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Speeding is one of the most dangerous things a person can do behind the wheel of a car. While any vehicle collision can be destructive, greater speeds mean more force in an impact, which can cause more serious damage. Most experts agree that a simple thing drivers can do to reduce their chances of accidents is to slow down, yet speeding accidents occur every day in the city.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a driver who was speeding, do not suffer in silence. Hold him or her accountable for reckless driving. Even if their insurance company offers you a settlement, it may be much less than you need after a serious crash.

Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your options, and seek the compensation you deserve with the help of a top New York City auto accident lawyer.

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The Dangers of Speeding

These include:

  • Reduced reaction time – The faster drivers go, the less time they have to slow down or stop when a dangerous situation arises.
  • Loss of control – Driving faster than the speed limit can also make it more difficult to control certain vehicles. Dangerous conditions, such as sharp turns or wet roads, can be even more hazardous when someone is driving too fast.
  • Inability to adapt – Even if a person has time to react to a situation, going fast might make that impossible. Brakes have limits on how quickly they can stop a vehicle, and high speeds can make them less effective.
  • Increased tendency to speed – As someone drives over the speed limit more often, he or she may become comfortable with it. Soon, a driver might not even realize he is going dangerously fast.

Driving faster than the speed limit posted in an area is not only dangerous, but has numerous consequences, especially when combined with other actions like driving while intoxicated or distracted. Some of the most common consequences of speeding include:

  • Tickets for violating the speed limit
  • Increased chance of collision
  • More damage to objects or vehicles in a collision
  • More serious injuries as a result of a collision
  • Increased liability for a collision

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The Basics of Liability

After any vehicle accident, it is important to determine if negligence occurred, since the negligent driver is also the liable driver. In general, driving faster than the speed limit can be seen as an act of negligence: the faster someone is going, the more reckless the behavior becomes. That makes the speeding driver legally accountable for vehicle damage and personal injuries caused by an accident.

To prove liability, it must be shown that the driver’s negligence directly caused or contributed to an accident. Through accident reconstruction, it is easy to show how high speeds either made a crash occur or increased the consequences of that crash. Our experienced vehicle attorneys work with engineers and other professionals to gather forensic evidence and show how another driver’s recklessness caused our clients’ injuries.

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Call a Top NYC Car Accident Lawyer

Do not try to handle a personal injury claim on your own. Doing so may not only waste your time and money, but cost you the opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries. You need a knowledgeable lawyer to fight for you and prove your case. Call us today at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353.

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Additional Information

Our Car Accident Case Results

$8.3 Million - New York State Record-Setting Verdict for Single Level Cervical Discectomy

Pursuant to the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, WRSH partner Frank J. Lombardo obtained the highest recorded verdict in the State of New York for a single level cervical discectomy.

Frank Lombardo

$6.2 Million - Intersection Accident

Andrea V. Borden was able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $6.2 million on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old Brooklyn woman involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Andrea Borden

$5.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

WRSH partner Bryce Moses obtained a verdict in the amount of $5,500,000 for our client who was exiting the Staten Island Expressway when her motor vehicle was struck by a Con Edison van.

Bryce Moses

$4.9 Million - NY Car Accident Injury

Our client, a man in his 30s, was standing next to the rear of a truck while working as an assistant mover, when the defendant driver struck a middle car in the rear and propelled it into our client.

Philip Russotti

$3.5 Million - Young Woman Run Over By Garbage Truck

Bryce Moses represented a young woman who was run over by a garbage truck in Brooklyn that shattered her ankle in three places.

Bryce Moses

$3.3 Million - Client Struck By Van While On a Scooter

Partner Jason Rubin obtained a large settlement for a man who was injured after being struck by a van while on a scooter.

Jason Rubin

$3 Million - NY Motor Vehicle Accident

Joseph Stoduto and Cliff Shapiro were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000 on behalf of a forty-five year old man from Queens who suffered injuries to his neck and lower back in a crash.

Joseph Stoduto, Clifford Shapiro

$2.9 Million - NY Access-A-Ride Van Accident

WRSH attorney settled the case of our client who was hit by an Access-A-Ride van after mediation and before trial for $2.9 million dollars.

Joseph Stoduto

$2.8 Million - Three Car Auto Accident in NY

WRSH Partner obtained a $2.8 million settlement during trial for our client who was involved in a 3 car accident. The plaintiff was struck twice from behind in a rear-end collision involving two vehicles.

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$2.75 Million - NY Intersection Car Accident

Phil Russotti and Kenneth Halperin obtained a settlement for our client in the amount of $2,750,000, in this case in which the plaintiff's motor vehicle was struck in the rear.

Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin

$2.75 Million - Rear-end Van Accident in Queens

Douglas Milch obtained a large settlement for a group of individuals injured in a van accident in Queens on the Grand Central Parkway.

Douglas Milch

$2.5 Million - Man Struck By Car Walking Dog

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.5 Million - Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident in New York

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

Kenneth Halperin obtained a combined settlement in the amount of $2,500,000 for a 66 year old woman and her 32 year old daughter who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Kenneth Halperin

$2.281 Million - Van Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer

William Hepner obtained a substantial settlement at mediation for a girl who was 8 years old when the van she was in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer carrying a load of fuel.

William Hepner

$2.25 Million - Permanent Injuries from Rear-end Accident In The Bronx

Paul Cordella recently settled a case for a client who sustained permanent neck and back injuries after being rear-ended in the Bronx.

Paul Cordella

$2 Million - Intersection Accident in Brooklyn

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Andrea Borden were able to obtain a recovery after trial in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old housekeeper from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto

$2 Million - New York Rear-End Collision

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 45-year-old man from Queens County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - NY Rear-End Accident

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 40-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - Rear-Ended by a School Bus

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, and Nicole Gill were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 50-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, Nicole Gill

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