Manhattan Speeding Accident Lawyer
In today’s fast-paced world, people are often overbooked. You may feel like you’re constantly rushing from one thing to the next in an attempt to stay on top of your busy schedule. Some drivers carry this attitude onto the road.
We’ve all seen them—cars moving at dangerously fast speeds, whether on the highway or rushing through a neighborhood. While speeding is a common driving behavior, it can pose a serious danger to everyone else on the road. In 2014, speeding was a contributing factor in 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.
If you’ve been in an accident caused by a speeding driver, a Manhattan speeding accident lawyer with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will work to hold the negligent driver accountable and get you the compensation you’re owed.
Determining Fault in Speeding Accidents
When you contact a Manhattan speeding crash lawyer, the first thing the two of you will do is review all the details of your case to determine who was at fault. This may involve going over traffic videos, eyewitness accounts, police reports, pictures from the scene, and any other evidence that may be available.
It’s important to seek legal help while the events of the accident are still fresh in your mind.
A speeding driver may have been engaged in other unsafe driving behaviors, including any of the following:
- Drunk Driving – Drunk driving is a grossly negligent and dangerous behavior. Impaired drivers are often unaware of their speed.
- Distracted Driving – Speeding drivers are often driving distracted. Any behavior that takes a driver’s mind off the road—texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.—is a distracted driving behavior.
- Willfully Speeding – Some drivers simply enjoy the thrill and sense of danger that comes from driving a car too fast.
Comparative Negligence and Your Claim
New York observes the doctrine of pure comparative negligence. Put simply, this means your compensation amount will reduce by whichever percentage you are found responsible for your accident.
A Manhattan speeding accident attorney will fight to get you every penny you’re owed by showing that the speeding driver caused your car accident.
What’s My Claim Worth?
A crash is a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, the trauma doesn’t end after the wreckage is cleared. The aftershocks can be felt long after impact. You may be faced with severe physical difficulties that leave you with mountains of medical bills. You may deal with acute emotional trauma, which can come back every time you get behind the wheel.
A Manhattan speeding collision lawyer will understand how the negative impacts of an accident can cause stress for months or even years after the event. Your attorney will work to get you compensation that accounts for these hardships, which may include the following:
- Car repairs
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and income opportunity
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Manhattan Speeding Car Accident Lawyer
If a speeding driver caused your accident, you shouldn’t shoulder the burden of your recovery. While the results of your accident cannot be changed, we will work to get you fair compensation to ease some of your financial stress.
If you’ve been injured by a speeding driver, don’t wait. Call a Manhattan speeding accident lawyer with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462). You may also schedule your free consultation via the contact form below.