Injured By A Speeding Driver? Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help.
We can demand compensation for your high-speed collision
Speeding might not seem like a serious crime. Many people drive faster than the posted speed limit. However, excessive speeding can put people on the road in danger. When speeding drivers cause collisions, these accidents often result in severe injuries and even fatalities.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, make sure you take your crash seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to a lawyer you can trust who will fight for your rights. Make sure you make an appointment with our law firm.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC has been helping Oklahomans injured by speeding drivers for more than 40 years. If you’ve been hurt, we’re here to move your case forward and protect your legal rights. Schedule your free consultation today. One of our experienced attorneys can help you every step of the way.
Why are accidents caused by speeding often so serious?
Speed limits exist for a reason. When people drive too fast, they often don’t have enough time to slow down and avoid crashing into another vehicle. In addition, speeding drivers often cause more severe accidents since the force of their vehicle is greater when they crash into another car. That might explain why speeding remains one of the leading causes of fatal accidents in Oklahoma.
These accidents are especially common on Oklahoma’s highways. The maximum speed limit on certain highways in Oklahoma is 80 miles per hour. When drivers exceed speed limits, such high speed accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities.
However, you don’t have to be a highway to be involved in a high-speed crash. Rural roads experience many speeding accidents. In addition, these accidents often occur at intersections in busy cities like Tulsa or Oklahoma City, particularly in head-on collisions. Wherever your accident took place, make sure you get the medical care and legal advice you need right away. Go straight to your doctor or the nearest hospital. Then make an appointment with our law firm.
What makes high speed crashes so complicated?
Speeding accidents might seem straightforward. Another driver clearly caused your collision. What makes such cases so complicated? Unfortunately, many different things in many different cases.
Depending on the circumstances of your crash, you may be faced with a wide range of complex legal issues. Insurance companies might fight you tooth and nail to protect their bottom line, putting their best lawyers and adjusters on the case. That’s because many speeding accidents result in significant injury claims which can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars or even much more.
Gathering evidence in these cases can also often be very challenging. In highway accidents in particular, evidence can disappear quickly. Eyewitnesses can be difficult to locate or have trouble remembering what they saw. Many high-speed crashes in Oklahoma involve out-of-state drivers or multiple vehicles, including commercial truck drivers. That’s why you need an attorney with experience who can investigate your crash and find the facts that matter.
We’re the law firm you can trust to build a strong case
When we handle an injury claim arising from a speeding accident, we go right to work. We’ll investigate the crash scene, review documents, interview witnesses and pore over the accident report to get as much information as possible. We’ll also start dealing with the insurance company on your behalf to protect your legal rights while you focus on what really matters – getting better.
Remember, the sooner you get an attorney involved in your case, the better. We’ll go to work to make sure your rights are protected and fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive by law. Contact an experienced Oklahoma attorney after your car accident. Give us a call or fill out our free consultation form online.