Seattle Speeding Accidents Lawyers
Posted speed limits exist to keep motorists safe. When drivers ignore those limits, they put other people in danger, and severe accidents often result. If you were the unfortunate victim of an accident caused by a speeding driver, it’s important that you understand your rights and legal options. Following an accident, many victims are compensated for their physical and emotional injuries and medical bills by filing an injury lawsuit.
Accidents caused by speeding drivers happen quickly but can leave a lasting impact on your life. Jeffrey R. Caffee and the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee understand the financial implications of being involved in an accident. To learn more about your legal rights and talk to one of our Seattle speeding accidents lawyers for free, call us at (206) 899-5415 or contact us online.
Do I Need a Speeding Accidents Lawyer?
In the aftermath of an accident, you are likely hurt, overwhelmed, and left wondering what to do. You need help paying your medical bills, but you’re hesitant to contact a lawyer for fear you won’t be able to afford it. The good news is that The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t pay us anything unless we get compensation for you.
As the victim of an accident caused by a speeding driver, you may be able to receive compensation for your accident-related damages by filing a lawsuit. You may be entitled to payment for costs associated with medical bills, surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Pain and suffering compensation may also be available to victims who face long-term depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident. Being the victim of an accident is painful and expensive, but getting the compensation that you need to recover fully is difficult without an experienced attorney on your team.
The legal system can be challenging to navigate for accident victims, and negotiating a fair settlement or verdict is best left to skilled attorneys. Let The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee take the stress and confusion out of filing a lawsuit. We’ll handle every aspect of your case, including dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and negotiating on your behalf so that you can focus on healing.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee to Handle My Case?
Jeffrey R. Caffee and the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee stand out from the other injury attorneys in the Seattle area. Our experienced team understands the complex legal system and the strategies necessary for speeding accident cases. Don’t trust your case to just any attorney, let us help you pursue the justice you need and the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Jeffrey R. Caffee has represented injured clients for over ten years in the Seattle area and throughout Washington. He has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer every year since 2013, and he holds a five-star rating by Avvo for client service satisfaction.
Over the years, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients in the Seattle area and throughout Washington. Our noteworthy settlement and verdict results demonstrate our commitment to our clients. The injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee have devoted their legal careers to helping accident victims throughout Washington and are well-known in the Seattle area for getting their clients the compensation they are entitled to so that they can rebuild their lives.
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee, we’re passionate about defending the rights of our injured clients, believing in their rights to justice and fair compensation. We don’t charge clients any up-front costs, and unless we win your case, you don’t have to pay lawyer fees.
The faster a car drives, the longer the distance it needs to slow to a stop. When drivers speed, they are more likely to rear-end vehicles in front of them or lose control of their vehicle. Accidents at high speeds tend to be more severe, because high energy crashes reduce the vehicle’s safety systems ability to absorb the impact of the crash.
Speeding accidents regularly result in serious injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb
If you were injured in a speeding accident caused by someone else, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your resulting losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Rehabilitative expenses
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one was killed in a speeding accident, you may also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Through this, you may be able to recover money to pay for their medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of emotional support, and more.
Liability in Speeding Accidents
To successfully recover compensation for your injuries, you will have to prove that the defendant was negligent. Negligence has four components:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care – any driver on the road has a duty to conduct themselves with care to keep others safe.
- The defendant breached their duty of care – by driving above the speed limit, the other driver put your safety at risk.
- This breach directly caused your injuries – you can prove this using medical records and evidence from the accident scene.
- Your injury caused you significant damages – you can prove this using medical bills and other receipts.
Washington uses the system of comparative negligence. This means that even if you were partially responsible for your injuries, you can still recover compensation for your losses, but they will be reduced in proportion to your fault. For example, if you didn’t use your turn signal when changing lanes and a speeding driver crashed into you, you may be found to have been 40% responsible for your own injuries. If you would have been awarded $100,000, your award will be reduced by 40%, and you will ultimately receive only $60,000.
Contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee Today
Though nothing can reverse your injuries or bring back your loved one, The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee can help ensure a speeding driver takes responsibility for their negligence. You deserve fair compensation for your speeding accident-related injuries and damages. We’ll pursue compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more so that you can get back on your feet after a devastating injury or loss. Managing firm partner Jeffrey R. Caffee and the car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee want to see you succeed with your injury case.
If you’re a resident of Washington or were injured in a speed-related accident while visiting the Seattle area, call us at (206) 899-5415 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.