Dothan Speeding Accidents Attorneys Advocate for Car Crash Victims

Alabama law firm achieves winning results in injury cases

Speeding contributes to thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities every year in Alabama. At Carey & Hamner, P.C., our Dothan speeding accident attorneys are unrelenting in holding irresponsible drivers accountable for the accidents they cause and the lives they upend. You can trust us to stand up strongly for your rights and interests. 

How speeding accidents often occur

Traveling at high speeds makes it difficult to stop in time when needed, which can result in dangerous head-on or rear-end collisions, accidents at intersections and crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists. When people speed while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or while texting or otherwise driving while distracted, it compounds an already hazardous situation. The impact from a vehicle going at excessive speeds can cause catastrophic injuries. An accident can quickly turn deadly when a truck is involved. If you have been hit and seriously injured due to a speeding driver, our Dothan car accident lawyers will fight aggressively for your right to financial compensation.

Common injuries from speeding accidents

Severe and catastrophic injuries are not unusual in speeding accidents. Injuries such as the following can result:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage that causes paralysis
  • Neck injuries and whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries

Death may also be the outcome of a speeding accident. If you were injured or lost a family member, our respected law firm will be your fierce advocate in holding the at-fault driver accountable for the harm they have caused.

Long-term effects typical after a speeding accident

In addition to the initial emergency care, surgeries and other medical treatments that people often need after speeding accidents, they may require long-lasting and often expensive on-going care. Victims with severe injuries may need:

  • Extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Therapy for psychological trauma
  • Pricey medications for chronic pain management
  • Prolonged nursing care
  • Assistance with the basic tasks of life, including eating, bathing and dressing
  • Assistive devices and equipment

Long-term care following a car accident is very expensive. The personal injury lawyers at our firm are highly experienced in assessing current and future costs of speeding accident injuries and will determine a maximum value to pursue in your claim.

Dothan car accident lawyers collect evidence to assign responsibility

When we handle your speeding accident claim, we will gather evidence to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Evidence our experienced car accident lawyers may collect includes:

  • The police report
  • Statements from first responders
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photographs and video of the scene
  • Your medical records and associated bills
  • Input from accident reconstruction experts, highway safety experts and other expert witnesses

We will not leave any stones unturned when investigating how your accident happened and who was at fault.

Calculating compensation for speeding accident cases

The compensation we pursue for you will be calculated based on your injuries, damages and related factors. We will pursue economic damages such as payment of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages that reimburse you for your pain and suffering and the emotional turmoil from the crash. Motor vehicle crash cases can often be settled out of court through negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The benefit to a fair out-of-court settlement offer is that you are assured compensation for your accident and settlements often resolve more quickly. A downside is that you may not get as much money as you would in a trial verdict—however, there is no guarantee that a trial will go in your favor. We will assess the overall situation and provide counsel about which approach is best for your circumstances and goals.   

Contact a compassionate Dothan injury attorney for a free consultation

The Dothan law firm of Carey & Hamner, P.C. helps Alabamans injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent, speeding drivers get compensation. Call our law firm at 855-435-4797 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.