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  • 30 combined years of legal experience 
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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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Khala BarkusKhala Barkus
19:33 25 Sep 22
Michael and his team were so great during this entire process. They helped me to get a pretty significant settlement from my case and they were never delayed in any of the processes. I am confident that had I not "fired" the first attorney that I started to work with and called HHJ trail attorneys, I would not have gotten the results that I got with HHJ. You can't go wrong with working with these guys to settle your case.
TylerTyler
21:09 25 Aug 22
Michael and the HHJ staff were extremely helpful from the start of my case less than a year ago. From the time I had my accident, to having doctor appointments set up to the final conclusion, it couldn’t have been a smoother process from beginning to end. Michael is very detailed and organized and always has your best interest at heart. He is very responsive and is always on top of it. I didn’t have to do much other than show up to my doctor appts and respond with info that was needed. I would without a beat use Michael and his team again if needed. HHJ is the best in Southern California!
Claudia LopezClaudia Lopez
21:41 08 Jul 22
Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm, HHJ Trial Attorneys, took on our legal case. Mr. Adam Hepburn came recommended, luckily. We can't thank Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm for their stellar work throughout our entire legal case. If I had any questions or concerns, Mr. Adam Hepburn would quickly address my concerns either via email, cell phone or even on text. Mr. Adam Hepburn was very truthful, thoughtful when explaining the facts of my case, and extremely professional. If you're on the fence with hiring Adam Hepburn and his firm, don't be, he's the best in the field. Adam won my case! Must hire him and his firm if you need his type of services.
FergalFergal
15:00 20 Apr 22
Michael and the team at HHJ Trial Attorneys have taken the best care of our Clients after they have being involved in road accidents. The care, attention and commitment they provide to all their clients is extraordinary as are their life enhancing results - HHJ Trial Attorneys = Best In Class.
Anne FranksAnne Franks
14:41 20 Apr 22
Michael at HHJ Trial Attorneys is a professional Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers group. This group is very is highly recommended! They are very professional compared to other firms. If you are looking for a quality group of attorneys that will get the job done, this is the one to call!
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Recover the Compensation You Deserve With Our Los Angeles Speeding Accident Lawyers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was a factor in 29 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2021. Speeding increases the risk and severity of crashes, as well as the legal penalties for the driver.

If you’ve been injured in a speeding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. However, pursuing a speeding accident claim can be challenging, as you need to prove that the other driver was speeding and that their speeding caused your injuries. You must also deal with the insurance companies, who may try to deny or reduce your claim.

That’s why our Los Angeles speeding accident attorneys are here to clarify the situation for those involved in speeding-related accidents. We’ll discuss the consequences of speeding, some common injuries, and how you can pursue compensation.

What Are the Consequences of Speeding?

Speeding has many negative consequences, such as:

 

  • Reduced reaction time: Speeding reduces the time that a driver has to react to changes in traffic or road conditions.
  • Increased stopping distance: Speeding increases the distance that a vehicle travels before it stops, making it harder to avoid collisions.
  • Increased crash severity: Speeding increases the force and impact of a crash, resulting in more serious injuries and damages.
  • Increased fuel consumption: Speeding increases the amount of fuel that a vehicle consumes, increasing the cost and environmental impact of driving.
  • Increased legal penalties: Speeding is a violation of the California Vehicle Code, which can result in fines, points, increased insurance rates, or license suspension or revocation. 

Speeding can also result in criminal charges, such as reckless driving, vehicular manslaughter, or felony hit-and-run if the speeding causes injury or death to another person.

What Are Common Injuries Caused By Speeding Accidents?

Speeding accidents can cause various injuries, such as:

 

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is jerked back and forth by a collision. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, or numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands.
  • Concussion: A concussion is a brain injury that occurs when the impact of the collision shakes the brain. Concussions can cause confusion, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, or loss of consciousness.
  • Fractures: Fractures are broken bones that occur when the bones are subjected to excessive force by the collision. Fractures can affect any part of the body, but are more common in the limbs, ribs, pelvis, or spine.
  • Lacerations: Lacerations are cuts or tears in the skin or tissues that occur when the skin or tissues are pierced or scraped by the collision. Lacerations can affect any body part, but are more common in the face, head, or extremities.

Internal injuries are also common, which are injuries to the organs or blood vessels that occur when the organs or blood vessels are ruptured or torn by the collision. Internal injuries can affect any part of the body but are more common in the chest, abdomen, or pelvis.

What Are the Common Causes of Speeding Accidents?

Speeding accidents can be caused by many factors, such as:

 

  • Driver error: Driver error is when the driver makes a mistake or a poor judgment that leads to speeding. Driver error can include distraction, fatigue, impairment, inexperience, or aggression.
  • Road conditions: Road conditions are the physical or environmental factors that affect the speed of the vehicle. Road conditions can include weather, traffic, curves, hills, or obstacles.
  • Vehicle defects: Vehicle defects are the mechanical or electrical problems that affect the vehicle’s speed. Vehicle defects can include faulty brakes, tires, steering, or transmission.
  • Legal factors: Legal factors are the laws or regulations that affect the vehicle’s speed. Legal factors include speed limits, traffic signs, signals, and enforcement.

Distracted driving is also a common cause of speeding-related accidents, according to recent data.

How Can You Prove That the Other Driver Was Speeding?

To prove that the other driver was speeding, you need to gather evidence that the other driver was driving faster than the speed limit or traffic speed at the time of the accident. 

 

Some of the evidence that can help you prove that the other driver was speeding include:

 

  • Police report: A police report is a document that records the details of the accident, such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the citations issued, and the officer’s opinion on the cause and the fault of the accident.
  • Eyewitness testimony: Eyewitness testimony is the statement of a person who saw the accident or the events leading up to the accident. Eyewitness testimony can help you corroborate or contradict the other driver’s version of the accident, as well as provide details on the speed of the vehicles involved.
  • Expert testimony: Expert testimony is the opinion of a person who has specialized knowledge or experience in a relevant field, such as accident reconstruction, engineering, or medicine. Expert testimony can help you analyze the evidence and explain how the speed of the vehicles affected the accident and the injuries.

Physical evidence can also be used, which is tangible or visible evidence that shows the impact and the aftermath of the accident, such as skid marks, debris, vehicle damage, or injury photos. 

 

Physical evidence can help you estimate the speed of the vehicles involved, as well as the collision’s force and angle. Our experienced Los Angeles speeding accident attorneys can help you by:

 

  • Evaluating your case and determining your eligibility for compensation
  • Investigating your accident and gathering all the evidence to prove the other driver’s liability and negligence
  • Calculating your damages and estimating the value of your claim
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies and the other party to get you a fair and reasonable settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court if the settlement offer is not satisfactory or if the other party refuses to cooperate
  • Protecting your rights and interests throughout the legal process

Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.

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