Las Vegas Speeding Accident Victim Lawyers

Speeding hurts far too many people and ends too many lives; from 2014 to 2018, there were over 500 fatal speeding crashes in Nevada, a shocking and saddening statistic. If a speeding driver has led to your current sorrow and suffering, you can take action. When it seems like no one wants to take responsibility, hire Henness & Haight Injury Law to be your bold advocate. Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys won't back down from the speeding driver, their insurance company, and other responsible parties. With Henness & Haight, the search is over: help is here.

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Speeding Accidents2024-05-15T11:30:58-07:00

Speeding Accidents in Las Vegas, Nevada

Speeding is against the law in Nevada — and every other state in the country. Yet, 90% of drivers admit to speeding, even though more than 80% think it’s dangerous and over a third say it’s always unacceptable.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the effects of speeding go far beyond breaking the law. Speeding leads to:

  • A greater potential for losing control of a vehicle
  • Seatbelts and airbags being less effective for passenger protection
  • A longer stopping distance after the driver reacts to a threat and hits the brakes
  • An increased chance for costly crashes that inflict higher levels of damage
  • Greater crash severity and more severe, life-threatening injuries

The final point is speeding’s most devastating effect; speeding is the driving behavior linked to the most fatalities. 17% of driver deaths are associated with speeding, 10% with driving under the influence, 5% with road rage, and 5% with distracted driving. In the United States in 2019, speeding killed 9,478 people. Many of those people were innocent victims who were simply in the path of a speeding driver.

How Speeding Drivers Leave Victims in Their Wake

Speeding drivers involved in fatal car accidents have a much higher probability of having previous traffic offenses. Nearly one-third of all these drivers have had a previous speeding conviction, and roughly one-fourth have previously had their license suspended or revoked.

Males between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most likely to be involved in fatal speeding accidents. Driving under the influence also often goes hand-in-hand with fatal speeding accidents; NHTSA reports that in 2017, 37% of the speeding drivers who were involved in
fatal crashes were alcohol-impaired (with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more), compared to just 16% of non-speeding drivers.

These speeding driver characteristics are not always related to your specific case, but it’s the first place our speeding accident lawyers in Las Vegas start. When assessing the cause of your car accident, we look at what occurred right before, during, and after your accident. We look at who the driver is and their previous driving history. Our attorneys closely follow the law enforcement investigation into your crash so we can determine if a driver’s risky and illegal speeding behavior contributed to your accident.

Receive the Financial Help You Deserve After a Speeding Accident

The sad reality of car accidents is that, after they occur, many people experience multiple, serious struggles all at once. You are probably facing incredible financial stress. At the same time, you may be trying to heal injuries, come to terms with new disabilities, grieve a loved one, handle the loss of employment and health insurance, and deal with PTSD, anxiety, and more emotional pain.

Common Issues Victims Face After a Commercial Vehicle Accident:

  • Medical issues such as whiplash, broken bones, physical therapy, etc.
  • Mental and emotional distress such as new anxiety or fear of driving, etc.
  • Job loss or lost wages
  • Permanent injuries or disabilities
  • Significant damage or total loss of vehicle

While the negative effects of a car accident can be tremendous, its lasting financial impact doesn’t have to be your sole burden to bear. If you’ve been struck by a speeding driver or lost a loved one, you deserve to have full and fair compensation to cover medical care, relieve the stress of lost wages, and recognize the incredible loss and emotional pain you have experienced.

Often, insurance companies resist paying you what you deserve; they try to find loopholes or offer you a small, unfair settlement to save money. Not only is this insulting to you and other victims, but it’s also a lack of responsibility on their part. This common situation is where our Las Vegas speeding accident victim attorneys can lend their expertise. We’ve negotiated with insurance companies for years. We know their strategies and we know how to combat them. We aren’t greedy — we simply hold our ground for nothing less than full and fair compensation.

How a Las Vegas Excessive Speeding Accident Attorney Can Defend Your Right to Seek Justice

The aftermath of the accident is disorienting, but it’s essential you contact a Las Vegas speeding accident victim attorney right away. If a driver’s disregard for your safety injured you or killed a loved one, you deserve to seek justice, and that journey should start as soon as possible. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you every step of the way.

Other ways our Las Vegas car accident attorneys help you build your case include:

  • Determining the value of your damages. From car repairs and medical bills to emotional suffering or the wrongful death of a loved one, we help you calculate the full and fair compensation you deserve for the pain you’ve endured.
  • Drawing from their experience in other Las Vegas car accident cases. Choosing a personal injury attorney who has experience with speeding or reckless driving cases is essential. Their previous cases and knowledge of traffic laws will help them understand how to approach your case to achieve the best outcome for you.
  • Standing up to the speeding driver’s attorney and their insurance company. A speeding defendant, their attorney, and their insurance company will do everything they can to avoid paying you the fair compensation you deserve. An excessive speeding accident attorney will know their tactics and make sure you — the victim — are never silenced.
  • Acting as a trusted, confidential legal advocate. Having a trusted lawyer on your side is critical to protecting your rights. You don’t have to be a legal expert or skilled communicator to seek justice. They will give you the facts and offer advice based on what’s best for you. They will speak for you to provide you with the most robust and most compelling representation.

Choose Henness & Haight, The Experienced Speeding Accident Lawyers

If you’ve been involved in a severe accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, statistics show that speeding could have been a cause. Speeding is dangerous and illegal, and our attorneys will work tirelessly to prove that your injuries, suffering, and loss are validated and compensated by those responsible.

Our service doesn’t cost anything out-of-pocket; our “no win, no fee” promise means we only get paid when you do. Learn more about our Las Vegas car accident attorneys and see some of our case results, or contact us for a completely free, no-obligation consultation.

FAQs about Speeding Accidents

Is my case worth pursuing? How much could it be worth?2022-06-01T08:31:14-07:00

Each case is unique, and its value depends on the types of injuries you sustained, the factors that led to the accident, and who was involved. Let us provide you with a free case evaluation; our Las Vegas reckless driving attorneys will review the details of your case and provide you with a safe estimate of its value. This review helps you understand exactly what we’re working toward before we get started. The evaluation carries no obligation, so there’s no risk in taking it. Start the case evaluation here.

How much does it cost to hire a Las Vegas speeding accident victim attorney for my case?2022-06-01T08:30:16-07:00

Our cost approach is simple: “no win, no fee.” That means that you don’t pay us anything when you hire us. We know that most of our clients are already struggling with bills from unexpected injuries; we don’t expect you to take out loans or dip into savings to pay for our services, too. Our legal fee is covered by a percentage of the compensation we successfully recover for you. We mean it when we say “no win, no fee”; this literally means zero risk to you hiring us.

I was in a hit-and-run with a speeding driver; what can I do?2022-06-01T08:29:30-07:00

Law enforcement often catch drivers who commit a hit and run; the prevalence of traffic cameras and eyewitnesses on Las Vegas roads helps improve this possibility. A driver charged with a hit-and-run will face criminal charges, which is unrelated to a personal injury case. To recover the compensation you deserve, you will need to prove liability. Our excessive speeding accident attorneys can handle this by using Nevada law to show the driver’s insurance company, their lawyers, and, if possible, the court, that the driver was responsible for your injuries and financial loss because of the hit and run accident.

Is speeding considered reckless driving?2022-06-01T08:28:50-07:00

Yes, certain instances of speeding are also considered reckless driving. A Nevada resident could be charged with reckless driving for doing any of the following while operating a vehicle:

  • Speeding excessively (25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit)
  • Passing school buses with their stop signs down
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Going around railroad barriers
  • Speeding or completing a U-turn in a school zone
  • Failing to yield to other vehicles and pedestrians
  • Driving under the influence/while intoxicated
  • Racing other vehicles
  • Evading law enforcement
  • Passing on a two-lane highway or over a double yellow line
  • Texting while driving
  • Passing on blind curves
  • Swerving and cutting in and out of lanes
Who pays for my car repair bills after an accident?2022-06-01T08:26:37-07:00

The negligent driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for car repairs that result from the accident. However, insurance companies and their attorneys fight to avoid paying what they owe. When you hire a speeding accident lawyer in Las Vegas, they communicate with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf to win you full and fair compensation — including the money you need to fix or replace your damaged vehicle.

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