Speeding

Beaumont Speeding Accident Lawyers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speeding has been the cause of roughly one-third of all traffic fatalities for the past two decades. This will come as no surprise to any driver on Beaumont’s roads today. You’re sure to encounter at least one speeding motorist every time you make even the smallest journey by car.

Unfortunately, the consequences of such an accident can be devastating. The good news is you can hold reckless drivers responsible for their behavior. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver or lost a loved one in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation.

Don’t wait to get the support you need. Contact Portner Bond, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with one of our Beaumont speeding accident attorneys.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Whether or not there a criminal judgment confirms that the other driver was speeding, our legal team can build a case on your behalf demanding compensation for your losses.

Your Portner Bond, PLLC legal team will start by investigating your crash. We’ll gather evidence such as surveillance footage from red-light cameras or other sources, police reports, and witness testimonies in order to build a picture of exactly what happened. Physical evidence such as skid marks on the road can also be helpful to your claim since the length of the skid marks combined with vehicle damage can determine vehicle speed.

Many recently-manufactured cars contain an Event Data Recorder (EDR), which works something like the ‘black box’ on an airplane. The EDR records data like engine RPM and wheel speed. We may hire a car accident reconstruction expert to help determine exactly what happened in the crash. They can testify on your behalf in court or make a report for the at-fault party’s insurance company.

It’s important to secure a legal team and start the investigation as soon as possible in order to collect all physical evidence possible. Skid marks, for example, will fade, and the other driver’s car could be taken to the junkyard. Your lawyers will start gathering this crucial information as soon as possible.

Why Choose Us?

Portner Bond, PLLC has decades of experience managing all kinds of cases and a proven track record of positive results. We’ll work tirelessly for you until the best possible outcome is reached.

Our attorneys, Chris Portner, Trent Bond, and Tom Kiehnhoff, have all been recognized for their professional excellence and will make themselves as available as possible to answer any questions you might have. They’ll stand up to the insurance companies on your behalf to make sure that you’re treated fairly.

We approach every client on their own terms, so we’ll learn the individual details of your case. We can build a legal strategy specific to you and your accident.

[Firm name] handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means that you won’t pay us anything until you receive your compensation in a settlement or judgment.

Speeding Statistics

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that 26% of all deaths in car accidents (more than 9,000 fatalities) were caused by speed-related crashes in 2018. In a survey conducted in 2018 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly half of the drivers surveyed admitted to speeding on both freeways and residential streets.

The same study showed that men were more likely to speed than women and that younger drivers were more likely to speed than older ones. The sheer number of speeding cars on the road these days means that speeding accidents caused by reckless drivers are inevitable.

Why Do Drivers Speed?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found many reasons why a driver might speed. For some drivers, of course, speeding is their normal behavior, and they will drive aggressively no matter what the situation.

For most people, however, it’s an unusual occurrence. Motorists might speed in response to frustrating traffic hold-ups, for example, out of impatience. Others might feel detached from their surroundings inside their vehicle, so they act differently because they feel anonymous behind the wheel.

Some people speed because they’re running late, or because they’re inexperienced drivers. Many young drivers don’t realize how dangerous speeding can be or how long it would take them to brake in an emergency situation.

New drivers might not know that they should change their speed in accordance with road conditions, such as rain or snow. The NHTSA study showed that roadway surface conditions played a huge part in speeding-related fatal crashes, increasing them from 19% (on dry roads) to 35% (in the snow).

The NHTSA also found that alcohol commonly had an impact on speeding. In a 2013 study, roughly 42% of drivers in fatal crashes caused by speeding had blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher, compared to 16% of non-speeding drivers involved in fatal crashes.

The Risks of Speeding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists several consequences of speeding besides a ticket. A speeding driver is more likely to lose control of their vehicle.

The vehicle’s protective equipment, such as airbags and seat belts, are less effective when a driver speeds. If the driver must come to an emergency stop, speeding will increase their stopping distance greatly and may make it impossible to avoid a collision. Speeding also greatly increases the kinetic energy involved in a crash, which can cause the vehicle to flip over.

Speeding increases the severity of crashes and the severity of any injuries they cause. Injuries could include lacerations, whiplash, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, burns, broken bones and fractures, disfigurement, and more. Fatalities, of course, are also possible.

Contact a Speeding Accident Attorney in Beaumont

If a speeding driver caused injury to you or a loved one, you need an experienced legal team on your side to advocate for your right to fair compensation. Don’t leave the money you need on the table.

Call [firm number] or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Let us fight on your behalf to hold the negligent drivers that hurt you responsible. You deserve financial help to recover from the consequences of a Beaumont speeding crash.