Staten Island Speeding Accident Lawyer
Speeding is a common problem for drivers. All drivers are at least tempted to speed from time to time. Speeding itself can get you a ticket, but if your speed causes an accident, you have much bigger problems to deal with.
Conversely, if someone else is speeding and causes your accident, you may not be responsible for all of the expenses, damages, and any other issues that follow.
Recovering from the injuries and expenses sustained in a car accident can require a great deal of time and money. The services of a Staten Island speeding accident lawyer can be helpful both in getting the compensation you need to move forward and making sure you receive justice.
Who Was at Fault in a Speeding Accident?
Being mindful of the speed limit where you drive and utilizing cruise control is one way to avoid causing a speeding accident. Drivers who drive recklessly at high speeds unsafe for driving conditions can cause serious injuries, damages, and even death to other drivers.
Because New York is a no-fault insurance state, drivers will use their own insurance to cover vehicle damages, but this type of insurance doesn’t typically cover bodily injury or pain and suffering. Compensation for these items will have to be sought via personal injury lawsuits, which means that comparative negligence laws could impact your final settlement amount.
Comparative negligence assigns percentages of fault to each driver in direct proportion to how much the individual driver’s actions contributed to causing the accident.
In a speeding accident, this could mean that a driver who pulled out in front of a speeding car bears some of the responsibility for the accident.
This percentage of fault will then reduce the awarded settlement by the same percentage. This makes it extremely important to have sound legal advice assisting you throughout the proceedings.
If speeding is found to be the only cause of an accident, the speeding driver and his or her insurance company may be held liable for 100 percent of the damages.
What if I Am Partially Responsible?
You may not even be certain that the accident was caused by someone else’s speeding. It’s natural to wonder—especially after a traumatic event—if you were at all responsible.
It’s important that you allow us to examine the details and help you determine exactly who was responsible for the accident before you agree to anything, especially if the other side has already offered a settlement.
Our Staten Island speeding accident lawyers will review the accident report as well as witness testimony and other evidence. We will help you mitigate the amount of liability assigned to you and thereby maximize your potential compensation.
Experienced Accident Lawyers
You don’t have to manage your car accident alone. The experienced car accident lawyers of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you through this complicated process. Let us help you navigate the proceedings and make certain the right person is held responsible.
Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.