Speed Limits Are Established for a Reason
For many people, driving over the speed limit is second nature. They routinely drive five, 10, 15, 20 or more miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit. What they fail to realize is that speed limits are established for a reason. They are not arbitrary. They are based on the road itself and designed to keep everyone safe — drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Not surprisingly, speeding is a major cause of car accidents in New York.
How to Determine Whether a Negligent Driver Was Speeding?
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have been building our record of results in car accident cases since 1980. We know the importance of investigation in these cases. Our lawyers know exactly where to look to determine if the negligent driver was speeding.
Our first stop in these cases: witnesses. While the negligent driver will rarely admit to breaking the law, witnesses may report that he or she was exceeding the speed limit, weaving through traffic and driving erratically prior to the accident. We take great care to get witness statements as soon as possible, before memories start to fade. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, we encourage you to hire us as soon as possible so we can get started with the investigation. We will work fast to build a strong case.
Fast action is also important in terms of reviewing the accident scene and the negligent driver's car. We may not learn that the negligent driver was speeding until we bring in an accident reconstructionist who will look at skid marks and other pieces of evidence at the scene and determine just how fast the negligent driver was going.
Exceeding the speed limit is not a requirement to prove a driver's negligence. In cases involving icy and snowy conditions, a driver may be negligent for driving too fast for conditions. We are experienced in weather-related car accidents.
We Will Take Our Evidence to Trial
Insurance companies know that if they do not provide the settlement we ask for, we will take the case to trial. We are trial attorneys, willing to fight to ensure that you get full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Free Consultation — Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers
Call our New York City speeding car accident lawyers at 212-227-2780 or toll free at 1-800-269-2780. You can also contact us via e-mail. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if you recover money.