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Speeding is a form of reckless driving that can needlessly endanger others and lead to disastrous accidents. It is one of the most common causes of car accidents and cars going at an excessive speed can make an accident even more serious. At Hammack Law Firm we understand the intense frustration that one can have in a car accident with someone who was speeding. If you or a loved one in the Greenville, South Carolina area has been injured as a result of a speeding accident, you may be entitled to compensation. You may contact our Greenville car accident lawyers at 864-727-7828 to set up a free consultation and be on your way to getting the compensation you deserve.

Why You Need a Car Accident Attorney

With a lawyer by your side, you get expert legal guidance and a higher chance of getting compensation than you would on your own, with less effort required on your part. You can devote your time to recovering from your injury while letting your attorney communicate with insurance companies on your behalf. It is important to consider also the fact that the insurance companies that you are facing for your claim have their own team of experienced lawyers who could make recovering compensation tougher if you were to go it alone. You may not be fully aware of your legal rights and the opposing team can easily find ways to exploit your being inexperienced with the law. This is why it is essential to have an attorney by your side who can provide great legal advice and work to ensure that your case is as strong as it can be. With this assistance, the odds are in your favor that you will recover the full extent of compensation you are entitled to.

Why Choose Us

Hammack Law Firm is the clear choice for your speeding accident claim because we not only have experience and a proven track record, but are known to provide clear, consistent communication and support to our clients. Our great reputation is maintained by having the attention and care of a small firm along with the competence and expertise of a large firm. We relentlessly pursue justice and compensation for our clients and are not afraid to take our cases to court when necessary. Our team is led by attorney Paul Hammack, who has 19 years of experience litigating and has built a stellar reputation in his successes for clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Paul began his career working for prominent insurance defense firms before his current position. This experience has given him insight into insurance companies’ strategies against accident victims, and he lends this knowledge to clients to help them avoid their legal traps and ensure a favorable result. While our number one goal is to obtain rightful compensation for our clients, we consider it just as important to be supportive and trustworthy. In any situation, you can count on us to hold people accountable for their negligence and give you the support and compensation you deserve.

Cases We Handle

Speeding is one of the most common examples of reckless driving. Sometimes people are simply just in a hurry and don’t intend any harm, but nonetheless, are causing undue risks for other drivers that happen to be on the same road. A large portion of the cases we handle stem from this offense, and while speeding is common, it still is an example of negligence because it is a deliberate decision on their part to speed without regard for the safety of other drivers. However, driving faster than the posted speed limit isn’t the only way that speeding accidents may occur. Driving too fast in certain conditions is something that drivers should always be mindful of and is something that also leads to accidents. Weather conditions such as rain, sleet, hail, or fog are something that should signal to drivers that they should be especially careful about their speed.

However, some drivers still speed regardless and this is as clear a case as any of negligence that can easily lead to an accident. Road conditions such as traffic or road construction affect the flow of traffic and drivers should be on the safe side with their driving speed in this case. If a driver doesn’t have good judgment and goes faster than advised when this flow of traffic has affected the risk of an accident can be increased. The added risk when an accident is caused by speeding is significant and should not be taken lightly. High speeds in a car accident make it harder for airbags and seatbelts to protect its driver and passengers. In some cases, a high-speed car accident can severely damage a car and cause serious, life-threatening injuries. A general rule is that as a vehicle’s speed increases, the more danger there is if it collides with another vehicle.

If you or a loved one is involved in a speeding accident and have been injured, the first step is to get a doctor’s evaluation to make sure you are okay. Your next step should be to file a claim with your insurance company as well as notify the insurance company of the person who is at fault for the accident. Following this, it is up to your insurance company to determine the value of your claim. Ultimately, you have freedom in how you want to proceed with your case but it is strongly recommended to hire an attorney to help you get the best results.

Speeding Accident FAQ

Can I be compensated for lost income after an accident?

Yes. If you are injured, you may include as part of your claim the income that you have lost as a result of not being able to work. Acceptable documents you can use as evidence for your lost income are recent pay stubs and wage statements. Sometimes, simply a letter from your employer could serve this purpose as long as it details your position and your schedule of compensation. There are some additional things to consider, as if you work a position in the service industry where your income is heavily contributed to by tips, you may have to provide additional documentation. As long as you provide a document that can accurately record this source of income, this can easily be taken care of.

Is there something I can do if my insurance company denies my claim?

Yes, if this occurs, you can always file an appeal. It is a good idea to consult your attorney and develop a well-considered approach that presents new evidence to the insurance company. In the case that you file an appeal, it is important to figure out why your insurance company denied your claim as this can be a factor in how you present your appeal. The reasons why your insurance company may have denied your claim can vary widely. They could stem from the fact that your policies don’t cover the particular type of accident, that you were considered liable in some way (such as driving under the influence), if they believe that you gave them false or misleading information about the circumstances of the accident, or if you haven’t paid your insurance premiums, among other reasons. One thing to keep in mind is that insurance companies are for-profit businesses who are ultimately looking to retain their money, and ways they can do this are by reducing payouts to their clients or simply denying their claims. There are several cases where filing an appeal is worth the effort and with a lawyer by your side, there is still a good chance to recover compensation.

Who pays the deductible in a car accident?

Initially, you may need to pay your insurance company’s deductible, typically $500 or $1,000, even if you were not at fault. However, you may simply request compensation later and in most cases it will be granted to you if the accident is not your fault. Your insurance company will contribute what it costs to repair your car up to its policy limit. While your car is being repaired, your insurance company may conduct an investigation to make sure who is liable for the accident. If it is deemed that the other driver is at fault, your insurance company may pursue a claim with the other driver’s insurance company to seek reimbursement for the money they paid for your repairs along with the deductible. If the claim is accepted, in most cases they will, in turn, reimburse you for the deductible.

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