Speeding Car Accidents

When drivers don’t follow the law and exceed the speed limit, this puts everyone around them in danger. Speeding vehicles can cause high-impact crashes that cause a lot of destruction. They also take longer to slow down and require greater distance before the speeding vehicle can come to a full stop. If you’ve been in a speeding car accident, you should speak with a car attorney from Timothy J. Ryan & Associates to find out what you may be owed in damages. We can review your case and let you know whether or not you’re entitled to compensation. 

What Kind Of Damages Can I Claim After A Speeding Car Accident?

Speeding Car Accidents

If you were in a speeding accident that wasn’t your fault, you could claim economic and non-economic damages. Here are the most common examples: 

Property Damage

Fast-moving vehicles can cause extreme amounts of wreckage, such as twisted metal, shattered windshields, and crumpled undercarriages. When you get into a speeding car accident, it is bound to cause a lot of property damage. Your insurance carrier should be able to cover most of this, but when the damage exceeds the maximum allowable limit for damage coverage in your policy, you can seek additional damages from the other party.

Medical Bills

Speeding accidents can cause severe injuries that can cause temporary or permanent disability. After your accident, you’ll have to see a doctor and may have to get additional follow-up treatments. This can include laboratory tests, physical therapy, x-rays, imaging scans, medical prescriptions, and many more expenses which add up. Because of this, you will want to include your medical bills in your settlement to cover all of your damages. 

Wage Loss

Because you are injured, it is likely that you will have to miss work for some time. You may not be able to perform normal tasks because of a temporary disability. If this is the case, you can include all the wages you missed because you are unable to work. This can include past lost wages and the future weeks or months that you are unable to work because of your accident. 

Pain and Suffering

This is a form of non-economic damage that is mainly based on how much you are struggling emotionally and physically. Pain and suffering can include negative emotional consequences such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, mood swings, grief, shame, and more. When you experience emotional trauma, you should include it in your settlement.

Wrongful Death Damages

Wrongful death happens when a speeding car accident victim passes away due to the accident. This can cause economic and non-economic damages, including funeral expenses, burial fees, and other post-mortem costs. Loss of consortium, guardianship, mentorship and other relationship-based services that are gone after a loved one has passed away can be included as well. Lost benefits and investments, earning capacity, and the number of dependents are important when considering wrongful death damages. You can ask your attorney what other damages you can include when seeking compensation after a family member has wrongfully died. 

Do I Need Proof For My Speeding Car Accident?

First, you should consult with your attorney to find out if you are eligible for damages. They can let you know whether you have a valid case or not so that you don’t waste time preparing for a settlement you can’t receive. Some forms of proof that you can provide are photographs of the crash scene, the collection of medical bills that were the result of your accident, and the police report. Your attorney can find additional proof to strengthen your case, such as surveillance footage or witness testimony. In the end, it is the evidence that will support your claim for compensation. 

What Are The Next Steps After a Speeding Car Accident?

After you’ve taken pictures, seen a doctor, and spoken to your insurance company, it is time to speak to a knowledgeable attorney from Timothy J. Ryan & Associates. We can provide advice, resources, and support through this difficult time. Your attorney will represent you and give you the best chance of receiving maximum compensation for your damages. Get the help you need by getting in touch with our law firm; we have your best interests at heart. 

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