Speeding Cars Can Cause Catastrophic AccidentsBy Stewart J. Guss on October 23rd, 2018
Anytime you pull onto the road—whether a highway or a residential street— you’ve probably noticed a speeding or tailgating driver.
If a speeding driver hurt you with his or her dangerous behavior, call our law firm right away. Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, and the car accident attorneys on his legal team have worked with many people who suffered injuries due to speeding drivers. We can help you, too! Call us for a free consultation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-898-4877, or contact us now by CLICKING HERE to learn more about your right to just compensation.
Common Speeding Accident Injuries
A driver who is speeding communicates that they are not aware of or are not considering the safety of any other cars on the road. Rear end accidents often happen when a car is speeding and unable to react or hit their brakes in time. When it is raining, dark, or foggy, the chance of this kind of accident increases dramatically. The injuries incurred by this type of accident can be serious. Some common rear-end accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains
After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Even if you believe your injuries are not serious, see a doctor for a full medical evaluation. Some injuries, especially whiplash and TBIs might not present symptoms for a day or two after the initial impact of the accident. If you wait to receive treatment, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might attempt to claim that you weren’t that seriously injured or that your injuries are not even related to the accident. Don’t give them a reason to fight your claim! See a doctor—then contact Stewart J. Guss and his skilled legal team to find out how we can help.
Understanding the Claims Settlement Process
Your law firm can help to explain the claims process, but many people like to have a basic understanding of how this part will proceed. It helps to know what to expect so that you can ask your law firm targeted questions, and so that you know your part in the process. Although every case is unique, you might expect the following after your accident:
- It is advisable to call the police directly after the accident. They will arrive at the scene, collect important information from all drivers involved, and determine who they believe is at fault. They should indicate any findings in the official police report. Although the insurance companies might dispute the at-fault decision, this information can be helpful to your case.
- You will file a claim with your insurance company—this is a good time to review your insurance policy and make sure you understand your coverage. Make sure you are able to provide all of the contact information for the at-fault driver including their insurance information.
- Contact a legal team that you trust and want to work with—there are many important benefits to working with an experienced law firm. One of the most significant advantages is that your car accident legal team will help to communicate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company so that you don’t have to. Often, insurance companies will attempt to record your statement regarding what happened during the accident with the hopes that you will contradict yourself, allowing them to refute your claim. To avoid this situation, it’s advisable to have your legal representative speak on your behalf.
- Your law firm will work through the claim process to try to reach a fair settlement. They will help put together a list of economic and non-economic damages to establish the total value of your damages. They can also help to obtain important documentation and will make sure to file all necessary paperwork on time.
A Delay Can Hurt Your Claim
In every state, a statute of limitations gives you a specific time period in which you must file your claim. In Texas, for example, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date that the accident occurred. This means that if you file a claim two years or more after the accident, the court will likely dismiss your case. While two years might seem like a long time, it is advisable to speak to a law firm immediately after your accident. The claims process, gathering evidence, and collecting documentation to support your case can take time. In addition, the longer you wait to act after an accident, supporting evidence will grow difficult to obtain. For these reasons, it’s imperative to avoid a delay in filing a claim after your accident.
Talk to a Speeding Accident Law Firm
We can help after an accident! Stewart J. Guss and his legal team have worked with accident victims for more than 20 years, and strive to always put our clients first. Let us help to reduce your worries by handling the legal aspects of the claims process. That way you can focus on the important task of recovering from your injuries and getting your life back to normal.
In fact, we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our services.