Speeding can mean the difference between stopping in the knick of time or causing an accident. It can take what might have been a minor crash and turn it into a serious wreck.
In other words, speeding can make a big difference in the outcome of a Missouri car accident. More specifically, it can make a difference in the extent of your injuries and therefore may indeed be a relevant factor in your personal injury case.
When it comes to car accidents, the faster the speed of the vehicles, the higher the impact of the collision. A high-speed crash on a highway typically ends in more serious injury than a low-speed accident on a side street.
If both (or all) drivers involved in the crash were following the speed limit, then speed may not necessarily be a factor in any resulting lawsuit.
If, however, one of the vehicles was traveling much faster than the speed limit, this can be construed as reckless driving. It's a willful action that caused undue additional harm to the victim, thereby granting the victim in the Missouri car crash the right to additional compensation.
Exactly how much extra should be granted is entirely subjective. For that reason, it's helpful to have a skilled St. Louis car accident attorney who is familiar with these types of accidents and who can negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
If you or a family member has been injured in a crash where speeding was a factor, Alvin Wolff, Jr., can help you recoup damages for your injuries, including undue pain and suffering. To request a free consultation or your free copy of The Guide On How To Pick A Lawyer, call our office at 877-241-1020.