Tupelo Speeding Accidents
Throughout the United States, over 112,000 drivers are cited and ticketed for speeding every day. Speeding accidents account for approximately one-third of all car wreck fatalities each year, just behind impaired driving and distracted driving. It is estimated that 13,000 people die from speeding accidents annually and that speeding crashes cost our society billions of dollars each year. If you or a loved one has been injured by a speeding driver, call our Tupelo car accident lawyers. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has successfully represented thousands of people injured due to the negligence of others. Through our hard work and zealous representation, we have been able to recover compensation for clients in excess of $1.5 billion. Our team is ready to take your call today to let you know how our law firm may be able to assist you.
Recovering for Your Injuries After a Speeding Accident in the Tupelo Area
In order to recover damages after a car wreck caused by a speeding driver, the plaintiff must prove that the driver was negligent. To accomplish this, the injured party must first show that the defendant driver owed a duty to him or her to drive safely. Under Mississippi law, a driver must use reasonable care when operating a vehicle, which thereby places a duty on that person to drive in a safe manner. This duty protects those on the road around the driver as well as the passengers in the car with the driver. If the person who owns the vehicle that the defendant was driving knew that person had a propensity to drive recklessly or had been convicted of multiple speeding violations, the owner could be liable for negligence too.
Next, the injured party must show that the speeding driver breached the duty to drive safely. This can be established through evidence showing the driver was speeding. Immediately after a speeding accident in Tupelo, it is imperative to contact the Tupelo Police Department. If the at-fault party is cited for speeding, this could help your personal injury claim. Moreover, it will be beneficial to identify and speak with any witnesses to the accident. By obtaining their contact information, our attorneys can use their description of the crash to help prove your case.
After the elements of duty and breach have been established, the injured party must show that the breach of that duty was the direct and proximate cause of the victim’s injuries and that the victim actually sustained damages. Basically, this means that you will have to prove that the negligent driver’s speeding caused the accident to happen and caused you to suffer injuries. For example, if speed caused the driver to lose control, or if speed prevented the driver from stopping in time, you may suffer whiplash or other disabling injuries such as broken bones. Once causation is established, the injured party then must prove he suffered damages. Damages can be proven through detailed medical records and expert testimony.
Retain an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today
Speeding accidents often result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in the Tupelo area, the lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover your damages. Our firm consists of 33 experienced attorneys and over 120 staff members. Call our office toll-free at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free appointment.