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New York Speeding Accident Lawyer

New York Speeding Accident LawyerHas speeding driving caused you to be injured in a New York City car accident? If so, the driver may be financially liable for your damages and injuries. Our NYC car accident lawyer fights for your right to fair compensation for the pain and suffering caused by a speeding accident.

You do not have to handle an aggressive insurance company alone. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have more than 25 years of experience dealing with large insurance companies that want to undervalue and deny valid accident claims.

Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a New York City speeding accident attorney to discuss your car accident case. Let our legal team help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Our New York City Speeding Accidents Lawyer Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Car Crash

Jay Knispel, our New York City car accident attorney has over 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. He is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers. He is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Personalized, compassionate legal services
  • Aggressive representation inside and outside of the courtroom
  • A comprehensive investigation using all of our resources to identify the party responsible for your injuries
  • Support and guidance throughout the process
  • Updates about your case and effective communication
  • Prompt answers to your questions and concerns

We understand that you have been through a traumatic event. Our goal is to lessen your stress while fighting for maximum compensation for your injury claim.

Contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, to schedule your free consultation with our New York City personal injury lawyer. We are here to help you when a negligent driver has injured you.

How Common Are Speeding Accidents?

Speeding is one of the most common factors in motor vehicle accidents. Excessive speed is a factor in approximately one-third of car accidents. During 2018, 9,378 people died in speeding accidents in the United States, and hundreds of thousands of people were injured by speeding drivers.

In New York City, there were 334 accidents involving unsafe speeds in December 2020. From January to May of 2020, speeding was a factor in 34 percent of fatal crashes in New York. During Speed Awareness Week in August, 21,428 traffic tickets were issued for speeding in New York.

Overview of Speeding Accidents in New York City

Speed limits are the maximum safe driving speed for a specific area of the road. When a driver exceeds the posted speed limit, it increases the risk of a speeding accident. The driver has less time to stop or react to a hazard to avoid an accident and has a higher risk of losing control of the vehicle.

Common Reasons That Drivers Speed

Speeding is considered reckless or aggressive driving behavior. There are many reasons why a driver may choose to speed.

Common reasons why someone might exceed the speed limit or drive at excess speeds include:

  • Running late or in a rush
  • Some drivers like the thrill of driving fast
  • Traffic congestion causes some drivers to respond by speeding when they clear traffic
  • Disregard for traffic laws and speed limits
  • Drivers are familiar with the road
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving, which leads to not observing speed and speed limits

Sadly, traffic tickets are not the only consequence of speeding. Speeding increases the risk of an accident and the severity of accident injuries.

Types of Injuries Caused by Speeding Accidents

Speeding accidents cause a variety of injuries. The injuries may be more severe in accidents involving excessive speeds.

Common speeding accident injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Brain injuries, including bleeding, concussions, swelling, and traumatic brain injury
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Severe burns and disfigurement

Speeding decreases the effectiveness of seat belts, airbags, and other occupant-protection features. For some accident victims, their injuries result in permanent impairments and disabilities that decrease their quality of life and result in substantial financial damages.

Who is Liable for a Speeding Accident in New York State?

If a driver causes a speeding accident, the driver can be held liable for damages caused by the accident. However, you must prove that the driver was negligent and caused the collision. Establishing negligence in a speed-related case would involve:

  • Showing the speeding driver owed you a duty of care
  • By speeding, that driver breached their duty of care to you
  • You suffered bodily injury or property damage, and
  • Your injuries were a direct and proximate cause of the driver’s decision to exceed the speed limit.

Our New York City car accident attorney investigates the crash to determine all factors that contributed to the collision. We may interview eyewitnesses, search for a video of the crash, and employ experts to assist in the investigation.

What Compensation Is Available After a Speed-Related Crash in New York City, NY?

Once we prove the speeding driver caused the auto accident, we demand compensation for your damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disabilities and impairments
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life
  • And more

Our legal team does not stop searching and digging until we uncover all the evidence available to prove that the other driver caused the crash.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York City Speeding Accident Attorney

Exceeding a safe speed is dangerous driving behavior. It puts the driver and all others on the road at risk of an accident. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we work to hold reckless drivers accountable for their choices.

Call our law firm to schedule your free consultation with an NYC speeding accidents attorney. It does not cost you anything to learn about your legal rights and get answers to your questions about accident claims.