Car Accidents Caused by Speeding Drivers: How Can You Prove Your Case?

There have been a number of recent car accidents in New York City, with many involving speeding drivers and resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. The city has stepped up its efforts to curb such drivers as well as speed-related incidents by deploying cameras and enhancing police enforcement. However, we continue to see a surge in car, pedestrian and bicycle accidents in all city boroughs, which is distressing.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver, there is no question that you deserve compensation for your injuries, damages and losses. In any personal injury case, including car accident cases, plaintiffs (the injured victims) must prove negligence (carelessness) in order to secure monetary compensation for their losses.

How Can You Prove Negligence?

There are a number of ways in which our New York City car accident lawyers can help you prove that your accident and injuries were caused by a speeding driver:

Testimony from witnesses: We can secure the testimony of individuals who actually saw the crash occur and who can talk about how fast the other driver was going. This type of testimony can be extremely valuable. We can also seek the help of expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction experts or forensic specialists who can review an accident scene and provide their professional opinion of how the accident occurred.

Black Boxes and dashboard cameras: Many vehicles have an event data recorder, otherwise known as a “black box,” which can help provide information including how fast the vehicle was moving and whether the driver attempted to apply the brakes at the time of the collision. Dashboard cameras or dashcams can also help show the type of driving involved before the accident and how accidents occurred.

Police reports: In car accident cases, especially those involving injuries and/or fatalities, police reports detailing the incident can be an important piece of evidence. After an accident, it is crucial to call the police and request they file a report. Accident reports contain detailed information about who caused the accident and whether officers issued any citations including speeding tickets.

Evidence at the scene: Accident reconstruction experts can look at evidence at the scene such as debris or skid marks to tell how fast a driver was going before he or she applied the brakes prior to a collision. The faster a vehicle travels, the longer the skid marks will be. Accident reconstruction experts can also tell how fast a vehicle was moving by the distance between the vehicles and roadway debris, etc.

Images from the accident scene: More and more homes and businesses are installing video cameras on their properties to protect themselves from vandals and criminals. These cameras are also providing valuable information when it comes to documenting car accidents and how they occurred. Accident scene photos and videos can also provide crucial evidence about how accidents occur.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

Injured victims of speeding or reckless drivers can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as lost future income, medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, etc.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For nearly 50 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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