Speeding Accident Attorneys in Katy, Texas
Speeding accidents can seemingly come out of nowhere. One minute you’re driving carefully and the next a reckless driver slams into your car at a high rate of speed. Speeding accidents can cause extensive and severe property damage and bodily injuries or death because of the sheer velocity of a car when a speeding driver hits another vehicle.
Though speeding tickets can be costly, many drivers fail to abide by Texas laws meant to prevent these dangerous accidents. When a driver is running late, experiencing an emergency, or simply driving recklessly, they often ignore traffic laws in order to get to their destination more quickly while putting other peoples’ lives at risk.
Yet studies have shown that speeding drivers rarely if ever, get to their destinations significantly faster than drivers who abide by speeding laws. That means that when you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a speeding accident in Texas, your lives were dramatically impacted by an act of negligence that deserves legal action.
Adams Law Firm will stand up against the negligence that caused the serious injuries or death that you or a loved one has suffered. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in Texas because of a speeding driver, you have every right to obtain compensation for your pain and losses. Call our offices today at (800) 559-0593 for a free consultation to see what your claim might be worth, or fill out an online contact form for help.
What Makes Speeding So Dangerous?
Many people believe that they are “good enough” drivers too often or occasionally engage in reckless driving behaviors, such as ignoring traffic signs, texting while driving, and speeding. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that “every 1% increase in mean speed produces a 4% increase in the fatal crash risk and a 3% increase in the serious crash risk.” WHO also notes that as drivers continue to exceed posted speed limits with no adverse consequences, they become more comfortable with driving above the speed limit. This increases the likelihood that they will cause a fatal or serious car accident.
Speed limits are carefully calculated by local, state, and federal transportation agencies to determine the risks and limitations inherent in any road. But as any speed accident victim knows, drivers ignore set limits all too often. In 2017, speeding caused over 25 percent of fatal traffic accidents (approximately 10,000 people) in the United States, making this act of negligence one of the leading causes of car accident fatalities.
Speeding prevents drivers from maintaining complete control of their vehicles. Drivers who speed require more room to stop to avoid an accident, and they face an increased likelihood that their vehicles’ protective equipment will fail. This raises the risk of serious injury or death for both the speeding drivers themselves and for those around them.
Even in the best driving conditions speeding poses a threat to everyone on the road, but bad weather, nighttime, construction, or congested, urban traffic settings can exponentially multiply the risks associated with this form of negligence.
While we all hope that speeding drivers can be deterred by the possibility of a speeding ticket and the likelihood of decreased fuel economy, Adams Law Firm is here to assist clients in Katy, Texas who have been involved in a serious speeding accident. Adams Law Firm can walk you through the legal process, making it as painless as possible as we secure you the maximum possible settlement for your injuries. Call us today at (800) 559-0593 to schedule your free consultation.
Why Do I Need an Attorney in a Speeding Accident Case?
Some speeding cases seem open and shut. Perhaps another driver injured you as they sped past or into your car, sideswiping or rear-ending your vehicle as they lost control of their own.
But many cases that we handle are not as clear-cut as they seem. In some cases, one driver is fully at fault; but in many others, vehicle malfunctions or interactions with multiple drivers on the road can change the circumstances of your case.
For instance, if one driver is speeding down a Texas highway and attempts to brake but experiences an unexpected vehicle malfunction, your case may involve multiple parties other than the driver, such as the car manufacturer or the maintenance inspector.
An experienced attorney will be able to compile eyewitness testimony, law enforcement reports, and physical evidence to determine all possible causes of the accident, and ensure that each party is held responsible.
Once the full events of your accident are investigated, an attorney will have to construct a strong argument in your favor. In order to have an eligible claim, you must prove that you were injured and that those injuries can be directly connected to a speeding accident that took place because of one or more parties’ negligence. Connecting all these circumstances can be difficult to prove without an attorney’s resources, legal guidance, and experience in court or at the negotiating table
A skilled attorney will be able to piece together the events leading up to your accident and trace liability back to the appropriate parties. Doing so requires labor-intensive efforts and comprehensive knowledge of Texas roadways and laws. Without an attorney’s help, you may not be capable of obtaining, organizing, and presenting all necessary documents and information pertinent to your claim, no matter how simple your speeding case may seem.
Why Choose Adams Law Firm?
For 40 years, our attorneys have been active in Katy and Houston, Texas. As Texas natives, we take pride in working to keep the citizens of our community safe and to bring justice to the families of innocent victims. It’s this dedication that our clients speak so highly of, and that caused the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce to name us Business of the Year in 2012.
We understand that in the aftermath of an accident, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of undertaking a daunting legal battle. But Adams Law Firm attorneys are here to make the process easier for you. Adams Law Firm is built on a foundation of honesty and accessibility, and our attorneys are dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your claim and working with you to help you heal from your speeding accident.
After a serious injury, you deserve to be compensated fairly for your injuries. Any negligent and reckless parties should be responsible for taking care of your medical bills, your lost wages from time spent off work, and any other damages related to your accident. Adams Law Firm attorneys will work hard to make sure that you receive the maximum possible compensation for your claim.
Even if you were partially at fault for your accident, we can help you pursue compensation. Texas operates on the doctrine of comparative negligence. If you were also speeding slightly, or otherwise broke a traffic law, you can still receive a settlement for your injuries. In this case, your fault would be quantified as a percentage, and any compensation you obtain would be deducted from that percentage. Our attorneys can walk you through this process in detail using facts specific to your case.
We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that all of our personal injury services are free of charge until we win you the compensation you need. We offer this in order to make pursuing a settlement as stress-free as possible, out of our commitment to bringing justice home to our Katy, Texas neighbors.
Cases We Handle
Adams Law Firm handles a variety of personal injury cases in Katy, Texas. Many of our clients are victims of speeding car accidents, which can result in any number of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries (SPIs)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Partial or full disability
- Emotional trauma
- Mental trauma
Adams Law Firm offers comprehensive personal injury services and can guide you through the legal process in the aftermath of a speeding accident. Our attorneys are experts in strong legal representation for victims of speeding collisions, and we have the resources and insights you need to build a compelling case to win the compensation you deserve.
You are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We can help you get it. Call our Katy, Texas office today at (800) 559-0593 to schedule a free initial consultation.
The Adams Law Firm Difference
Attorney Will Adams has fulfilled and maintained the rigorous requirements to become a certified expert in both personal injury and Civil Trial Law.
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Recognized as leaders in the field, we have been voted top lawyers in personal injury law for the Houston area. We are known for skilled, dedicated advocacy.
Our firm has garnered this top peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® due to a reputation for meeting the highest standards in ethics and legal excellence.
Our lead trial attorney has been recognized as one of the top litigators in all Texas, known in the legal community as a leader in the personal injury field.