Speeding is a leading cause of accidents across the country. All drivers know this, but it is still difficult to find a driver who has not – at one point or another – driven over the speed limit. Even minor speeding can increase the risk of crashes, and anyone injured by a speeding driver should speak with a Chicago car accident attorney as soon as possible.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 8,730 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents in the first three months of 2021, which represents a 10.5% increase from the 7,900 fatalities the agency projected for the first quarter of 2020. Speeding was identified in the report as one of the leading risky behavior drivers engaged in that contributed to many of these crashes.
If you are one of the victims of these accidents caused by a speeding driver, you are probably wondering about what to do about the situation you find yourself in and have several questions and concerns about your rights. Our firm takes on a wide range of car accident claims, including those involving speeding, and we are ready to help.
Provide Information. We know the accident has likely disrupted your daily routine, and you are likely very concerned about the financial and social situation you find yourself in, especially if you have been unable to work because of the accident. We will share information with you about what your rights are and what we can do for you to ensure maximum compensation.
Investigate the accident. If the police were called to the accident scene, they likely prepared and filed an accident report that we can obtain and review. If there were witnesses to the accident whose contact information is available, we can talk to them and try to obtain as much information as they can provide, as we put together a picture to show exactly what happened before, during, and after the accident.
Negotiate with the insurance company. You have probably been contacted by the other driver’s insurance company adjuster seeking to offer you a settlement. If this happens, it is best not to talk to them. This is because these trained professionals work to make sure the insurance payoff is as little as possible. We, on the other hand, know how to negotiate with them to obtain the most compensation for you.
Prepare you for trial. Most accident cases never go to trial but are settled during negotiations between the insurance companies and the lawyers representing the accident victim. However, should the final offer from the insurance be unreasonable, we will advise you so, and if you choose to take the case to trial, we will prepare you for the trial.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver in the Chicago area, the Chicago car accident attorneys of Malman Law can help. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.
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