Many drivers exceed the speed limit when driving. This common occurrence is very dangerous to others, because it increases the risk of an accident that could result in severe injuries or death.
The Sacramento car accident attorneys from the Arnold Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation if you have been injured in a speeding accident. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.
In 2015 alone, speeding was responsible for 9,557 deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speed was a factor in 27 percent of fatal crashes in 2015 and about one third of all vehicle fatalities for the past two decades.
NHTSA statistics show that in 2014, speeding contributed to the deaths of:
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), passenger vehicles were involved in an overwhelming 76.5 percent of speeding-related fatal accidents in 2014.
Speeding can dramatically increase your risk of an accident because it affects driving in a variety of ways, including:
Speeding is even more dangerous in poor weather conditions. If you are driving in rain, snow or ice, you need more time when making stops and adjusting to hazards. Speeding can also increase the severity of a crash and the resulting injuries. The more severe the injuries, the greater the psychological and economic effects from the accident.
There are many reasons drivers exceed the speed limit, such as:
Speeding is a reckless choice that puts all motorists in harm’s way. If you were injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A skilled car accident attorney can assist you as you pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at fault driver. Your lawyer will gather the evidence necessary to support your claim that the other driver was speeding and attempt to maximize the compensation you receive.
The personal injury attorneys at the Arnold Law Firm will pursue at fault drivers to recover the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We know how to gather the right evidence to support claims of speeding and link your injuries to the accident to help secure the compensation you deserve.
Learn the legal options available in your situation by scheduling a free, no-obligation case consultation with our firm. We work on contingency, so legal fees are only owed if we recover compensation for your injuries.