Did you lose someone to a speeding driver? An attorney can help

According to data gathered by an interactive website maintained by the National Motorists Association, drivers in Knoxville, Tennessee are more at risk of encountering speed traps than in most other major cities throughout the state, outnumbering even Nashville and Memphis. There are an estimated 27.28 speed traps for every 100,000 residents in Knoxville.

However, these speed traps are not just a revenue generating strategy by officials. Safety concerns remain a big motivation. Indeed, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that speeding continues to be a significant cause of serious or fatal injuries to other motorists. Based on 2012 data, speeding was a cause in around 30 percent of fatal crashes across the country. 

Unfortunately, the speed traps may not catch every negligent driver. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you will need an attorney to protect your rights. Our law firm has helped over 4,000 victims of motor vehicle accidents or their families. We know how to build a persuasive narrative of negligence or wrongful death to present to a jury in a car accident case. Although an insurance company may have its own counsel and sizable resources, our experience helps to gather the crash data, eyewitness testimony and other evidence we will need to demonstrate how the other driver was negligent.

Our experience also gives us the perspective to know when an offer from an insurance company is inadequate. Although it may seem easier to accept an insurance payment instead of going to court, a crash victim should not underestimate the amount of fair compensation they deserve. If you are concerned about your rights, our law firm offers a free consultation to advise you of your rights and apprise you of your trial odds. 

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel, "Knoxville clocked for high rate of speed traps," Chuck Campbell, May 18, 2016

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