Little Rock Speeding Accidents
Attorneys Seeking Justice for Car Wreck Victims in Little Rock and the Surrounding Area
Driving at excessive speeds is dangerous and puts others at risk of serious injury. This fact is so well known that even children who are far too young to drive would consider it common knowledge. Nevertheless, each year speeding is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in cities across America, including Little Rock, Arkansas. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Little Rock car accident lawyers have dedicated over 30 years of practice to ensuring that careless drivers are held responsible for the damage that they cause to innocent drivers, passengers, and bystanders. If you have been injured in a speeding accident in the Little Rock area, contact us today to discuss your rights with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Holding Speeding Drivers Responsible for Your Injuries
Recovering reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages against a speeding driver usually begins with a claim for negligence against the speeding driver. Under Arkansas law, a negligence claim requires the injured party to establish the following elements:
- The at-fault driver owed you a legal duty to act reasonably and drive safely
- The at-fault driver breached that duty
- Causation – actual and proximate
As a general rule, the driver of a motor vehicle owes a duty to operate the vehicle in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. In Arkansas, as in other states, the law provides that speeds up to a certain limit are reasonable under normal circumstances. Speed limits are posted visibly, and violating the speed limit constitutes breaking the law. If a driver exceeds the speed limit, either intentionally or because he was distracted, that driver has breached his duty to operate his vehicle in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. An example would be someone speeding through the intersection of West Broadway Street and Willow Street going 60 miles per hour. If that driver causes a speeding accident, a jury would likely allow others who are injured as a result of the collision to recover compensation against the speeding driver.
Defending Your Rights and Protecting Your Recovery
Depending on the injuries sustained, victims of a speeding wreck may be able to recover damages such as past medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more. However, in many cases, the defendant driver’s insurance company will try to reduce an injured party’s recovery by arguing that the injured party was partially or wholly at fault for the accident. Insurance companies make this argument because Arkansas’ comparative fault laws reduce an injured party’s recovery in proportion to the degree of fault attributed to the injured party. In extreme cases, where the injured party is found to be 50% or more at fault for the accident, Arkansas law will bar recovery completely. Since these comparative fault laws place an injured party’s recovery at such risk, it is important for victims to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in handling speeding accident cases in Little Rock as soon as possible. By consulting with an accident attorney, injured victims can both increase their chances of successfully establishing their claims against the at-fault party and protecting their right of recovery against attacks by the defendant and his insurer.
Retain the Services of a Dedicated Little Rock Attorney
If you have been injured by the careless and unlawful actions of a speeding driver, the Little Rock attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz want to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We are a large regional law firm, and our team has the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum recovery in your case. We fight for the rights of injured accident victims across Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri, including in cities like Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Starkville, Grenada, Oxford, Columbus, Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Caruthersville, and Hayti. To schedule your free consultation with a car wreck lawyer, call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or visit our website and fill out our online form. NST is the way to go.