Ignoring the speed limit can result in traumatic car crashes. At The Bradley Law Firm, our St. Louis speeding accident attorneys understand the consequences of a car accident. We see the devastation caused by speeding drivers in St. Louis, MO, every day. Contact one of our attorneys at (314) 400-0000 to get the help you deserve.
Driving over the speed limit can result in a traffic ticket and points against your driver’s license. The Missouri Department of Transportation explains how points work. However, a traffic ticket is not the worst consequence of speeding.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver, we want to help. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing injured clients in St. Louis, Missouri.
Contact our law firm today for a free consultation to discuss your accident case. It does not cost you anything to meet with one of our St. Louis personal injury lawyers.
How Our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Speeding Accident
Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys have received the highest ratings from our clients, as well as other attorneys and judges. We believe in fostering a productive and compassionate attorney-client relationship.
At The Bradley Law Firm, our attorneys consistently recover life-changing verdicts and settlements for our clients. Let us put our considerable skills, knowledge, and experience to work for you.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Conduct comprehensive accident investigations to identify all parties liable for your damages
- Pursue every legal claim available for your case
- Aggressively negotiate top settlements for your personal injury case
- Fight in court to recover the maximum compensation available for your case
- Provide experienced legal counsel and guidance throughout your case
We are passionate about representing accident victims. Our lawyers have decades of combined legal experience helping victims fight for fair compensation.
Call our office today to schedule your free consultation with a St. Louis speeding accident attorney.
How Common Are Speeding Accidents?
Speed is one of the most common factors in traffic accidents. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, speed is involved in a substantial number of accidents each year. Thousands of people face injury or death in speed-involved car accidents.
In 2019, there were 282 fatal crashes involving speed in Missouri. Additionally, 10,360 people were injured in crashes involving a speeding driver in 2019.
In St. Louis, 27 car crashes resulted in traffic deaths in 2019. That year, 634 motor vehicle accidents resulted in personal injury.
Overview of Speeding Accidents
Speeding accidents can cause devastating injuries for the victims. In many cases, the driver who is speeding can also sustain catastrophic injuries. The causes of speeding accidents are preventable, which makes these types of traffic crashes even more tragic.
What Are Common Causes of Speeding Accidents?
Speed limits are established to protect individuals from accidents and injuries. As speed increases, the risk of a car accident increases.
People speed for a variety of reasons. They may like the thrill of driving at high rates of speed. Other people speed because they are rushing to get somewhere. Speeding is also a common aggressive driving or road rage behavior.
Unfortunately, the consequences of speeding can be deadly. It increases the risk of being in an accident and the risk of catastrophic injuries.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Speeding Accidents
Injuries in a speeding accident are often traumatic. In many cases, speeding accidents result in traffic fatalities, especially if the victims were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Common injuries caused by St. Louis speeding accidents include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Loss of limbs or amputations
- Chest injuries
- Lacerations and disfigurement
- Severe burns and scarring
If you are injured in an accident involving a speeding driver, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. However, you must first prove that the driver caused the crash before you can recover money for your damages.
Who is Liable for Speeding Accidents?
Missouri is an at-fault state for car accidents. While speeding is illegal and can contribute to the cause of the car crash, you must prove the other driver was responsible for causing the collision.
For example, you might show the driver sped through a red light and crashed into your vehicle when you had the right of way. Another common speeding accident is when a driver loses control of their speeding vehicle and crosses over into another traffic lane.
Our legal team investigates your crash’s cause to gather evidence proving the speeding driver was at fault.
Once we prove the other driver caused the accident, we can seek compensation for damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Disabilities and impairments
- Decreases in future earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The value of your claim depends on the facts of your case. We work to build a case that gives you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our St. Louis Speeding Accidents Lawyers
Did a speeding driver cause your injury? Let us fight to get you the money you deserve for your damages and injuries. Call now to schedule your free consultation with a St. Louis car accident lawyer.