Speeding Car Accident Lawyer
We can fight for your rights, hold reckless drivers responsible for your crash
Speeding drivers wreak havoc on the roads. When drivers go too fast, they often don’t have enough time to avoid crashing into another car. Add to the fact that high-speed car accidents – especially many highway accidents – often cause serious injuries and you often have a recipe for disaster.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bad car accident in Indiana caused by a speeding driver, make sure you take certain steps to protect your health and your rights. Seek immediate medical attention. Then, contact our law firm. We can vigorously fight for your rights.
Our talented team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs has over 100 years of combined legal experience standing up for the rights of injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. We know the challenges accident victims often face after a high-speed accident. We know how to deal with insurance companies and can demand the money you deserve for your crash.
Bad accidents often involve speeding
Speed limits exist for a reason. That’s because speeding remains one of the most common causes of car accidents. Speeding is often a factor in many different types of serious accidents, including:
- Highway car accidents
- Accidents caused by reckless drivers
- Intersection accidents, especially when speeding drivers run a red light or a stop sign
- Drunk drivers behaving recklessly or who fall asleep at the wheel
- Tired drivers who fall asleep and don’t apply the brakes before crashing into a car
The faster a car is traveling, the more damage the speeding car will cause. That’s because the force of the impact is significantly greater when a car is going faster. That’s why speeding accidents are often associated with serious car accident injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries.
How is fault determined in a speeding crash?
Insurance companies for drivers involved in a crash often have the most to say when it comes to determining who caused the accident. This is especially true in Indiana, which has a fault-based insurance system. So, if the other driver is at fault, their insurance company is responsible for compensating you and everyone else injured in the crash for all injury-related expenses.
Insurance companies often use a wide range of evidence to determine who was at fault in a speeding accident, including:
- The investigating police officer’s official accident report
- Eyewitness testimony from witnesses who saw the accident
- Statements from drivers, passengers or anyone else involved in the crash
- Evidence at the scene of the accident, including accident debris and skid marks on the road
- Medical records for anyone injured in the crash
- Security camera footage or dash cam video of the accident
Every piece of evidence matters when it comes to determining who caused your accident. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side, making sure the facts reflect what happened in your crash.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Don’t simply assume the insurance companies investigating your accident will accurately determine who caused your crash. Even if you clearly didn’t do anything wrong, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will often do everything they can to reduce or deny your injury claim. That’s because your accident expenses can add up fast after a high-speed crash.
When you have a lawyer on your side, you can make sure your best interests get the attention they deserve. Your attorney can thoroughly investigate your accident and find the facts to support your injury claim.
Your legal team can then present its findings to the insurance companies, particularly the one representing the at-fault driver. Many agree to cooperate once they realize your attorney has the evidence to support your claim. If not, your legal team can file a lawsuit or pursue other legal options on your behalf for the money you rightfully deserve.
Take back control. Contact our law firm. We can fight for you
The clock is running after your high-speed accident. In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your crash to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. If you miss this deadline, you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain the money you need for medical bills, vehicle repairs, replacement income and other accident expenses.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our law firm after your car accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana to better serve you.
Glaser & Ebbs, Attorneys at Law – we fight to win.