A New York driver’s license is a privilege and not a right. Drivers must obey all traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely. Failure to acknowledge posted speed limit signs can result in a traumatic accident with life-changing injuries for other drivers.
If a speeding driver caused your accident, they may be liable for your damages in a NY personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. The potentially recoverable damages may include your medical costs, missed time from work, and your pain and suffering.
A New York car accident attorney from Morelli Law Firm may be able to handle all aspects of your case. If you or a loved one were in a car accident that was the result of a speeding driver, a New York speeding accident lawyer can represent you.
For a free consultation on your case with our experienced NYC personal injury lawyers, contact Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront costs.
Evidence and Liability for a Car Accident Caused by a Speeding Driver
Driving above the speed limit is illegal. If a speeding driver caused your car accident, their speed may be a key factor in establishing their negligence and liability.
Morelli Law Firm can collect evidence of the responsible party’s liability in your case when we represent you. This evidence may include:
- Surveillance, CCTV, or dashcam footage of the accident, if available
- Photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and vehicle damage
- Statements from witnesses
- The police report
- Evidence from the scene, such as skid marks
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
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Damages in a Car Accident Case
Those who exceed posted speed limits can lose control of their vehicle, causing accidents that injure others. A speeding driver’s failure to obey the law could result in significant injuries and financial losses for you.
If you can prove the responsible party’s liability, they may owe you compensation for these damages.
When you work with a New York accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from Morelli Law Firm, we can fight for compensation for all of your accident-related damages.
Depending on the details of your case, the recoverable damages may include:
- Medical costs associated with transport from the crash scene, hospital stays, and other related fees
- Continuing medical costs for injuries that require extended treatment and care
- Loss of pay from the time you missed from work during recovery
- Reduced earning capacity, if you are unable to return to your pre-crash employment
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering for your injuries and your mental anguish
- And more
At Morelli Law Firm, we stand by our clients from the moment they sign on for representation. You can focus on your recovery while we fight for compensation on your behalf.
To learn more about our services and your options in a free case review with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.
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Be Cautious if Speaking to Insurance Companies
The responsible party’s insurance company may try to contact you soon after the accident. They may wish to ask you questions about the accident or even make you a settlement offer.
First, it is important to know that an insurance agent may be able to use statements you give them about the accident or your injuries to reduce or deny your claim.
Second, their settlement offer may not cover all of your damages. Accepting a settlement offer may require you to sign a release that forfeits your right to sue for further compensation later on.
When we work together on your case, Morelli Law Firm can handle all of the communications with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf. We can evaluate the fairness of any settlement offer they make and negotiate if it is insufficient. If they do not make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
When a Speeding Driver Causes the Death of a Loved One
According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), there were 225 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving speeding in New York State in 2018.
If a speeding driver caused your loved one’s death, Morelli Law Firm can assist you with a wrongful death lawsuit. Your relationship with the decedent may play an important role in whether you are eligible for compensation.
In a wrongful death case, the recoverable damages may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of support
- And more
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The Statutes of Limitations in New York
There are important deadlines to be aware of when pursuing compensation after a car accident in New York.
There is a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214. For wrongful death lawsuits, there is a general two-year statute of limitations, per New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) § 5-4.1.
If you miss any deadlines for a personal injury or a wrongful death case, you may be unable to recover compensation for your damages via a lawsuit.
Contact Morelli Law Firm Today
A New York accident caused by exceeding posted speed limits lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can manage all deadlines, paperwork, and communications in your case when we represent you. Allow us to shoulder the burden of managing your insurance claim or lawsuit while you focus on your injuries and your recovery.
You are not alone during this challenging time. Our team is approachable, friendly, and caring when it comes to communicating with our clients. We will be accessible to answer your questions and update you on your case throughout our work together.
Supporting accident victims is what Morelli Law Firm does. For a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.