combination), he/she has no time at all to brake if the car in front stops unpredictably. Whether that front car stops due to mechanical failure, a medical event, or an animal running into the road, everyone in both vehicles may suffer devastating injuries.
In addition, speeding increases the force of impact, resulting in greater injury to bones and muscles. Because speed also increases property damage, the cage of the car is crushed, offering less protection than usual. The protection offered by seatbelts and airbags likewise diminishes due to the pressure imposed by the speeding vehicle.
On most California highways, the maximum speed limit is 65 mph, except where 70 mph is visibly posted. On two-lane undivided highways, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph on two-lane undivided highways and for vehicles towing trailers.
On smaller, more local roads, reasonable speed limits for the type of road surface and amount of traffic are posted and must be obeyed. Penalties for those who speed varies according to the number of mph over the speed limit, whether the speeder was committing other violations at the same time, and whether the offender has a record of prior offenses. No matter what the law says about the speeding offense committed, however, personal injury law entitles you to fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Our savvy attorneys are sharp negotiators and aggressive litigators. We are prepared to take the following steps to help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve:
- Listen carefully to your account of the accident and its aftermath
- File all necessary documents in a timely manner
- Investigate and photograph the crash site and the vehicles
- Examine police reports and medical data
- Interview witnesses
- Investigate whether the defendant has a prior record of similar misconduct
- Consult with expert witnesses in related areas (e.g. medical specialists, auto mechanics) who may be able to testify in court on your behalf
Most of all, we will be on your side to support you by answering any questions, keeping you in the loop, and taking the burden of logistical insurance and legal matters off your hands.
At Compass Law Group, we are very familiar with the awful injuries you may be enduring. Speeding accidents frequently cause serious harm including:
- Bone fractures
- Neuromuscular problems
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Loss of limb
The list, of course, goes on and on, and you may require surgery, physical rehabilitation, occupational or speech therapy, psychological therapy, or even long-term nursing care.
Once you contact Compass Law Group, you will have our dedicated team of car accident attorneys fighting with all our power to win you every dollar you deserve as compensation for
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Lost wages, present and future
- Permanent scarring or other disfigurement
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Wrongful death
Our car accident attorneys are well-schooled in viable strategies for winning speeding accident cases and look forward to winning yours. Check out our website and you will find that we have an exceptional track record of successful settlements.
We know that you have been cruelly victimized by someone else’s negligence and reckless disregard for your safety and well-being. Don’t let another day of worry and uncertainty go by. Contact Compass Law Group now so you can have peace of mind tomorrow. We are ready to get your life back on track and protect your future.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.