Houston Speeding Accident Lawyers
Our law firm has a long record of getting results for the injured
Many types of car accidents involve a driver who was speeding. Driving faster than the posted speed limit is against the law, but there are drivers who simply ignore those limits, putting everyone around them in danger. The result is too often a collision that leaves people with serious injuries.
Speeding accidents happen on interstate highways such as I-10 and I-45, busy city streets like Main Street and Montrose Boulevard, suburban side streets and country roads. If you’ve been hurt in a crash caused by a speeding driver, you need an experienced car accident lawyer. Smith & Hassler can help.
Our attorneys know the impact that injuries from an accident can have on victims and their families. People are left with physical injuries and medical bills that can cause financial stress. We help the injured navigate the legal process every step of the way and fight for the financial compensation they deserve.
Victims pay the consequences of speeding
A speeding car is harder to control and takes longer to come to a complete stop. Drivers who are speeding are often unable to prevent a collision that may have been avoidable if they were following the posted speed limit. Speeding-related accidents can include head-on collisions, rear-end crashes and T-bone accidents.
An accident caused by speeding can result in many types of injuries, such as broken bones, lacerations, burns, and injuries to the head, neck or back. Recovery from these injuries can take months or even years. Some people are left with a permanent disability or disfigurement and require lifelong treatment.
Medical expenses for treating an injury can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Treatment may involve diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, home medical equipment and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Paying these bills can seem impossible, especially if the injured person can’t work.
Getting the compensation you deserve is complicated
If the negligence of a speeding driver caused the accident, injured people shouldn’t have to pay. However, recovering financial compensation can be complicated. Crash victims face many challenges when trying to recover damages. For example, negligent drivers may deny speeding and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened.
Another challenge is that insurance companies are not your side after a car crash. They are only interested in paying you as little as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries or claim they were pre-existing. Or they’ll make a lowball settlement offer that doesn’t come close to covering the damages you’ve suffered.
Insurance companies have lawyers who fight for their best interests. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who will fight for what’s best for you. Our firm has been fighting for the rights of the injured in the Houston area for decades. We build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously – cases that get results.
Call the law firm that knows how to win
Our legal team can investigate your crash. We gather evidence, carefully review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. We know how to prove that it was the other driver’s speeding that was responsible for what happened.
We also determine the total damages you have suffered in the accident. These include current and future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages such as pain and suffering. Our lawyers fight for maximum compensation, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
It can take time to reach a resolution of your case. The sooner we can get started, the better. In Texas, the statute of limitations (legal deadline) for car accidents is two years from the date of the accident. That may seem like plenty of time. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence can be lost and the memories of witnesses fade.
If you were hurt in a speeding accident in the Houston area, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices. We can review the details of your accident, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.