At Simeone & Miller, LLP, we understand the gravity of these challenges. Our dedicated team fights tirelessly for the rights of speeding accident victims, leveraging our in-depth legal knowledge and trial skills to secure the justice and compensation our clients deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in a speeding accident, trust Simeone & Miller to stand by your side and fight for your rights. 

The Perils of Speeding Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was a factor in 29 percent of traffic fatalities in 2021, resulting in 12,330 deaths, an 8 percent increase over the previous year. 

The danger of speeding extends beyond the risk of fatal accidents and significantly increases the likelihood of serious injuries. In the same year, an estimated 328,946 people were injured in accidents where speeding played a role. Speeding accidents affect drivers and put pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists at a higher risk.

The statistics also reveal that young men, particularly those aged between 15 and 24, are more likely to be involved in fatal speeding accidents, underscoring the need for targeted educational and enforcement efforts to address this issue.

At Simeone & Miller, we are committed to supporting victims of speeding accidents, offering expert legal guidance and representation to ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Common Causes of Speeding Accidents

Speeding is common, and many of us have driven too fast at one time or another. However, the common causes of speeding include:

  • Reckless or aggressive driving: Speeding is frequently associated with drivers disregarding traffic laws and public safety.
  • Underestimation of risks: Some drivers do not believe that speeding is dangerous or significantly increases the likelihood of an accident.
  • Late or rushing: Drivers running late to appointments or work may speed up to make up for lost time.
  • Peer pressure: Young drivers may be encouraged to speed by passengers or influenced by their peers’ behavior.

Regardless of the cause, higher speeds result in more severe accidents, with a greater likelihood of fatalities or serious injuries. Speeding decreases the available time to react to road hazards, unexpected traffic conditions, or actions of other drivers. 

Speeding not only escalates the chance of accidents but also compounds their severity, leading to tragic outcomes that affect not just the drivers involved but their families and communities.

How Our Firm Can Help 

Proving liability in a speeding accident is crucial for securing compensation for damages and injuries. At Simeone & Miller, we will handle all the details and guide you through every step. Our attorneys will:

  • Investigate and photograph the accident site 
  • Obtain and review police reports
  • Identify and interview witnesses, including the other driver
  • Obtain traffic surveillance footage
  • Collaborate with accident reconstruction specialists to validate the impact of speeding on the accident

We will leverage our skills and resources to prove the other driver’s speeding (a breach of their duty to drive safely) directly caused the accident and your damages. Our attorneys are adept negotiators and know how to confront insurance companies that attempt to pay as little as possible. Our trial-ready preparedness will position you to achieve the best possible outcome. Above all, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve, including damages such as:

  • Medical expenses: Covering current and future medical treatments resulting from the accident.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for any loss of income due to the inability to work following the accident.
  • Pain and suffering: Acknowledging the emotional and physical distress caused by the accident.
  • Property damage: Reimbursement for any damage to the vehicle or personal property.

By working with Simeone & Miller, you gain a partner dedicated to protecting your interests and securing the justice you deserve. Our approach is not only about legal representation; it’s about providing a supportive environment in which you feel heard, respected, and valued throughout the legal process.

Representing Speeding Accident Victims in the Washington D.C. Area

If you’ve suffered injuries in a speeding accident in Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Maryland, don’t face the aftermath alone. Simeone & Miller is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight tirelessly to secure the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us take the first step together toward your recovery.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.