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High-Speed Collisions

The most predictive determining factor in how dangerous or deadly an auto accident will be is speed. The faster a vehicle is going, the more likely someone is going to be hurt if it collides into something else. This is true for people inside the speeding vehicle and for anyone in any car that that vehicle is hitting. If you've been involved in any sort of accident because a driver was going at significant speed, you may have a strong claim for compensation.

Houston High-Speed Collision Lawyer

Our Houston high-speed accident lawyers at Wilhite & Associates, P.C. are proud to represent the victims of accidents where the responsible driver was going way too fast. If you've been in an accident like that, you may have painful, debilitating injuries and astronomical hospital bills. As your attorneys, we'll fight the insurance companies for you for your recovery. Call us today at (281) 537-2171 to a set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

We represent victims of high-speed crashes on highways and roads all over the Houston area, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Washington County and Grimes County.

Effect of Speed on Houston Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 40 percent of all fatal car accidents in Texas can be attributed to speed, higher than the national average. When people think of speeding around Houston, they may think of the major interstates, like I-45 or the Beltway. Indeed, many people do drive much too fast on interstates. However, interstate accidents are a minority. Many more accidents occur on local and collector streets. Interstates were built for speed, but when people speed on local streets like Kuykendahl Road or FM 1960, the results can be even more dangerous.

Speed is deadly because the fast a car is going, the greater the impact when it slams into another object, such as another car or, more dangerously, a pedestrian. A pedestrian hit by a speeding car has little chance of surviving.

Negligence Cases Involving Houston Speeding Cars

Negligence means that a defendant, or person being sued, had a duty to behave a certain way, that they breached that duty, were the cause of damages and that the plaintiff, who is the person suing, suffered those damages. For drivers, that duty is usually to behave as a reasonable driver, driving responsibly.

Speed limits exist to protect people. They are safety measure, put in place because the government determined there is a safe speed for a particular stretch of road. If a person breaks that speed limit and is in violation of the law, the court presumes that person had a duty and breached that duty. This is called negligence per se.

In such a case, the plaintiff still must prove causation and damages. Damages after a high speed collision can be extensive. After a high speed accident, there can be broken bones, internal injuries, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and concussions. Worse, someone you loved may have been killed in the accident.

Compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate you for you losses, are dividing into two categories:

  • Economic Damages: These are the more tangible, measureable damages, like hospital bills, physical therapy bills, lost wages and lost ability to work, if you've been disabled.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These include damages that are more difficult to measure, like pain and suffering, mental anguish and, if you've lost a loved one, loss of consortium.

Exemplary damages, sometimes called punitive damages, are meant to punish. These are only available in cases where there is gross negligence or actual malice involved. Speeding does not automatically mean that gross negligence was involved. Your Houston auto accident attorney can help you determine what damages are available to you.

Most drivers are represented by insurance companies. Insurance companies may make you an offer, or try to deny your claim. We will fight the insurance companies, negotiating with them to get the highest possible settlement. If you're not satisfied, we can take them to court.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Texas Speeding Accident Attorney

If you've been the victim of a high-speed collision, the Houston speeding collision attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., will fight for you. A high-speed accident can leave you disabled or worse. You deserve compensation. Call us today at 281) 537-2171 for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

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This site is sponsored by George W. Wilhite, P.C. Our principal office is located in Harris County, Texas at 17101 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77068.

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