Speeding occurs when people are in a rush, late for work, or sometimes when they feel that they’re above the law. Unfortunately, when drivers speed or drive recklessly, innocent people may be injured and the injuries may significantly change the rest of their life.
On March 6, 2017, residents in Spokane Valley called police to report a driver speeding through their neighborhood. Shortly after, the car was involved in a collision. The driver of the speeding vehicle and the 2 occupants of the other vehicle were all transported to the hospital with injuries. Thankfully, in this case, all 3 people are expected to be ok, according to a KHQ article.
Will the driver be charged?
According to Washington State 46.61.522, drivers who operate a vehicle in a reckless manner with disregard for the safety of others and causes substantial bodily harm to another may be charged with vehicular assault.
We do not know the exact details of the case so we can’t speculate, however if witness accounts cited in the above referenced article are accurate, this driver could be charged with vehicular assault or speeding or other charges depending on their actions and the extent of the injuries involved.
Obtaining compensation after a Spokane Valley car accident
Over 13,000 people die every year due to speed related accidents.
After a car accident, people are left picking up the pieces and wondering if they need a lawyer.
As Spokane Valley car accident attorneys, we offer free consultations to anyone involved in a wreck in Idaho or the State of Washington. In many cases, we can offer helpful advice for minor injuries and property damage. When there are serious injuries, we can also offer our services and in many cases drastically improve the outcome of your case.
You would think that when a reckless driver crashes into you, dealing with an insurance company would be simple. This is not the case at all; insurance companies do this every day and are interested in minimizing what they pay out, not compensating you for injuries which will affect you and your loved ones forever.
Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation with any accident related questions you may have. We have a long history of verdicts and settlements and will work to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.