Speeding accidents account for many injuries across the South. These accidents may result in serious injuries or even death, especially on narrow roads or highways. In many cases, an insurance company for an at-fault driver will call an accident victim to try to secure an admission that they were partially to blame. You should not talk to an insurance adjuster for the at-fault driver before consulting your own attorney. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Memphis car accident attorneys can help victims of negligent or reckless drivers seek compensation for their injuries.Pursue Compensation for a Speeding Accident
Speeding occurs when someone travels faster than the posted speed limit. It may also occur when someone is driving faster than road conditions or weather conditions warrant. For example, when it is rainy or there is hail, it may be important for drivers to drive more slowly than the posted speed limit in order to avoid rear-ending the driver ahead of them. Drivers should also exercise due care when it is snowing or roads are icy.
After a speeding accident, it is important to call the police to the scene. If the other driver is cited for speeding, this may help prove your personal injury claim. You may also want to take down eyewitness contact information if any eyewitnesses observed the other car driving at an excessive speed. You will need to establish your personal injury case by a preponderance of the evidence, which generally means that you must prove that your version of what happened is more likely true than not. It will be helpful to have as much evidence as possible to prove that the other driver was speeding.
Sometimes the other driver will claim that you were partially or fully to blame for a speeding accident. Your recovery will be reduced to the extent that you were at fault for the crash, even if your injuries are serious. This means that it is crucial not to give the other party any ammunition to use against you. It is also critical to interview all witnesses to get their versions of what happened.
Sometimes speeding accidents are caused by multiple parties, each of whom was overly eager to get to a particular destination. An experienced car accident attorney understands the importance of conducting a thorough investigation into the accident and looking into all potential avenues of recovery for the victim’s damages.Retain an Aggressive Memphis Attorney Following a Speeding Accident
Speeding may seem minor at the time that a driver is doing it, but it may have significant consequences. If you were injured or a loved one was killed as a result of a speeding accident in Tennessee or a nearby state, the Memphis lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover your damages. Our firm consists of more than 30 experienced trial attorneys and over 100 staff members. We serve accident victims in Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Call our office toll-free at 1-800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.