Warwick Speeding Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured by another driver in a speeding-related car accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. The Warwick car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. know how to navigate the legal road ahead of you to get the compensation you deserve.

Speeding car accidents are one of the most common and dangerous types of car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,378 people were killed in speeding-related car accidents in 2018. It is not only a danger to the person speeding but to others on the road as well.

When you’re impacted by a speeding vehicle, the force of the impact is going to be greater than if that vehicle were traveling the speed limit. Greater force means a greater risk of serious injuries resulting from the crash. You shouldn’t be left to cover the endless medical bills, the lost wages, and other costs associated with your accident. The speeding driver should be held accountable for their reckless actions.

The attorneys of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are highly experienced in handling car accident cases. We know all of the applicable laws inside and out, and we’ll leverage our resources and skillset to secure the maximum financial reward. We’re ready to help, and we won’t charge you anything unless we win compensation for you, so don’t hesitate to contact us and learn about your legal options. Call us today at (401) 751-8855 to schedule your free consultation.

Causes of Speeding Car Accidents

Most drivers are guilty of speeding at one time or another. For some, it can even become a habit. The data is clear, however – speeding is dangerous. When someone speeds, it significantly reduces the time a driver has to slow down, if needed, or react to a hazard. The NHTSA says speeding is a form of aggressive driving.

There a few reasons why people might speed:

  • Running late: Running late is a big factor in speeding accidents. When someone is running late for work, school, or an appointment, they may speed to get there on time.
  • Traffic: Traffic can sometimes bring out aggressive driving behaviors. When they have the opportunity, many drivers will speed after being stuck in traffic in order to make up for lost time.
  • Adrenaline rush: Some drivers experience a rush of adrenaline when they speed, and they may take any opportunity they can to travel above the speed limit, only to be unable to slow down when another vehicle crosses their path.
  • Don’t realize they’re speeding: Many drivers claim they don’t even realize when they’re speeding. Some speeding drivers say they didn’t see the speed sign or that they were just traveling the same speed as everyone else.

Drivers should have a regard for the safety of those around them. A fast-moving vehicle is more difficult to control and poses a hazard to everyone nearby. If you have been injured by the carelessness of a speeding driver, don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to help.

Common Injuries in Speeding Accidents

Because a greater force of impact is involved in speeding accidents, this type of accident can result in serious injury. Some of the most common types of injuries we see in speeding accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Lacerations
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns

The impact of a speeding car can be far-reaching. You may have suffered a long-term injury or even a lifelong injury. We’ll do all the heavy lifting in your injury claim or lawsuit so you can focus on recovering. We’ll work to maximize the value of your claim so you have the resources you need to get the best possible care for your injuries.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

When you hire the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. to represent you in your speeding car accident, you’ll have a compassionate, strong ally on your side who will fight for you in your injury claim or lawsuit. Filing an insurance claim is usually far from a straightforward process. Insurance companies, unfortunately, don’t have your best interests in mind; they are for-profit companies who will do everything they can to minimize your claim or deny it outright.

We know the tactics insurance companies employ to reduce your claim, so we know how to protect you from them. We know what it takes to be successful at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, and we’ll leverage our full skillset to help you. Here are some of the things we’ll do to build a strong case:

Investigate and gather evidence: We’ll meticulously investigate the details of your accident, and we’ll gather solid evidence to prove fault in your case, such as the police report, witness statements, medical records, surveillance footage, cell phone records, and more. We’ll also work with experts, such as accident reconstruction experts, to help us build a strong case.

Ensure medical records are complete: We will not only collect your medical records, we will work with your doctors to ensure they’re providing the level of detail needed to prove damages in your claim.

Determine the full value of your damages: We’ll work with medical experts, financial experts, and others to determine the full value of your damages, or losses, suffered from the accident. We’ll review your economic damages, or monetary losses, as well as your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. We’ll gather the information we need to back up your claim for full compensation.

File your injury claim: We’ll make sure every detail of your injury claim is reviewed and complete before we file it with the liable party’s insurance company, and we’ll make sure to meet all of the deadlines to ensure your case moves forward.

Negotiate: We’ll negotiate skillfully and assertively with the insurance adjuster, and we’ll protect you from lowball settlement offers.

Take your case to court: We’ll prepare your case for court in case the insurance company fails to offer you the settlement you’re owed. We’re skilled in the courtroom, and we’ll fight relentlessly for the money you need to be whole again.

We have helped countless car accident victims in Warwick and the surrounding areas, and we know what it takes to secure a positive outcome for you. You can trust us to provide you with exceptional representation.

Compensation You’re Owed After a Speeding Accident

There are a number of different types of compensation you may be able to claim following your speeding accident. For example, you may be owed the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical costs, such as rehabilitation appointments
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • In-home services

Our speeding car accident attorneys will explore every avenue of compensation for you, and we’ll work efficiently and aggressively to ensure your case moves forward in a timely manner. In Rhode Island, there is a statute of limitations of three years for filing a lawsuit. This means you only have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for compensation. If you don’t file your lawsuit within three years, you will likely lose your right to pursue compensation in a civil court.

Three years might seem like a long time, at first, but in actuality, the injury claims process that will likely precede the lawsuit can be complex and time-consuming. We’ll work to try to settle your case with the insurance company as quickly as possible so that we’re able to file the lawsuit on time if we need to take that step. 

Comparative Negligence in Rhode Island

It’s important to prove liability in a speeding car accident so that we can turn to the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover your compensation. It’s also important to prove liability due to the comparative negligence law in Rhode Island. According to the comparative negligence law, you can recover damages in your car accident. However, the financial reward you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault in the accident.

For example, if your total compensation was valued at $10,000, but the jury or judge decided that you were 20% at fault for your accident, you would only be able to recover $8,000 in damages. Your total reward would be reduced by 20%. Even if you are found to be more at fault than the other driver, you can still collect the compensation you’re due, although, in that scenario, you’ll be responsible for the other party’s damages, as well.

In your car accident case, we’ll work exhaustively to build the case that the other speeding driver was responsible for your accident and your injuries. We’ll do everything we can to build a strong, persuasive argument that strengthens your position in your claim or lawsuit.

Contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. Today

When someone else’s poor choice to speed has severely impacted your life, you have options to hold them accountable. We’ll work closely with you to fully understand your needs and your legal goals. If you’re unsure what legal path to take, or even if you need doctor recommendations, we’ll be there for you.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. will be by your side throughout the entire case, and we’ll be persistent and diligent in our pursuit of the maximum financial reward. We also work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we won’t charge you anything unless we recover compensation for you.

We are uncompromising in our dedication to our clients. Hiring our knowledgeable attorneys can make all the difference in your case. Give us a call today at (401) 751-8855 to schedule your free consultation.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Wednesday, November 4, 2020