Speeding Car Accidents in Houston, TX
Did you recently get hit by a driver who was traveling well above the posted speed limit? Then you may be able to recover damages to pay for your medical treatment and other expenses. To get started, call Attorney Brian White & Associates, PC. Our experienced Houston speeding accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and fight to get the money you deserve.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers in Houston Can Help You Pursue Compensation
At Brian White & Associates, PC, we are committed to providing the people of Houston, TX, with exceptional legal services, whenever they may need them. When you hire our personal injury lawyers to assist you with your fight for compensation after your speeding accident, we will:
Accurately Assess Your Damages
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it is not always easy to tell how severe a victim’s injuries are or how much medical care they are likely to require. It is, therefore, not at all uncommon for plaintiffs to underestimate their expected healthcare costs and request too little compensation from the defendant. As a result, they often have to pay many of their bills out of their own pocket.
At Brian White & Associates, PC, we do not want this nightmare scenario to happen to you. When you hire us, we will immediately get to work analyzing your injury and seeking estimates from healthcare providers. Doing so will allow us to assess your case and ensure that you demand enough compensation from the at-fault party.
Search for Evidence to Help Your Case
If you wish to recover the compensation you deserve at the end of your speeding accident lawsuit, you will need to prove that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty by behaving negligently
- Their negligent behavior caused you to suffer an injury
- Your injury is as severe and life-altering as you claim
To prove these four points, you will need to compile a mountain of evidence, like:
- Police accident reports
- Medical records
- A recorded statement from a witness
- Traffic camera footage
Having spent years in the industry, our personal injury attorneys know exactly where to look and who to speak with to locate this evidence. When you hire us, we will be more than happy to use our knowledge to assist you with your search.
Negotiate a Settlement with the Other Party’s Insurer
Once your speeding crash case begins in earnest, the other party’s insurer may decide to offer you a settlement deal. Of course, their first proposal is unlikely to be their best one. To get them to open their purse strings and improve the terms of their deal, a period of negotiation might be necessary.
The attorneys at Brian White & Associates, PC, have been negotiating settlements with Texas insurance companies for years. As such, we understand how to convince them to improve the financial terms of their proposals. When you enlist our services, we will work night and day to try to secure a fair deal for you.
Do you need an experienced Houston car accident lawyer to help you fight for compensation? Then please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and set up a free consultation with a member of our legal team.
Speeding – Understanding the Statistics
Just about everybody in the state of Texas knows that driving faster than the posted speed limit on a busy city street or highway can be quite dangerous. However, to fully understand the scale of the issue, one must look at the following statistics from the National Safety Council:
- In 2018, speeding was a factor in 9,378 traffic deaths in the United States
- Speeding accounts for approximately 26 percent of all traffic deaths in the United States
- Speeding accounts for around 30 percent of all road fatalities in men between the ages of 15 and 24 in the United States
On a more local level, the Texas Department of Transportation‘s data indicates that speeding was a factor in the deaths of 251 individuals in the Lone Star State in 2018.
The car accident attorneys at Brian White & Associates, PC, have seen first-hand the devastation that speeding can cause. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one at the hands of a speeding driver, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We may be able to help you recover some much-needed compensation.
Common Injuries Suffered By Speeding Accident Victims in Houston
When the people of Houston get into speeding-related car crashes, they can suffer a wide variety of injuries – many of which can cause them to spend weeks in the hospital and months or years in physical therapy. Some may even require extensive surgery.
A short sampling of some of the most common speeding-related car accident injuries in the City of Houston would include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint injuries
- Fractured bones
- Eye injuries
Treating these injuries can often costs injured victims quite a lot of money – even if they have health insurance. It is not at all unusual for the victims of speeding accidents to receive medical bills for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Whether you were injured in a car accident that was caused by fatigued driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, or speeding, the attorneys at Brian White & Associates, PC, would love to help you fight for compensation. We offer free consultations, so please do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about your legal options.
Compensation Available to Houston Speeding Accident Victims
The amount of compensation you can expect when you suffer injuries at the hands of speeding drivers depends on three main factors. They are:
- The medical care you needed and will need in the future
- The impact your injury will have on your life and career
- The limits on the responsible party’s insurance policy
Individuals who get hit by drivers with high limits and suffer injuries that leave them with life-long health issues or permanent disabilities typically receive the most substantial compensatory payouts.
When the attorneys at Brian White & Associates, PC, represent speeding accident victims, we almost always demand financial restitution for their:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing healthcare expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When we file wrongful death suits on behalf of the families of people who died in speeding accidents, we pursue compensation for funeral costs and loss of consortium as well.
If the at-fault party acted with malice or gross negligence, our legal team can also fight for punitive (or exemplary) damages. In the state of Texas, damages of this nature are capped at $750,000.
Would you like to have a Houston car accident attorney from Brian White & Associates, PC, analyze your case and provide you with an accurate estimate of its worth? If so, please give us a call at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation.
Deadline for Filing Speeding Accident Lawsuits in Texas
According to section 16.003 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code, the statute of limitations for almost all personal injury cases in the Lone Star State is set at two years. This general rule means that the vast majority of people who suffer injuries in speeding accidents in Houston must file suit against the at-fault party before the second anniversary of their crash. Those who fail to take legal action in time can lose their right to compensation.
The state of Texas makes a noteworthy exception to this law for kids who suffer injuries in car accidents. Because minors do not have the right to fight for compensation in the Lone Star State, their two-year countdown timer does not begin ticking on the date of the collision. Instead, it starts on the first day they can legally file a lawsuit – their 18th birthday.
Do you need some help filing your car accident claim before your statute of limitations expires? Then please do not hesitate to send a message to the experienced legal team at Brian White & Associates, PC. We might be able to help you expedite your filing.
Your Knowledgeable Houston Speeding Accident Lawyer
When the people of Houston need someone to help them fight for compensation after a speeding accident, they know they can count on Brian White & Associates, PC. Our knowledge of the law and experience in the legal field allows us to take on almost any case – no matter how complex it may be. To have one of our knowledgeable attorneys assist you with your suit, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.