Speeding is a common factor behind traffic crashes which lead to injuries and death. Almost every driver has engaged in speeding at one time or another due to the fact that it is viewed as a far less dangerous behavior than drunk or drug-impaired driving or driving while texting. Yet speeding is related to 30 percent of all traffic crash fatalities in the U.S.
If you’ve been involved in a speeding-related accident in which you were injured or if you have lost a loved one in such an accident, you will need to seek the damages you deserve through an insurance claim or lawsuit. Getting proven legal help can be critical to ensuring that you receive all of the compensation you need and deserve.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a law firm that has been serving the needs of personal injury victims since 1997. Our firm is dedicated solely to helping those injured through the negligent actions of others. As a result of our concentration in this field, we have forged a strong reputation for competence and results. We know that our success depends on how well we serve our clients.
With 30 attorneys and more than 130 additional legal and investigative assistants, we have the resources to pursue your claim for full compensation for your medical care, lost earnings, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle or for the losses connected to the death of a loved one killed in a crash.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that speeding has been involved in 30 percent of all U.S. traffic crash deaths since 2003. These crashes are caused by a driver who was issued a speeding ticket, a motorist driving too fast for the current conditions, or one who exceeded the posted speed limit. While most people may assume that speeding occurs mostly on freeways or expressways with higher speed limits, the largest percentage of speeding-related traffic deaths in 2012 occurred on “minor roads.” IIHS speeding-related traffic death statistics show that:
According to the National Safety Council, 47 percent of speeding-related traffic deaths in 2006 occurred on roads which had a 50 mph or less speed limit while more than 20 percent of such deaths took place on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that those most likely to speed are young males between the ages of 15 and 24. Drivers in this age group made up the highest percentage of those found speeding which led to another’s death.
Speeding is a form of negligence which underlies any insurance claim or lawsuit. If you’ve been harmed by a speeding driver, you may be facing huge financial repercussions as well as physical and emotional suffering. Getting legal help you can trust at such a difficult time can relieve some of the stress and give you the reassurance that your case will be pursued with maximum care, ability, and dedication. That is what Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is all about. We value your well-being and will fight to get you every dollar you deserve. Contact us to discuss your speeding accident case in a free consultation today.