What Rights Are You Entitled to After Speeding Accident in Nevada?
Driving too fast is one of the single most dangerous things that any person can do on the road. When a motorist goes too fast, he significantly increases the likelihood that an accident will happen. Not only does a driver make it more likely a crash will occur, but he also increases the chances that the crash will be serious or fatal if he’s speeding.
Las Vegas motorists who speed can be held responsible for speeding-related accidents that result from their conduct. However, victims will need to take action to pursue a claim for compensation so they can get the money they deserve from the speeding driver. LV Personal Injury Lawyers can help.
What is the Connection Between Speeding and Accident Risks
Speeding increases the likelihood of an accident for several reasons:
- A driver who speeds is more likely to lose control over the car
- A speeding driver is more likely to roll the vehicle over
- Speeding cars take longer to stop, so motorists who are speeding are more likely to hit people or vehicles in their path
The force and impact of a crash are also affected by how fast a car is going. A speeding car has more momentum and more velocity, so it will strike with greater force. When the body absorbs this greater force, this can result in serious or fatal injuries occurring.
Who is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Speeding?
A driver who is traveling too fast to be safe can be held responsible for any accidents that result from the motorist’s negligent conduct in Las Vegas. Drivers can be held accountable for speeding-related crashes if they were exceeding the speed limit when they caused an accident to occur.
They can also be held liable for a speeding-related collision if they were going too fast to be safe based on the current conditions on the road — regardless of whether or not they were actually exceeding the speed limit at the time of the accident.
For example, a driver who as going the speed limit during a terrible rainstorm when any reasonably competent driver would have slowed down could potentially be held liable for a speeding related accident caused by his conduct.
A motorist can only be held legally responsible — and can only be made to compensate victims — in circumstances where victims can prove that the motorist’s negligence was the direct cause of a crash and resulting injuries. Victims can prove negligence by showing that the speeding motorist was unreasonably careless because no reasonably prudent driver would have behaved in such a way. If the speeding motorist is violating a Nevada safety law — which happens when he’s exceeding the speed limit — this actually creates a presumption of negligence and makes it easier for a crash victim to pursue a claim for damages.
Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. – a Vegas speeding accident lawyer at LV Personal Injury Lawyers – can provide representation to a victim who wishes to pursue a claim for compensation and who must prove another driver should be held legally responsible for the injuries that occur.
We not only represent people who were hurt in a speeding accident personally, but we also provide legal advocacy to surviving family members of people killed in fatal speeding accidents.
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Compensation for Speeding Accidents
Any accident victim hurt in a speeding crash should be compensated for all losses that he or she experiences as a direct result of the collision. This can include compensation for:
- Injuries caused by the accident or medical issues exacerbated or made worse by the crash occurring
- Pain and discomfort due to the accident
- Emotional damages that occurred due to the speeding accident or because of resulting injuries. Emotional distress can include PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health issues resulting from auto accidents
- Loss of wages when injuries in a speeding accident either make it impossible to have any job or reduce earning power
- Medical expenditures resulting from damages caused by a speeding accident, including expenses for pain management and adaptive medical devices
It is common for accident victims involved in speeding-related accidents to settle their claims through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or to get a court verdict before they’ve fully recovered from injuries.
In fact, because of the severity of speeding accidents, many victims hurt in these types of collisions never fully get better and need lifelong medical care or have a permanent reduction in earning power.
Victims should ensure they receive compensation not only for costs and losses incurred up to the time the case is resolved but also for future losses. LV Personal Injury Lawyers firm helps speeding crash victims to identify their options for recovering monetary damages and can help you to fight for full and fair payment for everything the crash has caused you to endure.
Getting Help From Nevada Speeding Accident Attorneys
We are here for you if a speeding driver has hurt you. We routinely represent clients who have been badly hurt in auto accidents, and we will work hard to help you to identify the right legal strategy to pursue your case and maximize the money you receive. Whether you go to court or negotiate a settlement with an insurer outside of the courtroom, our firm will fight on your behalf to help you recover fully for losses.
To find out more about how our Vegas accident lawyers will help you in the aftermath of a speeding accident, give us a call today.