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Skilled Speeding Car Accident Attorneys Fight For Victims Of Speeding Accidents In Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the year 2017, there were more than 34,000 fatal traffic accidents and 26% of those fatalities involved a speeding motorist. The State of New York has implemented new technologies and educational campaigns to reduce its citizen’s need for speed but recent statistics show that the issue isn’t resolving itself. Speeding-related accident fatalities represented 29% of the total amount of traffic fatalities in New York, 3% more than the national average. If you were involved in a speeding accident, a New York speeding car accident lawyer can help.

New York Speeding Costs

Being caught driving above the legal speed limit in New York will result in a fine, surcharge,  demerit points on your driving record, and higher insurance premiums. Fines can range from $45-$600 but typically on the first offense cost less than $150 for speeding up to ten miles per hour above the legal limit. These fines increase as your speed surpasses ten mph above the speed limit. Speeding 31+ miles above the limit could lead to fines of up to $600.

New York adds three demerit points to your record for speeding up to ten mph above the limit. If you’re caught speeding more than ten mph above the limit, then you could possibly see up to 11 demerit points added to driving record resulting in Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee (DRA). The DRA fee is a penalty of $300 for drivers who receive six or more demerit points within an 18-month period, that’s two speeding tickets. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles adds another $75 charge for every demerit point above six. 

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Consequences of Speeding

The consequences of speeding, besides breaking the law, are much more far-reaching. Speeding contributes to the following factors:

  • Speeding increases the likelihood of loss of vehicle control
  • Reduces the effectiveness of the vehicle’s safety provisions
  • Increases stopping distance in the event of a traffic hazard
  • Increases the risk of accident severity including damage and injuries
  • Costs and economic implications. 
  • Increased fuel consumption and costs. 

Why Do People Speed?

According to the NHTSA, the following factors contribute heavily to speeding:

  • Traffic and road congestion
  • Time management and running late
  • Anonymity and being shielded from the environment while inside the vehicle
  • Disregard for the laws and the safety of yourself and others

If you’ve been involved in an accident as the result of the negligence of others, then it’s important to contact a New York speeding car accident lawyer about your right to recover damages. Most accidents are preventable and you don’t have to suffer because of the aggressive driving tendencies of others. 

Ways to Avoid New York Speeding Car Accidents

Aggressive drivers, and those who have grown accustomed to speeding, may not understand how their driving tendencies affect others, so for your safety, it is your responsibility to adopt the following defensive driving tactics to avoid speeding accidents: 

  • If you find yourself in the passing lane and someone is inching closer and closer to you in order to aggressively communicate that they want to pass you, then it may be in your best interests and the safety of your passengers to switch into the right lane smoothly and allow them to pass. 
  • If you’re being tailgated by an aggressive driver adjust your speeds accordingly, then use your judgment to steer your vehicle clear of their aggressive driving tactics as soon as possible. 
  • If you notice a speeding driver, give them plenty of space because speeding increases their likelihood of losing control of their vehicle. 
  • Alert the police if you feel another driver may be following you or harassing you and drive to the nearest police station where possible.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
  • We relieve the pressure so you can exhale — while we inhale your case details and engage with the insurance company.
  • We’re not casual about your case or your representation; we are intentional and strategic, based on your needs and our experience. 
  • We don’t stop when we’re tired. We stop when the job is done.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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