Seattle High Speed Accident Lawyer
Car Crash with a Speeding Vehicle
Speed limits are not arbitrary. They exist and are enforced to keep everyone safe, motorists and pedestrians included. Engineers consider many factors when determining posted speed limits, including the road's characteristics, shoulder conditions, grade, and sight distance. The numbers they come up with aren't made up on the fly; they matter and should be heeded by everyone on the road. Unfortunately, many choose not to, and the statistics reflect that. Speeding causes countless auto accidents that result in injuries or deaths. Anyone who causes harm to another due to speeding can be held liable for all the damages the victim suffers.
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our experienced Seattle auto accident attorneys help injured victims and their loved ones get the compensation they need to cover all related damages, such as medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free, comprehensive consultation.
How Can I Hold a Speeding Driver Accountable for an Accident?
First and foremost, speeding is explicitly mentioned in Washington law as being an illegal behavior. Washington Statute 46.61.400 states, "No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on or entering the highway in legal compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care."
As long as you and your attorney can establish that the liable motorist was speeding and that his or her speeding led to the collision that caused your damages, then your claim will be difficult to contest. However, your attorney must first conduct a thorough investigation and find relevant evidence, such as traffic camera photos, testimonies by accident reconstruction specialists and other experts, and witness accounts that support your claim. If your personal injury claim proves successful, you may receive financial compensation for all of your losses.
How Can a WA High Speed Accident Attorney Help Me with My Injury Claim?
The knowledgeable Seattle high speed accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help you navigate the complex claims process and protect you from the underhanded denial tactics employed by insurance companies. It is absolutely vital that you consult with a trustworthy lawyer before you speak with an insurance adjuster or sign anything. For more information through a no-cost consultation, call our offices at (888) 228-3860.
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