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Glenview Speeding Accident Attorneys

Lake County Speeding-Related Crash Injury Lawyers

Lawyers Representing Injured Victims of High-Speed Traffic Crashes in North Shore and Northbrook

Speeding is among the leading causes of car accidents, and it is a factor that dramatically increases the chances of someone being seriously injured or killed. According to federal estimates, speeding contributes to approximately one in three traffic fatalities and tens of thousands of injury-causing accidents. Drivers exceeding the speed limit not only cause crashes, but they also make crashes much worse. A vehicle's speed is directly related to the amount of force it imparts to another vehicle in a collision, which affects the severity of injuries in many situations.

The skilled team at Gruzmark Law, Ltd., understands how devastating a car accident caused by speeding can be. We also know that if you have been injured in such a crash, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for the injuries you sustained, even if the at-fault driver did not get a speeding ticket or did get a ticket but got the citation dismissed. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping injured victims since 1998, and we are prepared to put our experience to work for you and your family.

Speeding and Illinois Car Crashes

Almost every driver is tempted to exceed the speed limit from time to time, and many drivers probably do so every day. Recent studies have indicated that speeding is, in fact, likely on any given trip by any given driver. Speeding is also not limited to a particular age group or any other demographic, nor to just highways or rural roads. Risk-takers and thrill-seekers may be likely to speed, but so are average individuals who are just trying to get to work and back.

The link between the speed of the involved vehicles and the severity of a crash is one that simply follows the laws of physics. The faster an object is moving, the greater the force of impact will be when it collides with another object. In a traffic accident, this means additional force that must be absorbed by the vehicles—and ultimately, the occupants of the vehicles. Resulting injuries, therefore, are also more serious at higher speeds. In fact, when Congress instituted a 55-mph speed limit nationwide for fuel conservation purposes in the mid-1970s, traffic-related fatalities fell by more than 15 percent almost immediately.

In addition to the increased risk of injury, speeding also increases the likelihood of being in an accident in the first place. As a vehicle's speed increases, it takes longer to stop, which could lead to a crash that might have been prevented. Driving too fast for the given conditions could also lead to a driver losing control or failing to recognize dangers around him or her, including weather-related hazards or poorly maintained roads.

Skokie Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

At Gruzmark Law, Ltd., we believe that speeding drivers must be held accountable when they cause crashes in which others are hurt. With this in mind, we are ready to go to work on your behalf as soon as you reach out to us. Our attorneys will carefully review the circumstances of your accident and the details that led to it. We will examine police reports, insurance claims, citations, available video footage, and any other evidence that could be beneficial to your case.

In many speed-related accident cases, insurance companies are hesitant to accept full responsibility, even if their client was found to be at fault. Our lawyers are well aware of the lengths to which insurers will go to minimize their payouts, and we will not be bullied or intimidated into accepting a settlement offer that does not meet your needs. Instead, we will continue to advocate on your behalf until you get the resources you need to start rebuilding your life.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

If you or a member of your family was injured in a crash caused by a speeding driver, contact our office. Call 847-729-7660 for a free consultation and case evaluation at Gruzmark Law, Ltd., today. Our skilled personal injury lawyers serve injured victims and their families in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, the North Shore, Glenview, Northbrook, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Skokie, and the surrounding areas.

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