Reckless Driving Injury Lawyers
The reckless driving injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. know from experience that speeding and reckless driving is a major factor in many traffic accidents. In fact, in Alabama, speeding is the leading cause of fatal traffic accidents, according to the University of Alabama’s Center for Public Safety.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a speeding or reckless driver, we want to help you secure the funds you and your family need and deserve. We have secured verdicts and settlements for personal injury and wrongful death victims across Alabama and the Southeast.
Speeding and Reckless Driving Causes Accidents
The government sets speed limits. These limits establish the maximum speed for safe travel on each road. However, some drivers ignore these limits and drive much faster than the posted speed limits. Additionally, some reckless drivers simply ignore road conditions. A driver’s speed must be adjusted down from the posted speed limit to compensate for poor driving conditions, such as icy roads or snowy, rainy, or foggy weather.
When a driver operates their vehicle too fast, the driver has less time to react to what is happening on the road. The driver has less time to recognize danger, decide what to do about the danger (for example, brake or swerve), and act accordingly.
A person driving too fast may be more likely to:
- Misjudge stopping distances
- Drive off the road
- Veer into other lanes
- Fail to yield to others
- Fail to stop quickly enough
- Fail to see traffic signs or signals
Additionally, speeding often goes hand-in-hand with other reckless driving behaviors. A person who is speeding may also be intoxicated, drag racing, trying to beat a red light at an intersection or driving aggressively.
Damages Available Reckless Driving Car Accidents
Unfortunately, speeding drivers not only put themselves at risk of accidents, but these reckless drivers also endanger the lives of every other driver and passenger on the road. At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. we work tirelessly to make sure our clients recover the funds they need and deserve after a car accident, including those caused by speeding and reckless drivers. While each case is different, a victim’s potential recovery may include compensation for past and future:
- Medical costs
- Loss of earning potential
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of quality of life
- Property loss or damage
- Punitive damages (in wrongful death cases)
Contact Our Reckless Driving Injury Lawyers Today
Unfortunately, the Center for Public Safety says a driver in Alabama has more than a one-in-three chance of being involved in an auto crash that causes injuries or fatalities. At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. we are dedicated to helping victims of car crashes caused by speeding or reckless drivers.
If you or a loved one were injured in a reckless driving accident, call the car accident lawyers from Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at 205-933-1500 or use our online form. We offer a case evaluation free of charge and are ready to help you obtain full compensation for your losses. With offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery, our attorneys will quickly travel to investigate your case.