Speeding Car Accidents
Benjamin Herbst is a speeding car accident lawyer who helps injured clients in all areas of Maryland. If you have been injured by a speeding driver you deserve the maximum amount of compensation so you can move on from the accident, and Benjamin will fight to make sure you receive this compensation. Speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents because driving at a high rate of speed drastically decreases the amount of reaction time a driver has. Reaction time can be the difference between avoiding a collision and crashing into another vehicle, so every split second counts. High-speed car accidents also cause greater damage and a risk of serious injury or death due to the amount of force involved. Even occupants that are fully buckled in their seats, and driving in newer model cars are at a great risk of serious injury from a negligent speeding driver.
Not all high-speed car accidents actually involve a collision with the driver that was the one speeding. A negligent driver who is traveling above the speed limit can have a decreased ability to stay in his or her lane around curves, and may swerve into the opposite lane in order to maintain control. This type of negligent driving can cause an innocent driver to swerve to avoid a head on collision. In some cases the innocent driver can be completely run off the road and into fixed objects such as trees, telephone poles or guardrails. Drivers run off the road can also be injured by driving into ditches or down steep hills. If a negligent driver ran you or a loved one off the road then that driver’s insurance company is responsible for every cent of damage they caused. Benjamin Herbst knows how to take on these big money insurance companies, and is not afraid to take them to court when they lowball his clients.
Maryland has relatively low speed limits on the major highways compared to other states, as the Baltimore and Washington beltways are set at 55 miles per hour. Interstates 95, 70 and 97 and U.S. Route 50 have higher speed limits, but no matter how high the speed limits go there are still drivers that travel way too fast for the conditions. Failure to control speed to avoid a vehicle accident is a fineable offense in Maryland that carries 3 points upon conviction. If another driver has been issued this citation or any other citation for causing an accident then her or she should be held responsible for the crash. The only issue remaining in these types of cases will be the amount of damages, and Benjamin will fight tooth and nail to recover the maximum.
There are various tactics that an experienced speeding car accident lawyer will use in order to prove liability and damages even if the other driver did not receive a citation from a police officer. A lawyer may consult an accident re-constructionist to analyze the scene of the crash, and this expert could determine that the driver who caused the accident was in fact speeding. There may also be surveillance footage of the accident if it occurred at an intersection or in the parking lot of a business. Not all speeding car accidents happen at high speeds, as a great deal of parking lot accidents occur under 25 mph. But even a car traveling 25 may be going way too fast for the conditions, and this speed can cause catastrophic injures to a pedestrian, motorcycle rider, scooter rider or a person on a bicycle. Anyone injured by a speeding car should seek immediate medical attention and then consult Maryland accident lawyer Benjamin Herbst at 410-207-2598 for a free no obligation consultation.