Speeding contributes to a large number of car accidents. In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says that exceeding the speed limit or going too fast for conditions contributed to 27.4 percent of the state’s fatal auto crashes in 2011 and 16 percent of all vehicle accidents.
When a driver’s speed causes an accident that results in the injury or death of another person, the drive can be held accountable for his or her recklessness. Victims and families can seek compensation from the careless driver to cover their medical expenses and other losses.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a speeding accident in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, the lawyers of Techmeier Law Firm can thoroughly investigate your case and help you to understand and assess your legal options.
Call or contact us online today to set up a free initial consultation about your case.
Determining the Role of Speeding in Your Wisconsin Car Crash
An investigation by our attorneys and experts at Techmeier Law Firm can reveal whether the other driver in your car crash was speeding at the time of impact.
- Eyewitnesses statements
- Vehicle damage
- Crash scene photographs (including photos of skid marks – or the lack thereof).
Also, many late model passenger cars now have “black box” data recorders much like those found on airplanes and in commercial tractor-trailer trucks. Such a device, called an “event data recorder” (EDR), contains a variety of information that includes a car’s speed prior to a crash.
It is important to move quickly to preserve EDR data and other potential evidence available from the cars involved in a crash. That is why it is crucial get legal help right away.
A car accident attorney can obtain the appropriate legal orders to preserve evidence that will reveal the cause of a crash. For instance, we can get a court order that requires a car to be impounded or that compels the at-fault driver to turn over information that will be helpful in establishing your case.
Once we have thoroughly investigated your accident and injuries and determined the costs of your losses, we can seek an appropriate settlement for you. If the insurance company refuses to make a proper settlement offer, we will be ready to go to court and battle on your behalf.
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Contact a Wisconsin Speeding Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, it is important to act quickly to preserve evidence of the crash and the harm done to you.
Contact Techmeier Law Firm today by phone or online to schedule a free initial review of your case. We serve clients throughout Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
• 2010-2011 Report, Wisconsin State Patrol
• Speeding, National Safety Council