New York City Speeding Lawyers
Drivers should follow posted speed limits carefully, as excessive speeding can pose a serious threat to others on the road. If a person exceeds the posted speed limit, they may not be able to safely control their vehicle or bring it to a stop in case of an emergency. As a result, they may collide with another innocent motorist or a pedestrian. These accidents can lead to severe injuries, which may require immediate medical care and have significant consequences for those affected.
When a person fails to drive responsibly by speeding, they should be held liable for the repercussions of their actions. Thus, if you have been the victim of an accident caused by a speeding driver, you should consider seeking compensation from them to cover your medical expenses, time lost from work, and other damages. Contact a New York City speeding attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about how we can help you.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Most car accident cases will involve insurance companies. These giant corporations have a specific formula that they use to offer quick settlements to accident victims like you. The problem is that these speedy settlements do not take your specific situation into account, and are thus are usually far too small to cover all your current and future. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you. To receive the full amount of compensation you deserve, you need an experienced New York car accident attorney by your side. An attorney will be able to provide you with valuable legal advice throughout the duration of your case. They will handle negotiations with the insurance company so that you receive the maximum amount of compensation available to you by law. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we deal with the insurance companies all the time, and we have a high success rate of delivering excellent settlements for our clients. We fight aggressively for your rights so that you have the best chances for success with your case.
Injuries can turn your life upside down, and a lawsuit can add to the chaos and confusion as you are recovering. Amid all this turmoil, the last thing you want to deal with is a complicated legal proceeding. To prevail in your case, you will need to prove the negligence of the driver who caused your accident, and you will need to bring your claim within a specific timeframe, which is referred to as the statute of limitations. Do not waste your valuable time trying to learn how to make an injury claim on your own – leave that to the professionals. A knowledgeable New York car accident attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP can simplify your entire claim for you and handle all of the legal details. This can take some stress off of your plate so you can get back to your normal life sooner.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP?
Hach & Rose, LLP was founded by Michael Rose, who has spent his entire career representing injured accident victims in New York. Mr. Rose has created a firm that is dedicated to our practice of helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. This is the inspiration for our entire practice. Our attorneys come from large firms, and now we choose to give all of our clients a more personalized approach with one-on-one attention to each case. This strategy works best for the well-being of our clients as well as our success rate, as we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for claims just like yours.
When you team with a car accident attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, you will be working with highly decorated and successful lawyers. Our lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and more. These accolades show the dedic,ation that our partners and associates have to our practice, and this standard of excellence shines through to our support staff as well. Each member of our team will fight for the compensation you deserve in your case. We are available now to help with your claim, and we promise that we will work with the same award-winning dedication to get you the compensation that you need to recover from your injuries.
Speed-related Causes of Accidents
Speed limits are posted according to a government agency’s assessment of both how safe a road is to travel on at high speeds and what speed-related dangers may affect nearby pedestrians. These limits work to prevent the following speed-related accidents:
- Loss of control in a sharp turn or bend in the road
- Loss of control in an area frequently slicked by rain, snow, or ice
- Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in high-frequency crosswalks or near schools
- Collisions between vehicles as a result of a high number of intersections
- Rear-ending accidents
Speeding lowers the recommended response time a driver is supposed to provide for themselves when on the road. As a result, they may not be able to avoid an otherwise avoidable accident, putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a speeding driver, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Some compensation you may be able to recover through a successful personal injury case includes:
- Medical expenses, past and future, including emergency room visits, surgeries, doctor appointments, medical devices, prescription medications, and more.
- Property damage, to your vehicle, phone, clothing, and anything else damaged in the accident.
- Lost wages, if you had to miss work while recovering from your injuries.
- Lost earning potential, if you are unable to return to work at the same hours or pay as you before.
- Rehabilitative costs, including physical therapy, emotional therapy, living assistance, and more.
- Pain and suffering, such as loss of enjoyment of life if you are unable to do activities you once enjoyed.
If your loved one passed away as a result of a speeding accident, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you can recover compensation for costs including medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of consortium, loss of financial support, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Speeding Accidents
If a speeding driver has hurt you, you have the right to be angry and confused as to why this accident happened. You also have the right to seek counsel from an experienced attorney to ask any questions you might have. We’ve provided a few general questions and answers below, and our New York injury attorneys will be ready to speak to you when you call us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case.
If the other driver was speeding does that mean they were reckless, and will recklessness affect my compensation?
To receive compensation, the other party must be proven to have acted negligently or recklessly. Negligence is any failure to protect the safety of yourself and others. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor and involves knowingly endangering others. The exact legal distinction between the two can be challenging to pin down, but an experienced lawyer can help you determine what sort of fault the other driver engaged in. If the other party was reckless, the deliberate nature of their carelessness might allow you to seek punitive damages.
Will the process be the same if the vehicle that was speeding was a commercial vehicle?
Accident cases involving commercial vehicles such as trucks, vans, tow trucks, and others may differ since many of these vehicles are subject to increased regulation. Since more individuals are involved in the operation, maintenance, and ownership of these vehicles, it may be more difficult to determine the liable individual(s). If the driver was speeding, they will still likely be held accountable since they violated the law. Our truck accident page offers more information and we are prepared to take on accident cases involving commercial vehicles.
How long do I have to bring a claim if I’ve been injured in a car accident?
In general, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to pursue a car accident claim in New York. If a loved one has unfortunately passed away as a result of a car accident, there is a two-year window, beginning from the date of death, to file a wrongful death suit. There are exceptions to this rule, for example, if a child is injured, or the injury is not apparent immediately. A lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to sue and what your legal options are.
A speeding accident may leave you with substantial financial burdens, including medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses. To learn more about how you can potentially hold the reckless driver responsible for these costs, contact the New York speeding lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 for a free consultation today.