Speeding Car Accidents
It comes as no surprise that speeding is a key factor in plenty of car accidents, many of which result in fatalities. A survey conducted by insurance companies reveals that the main reasons people give for speeding range from being unaware that they were driving so fast, worrying about being late for work, and not seeing the speeding limit sign, to made-up medical emergencies and needing to use the bathroom. Whatever the excuse, speeding tends to have far-reaching consequences for the driver, occupants of other vehicles, and those on the road around them.
The Main Dangers of Speeding
The NHTSA reports that speeding has played a role in about one-third of all fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. Speeding not only represents a danger for the person sitting behind the wheel, since it is associated with a higher potential for losing control of the vehicle, but it also increases the severity of the crash. Speeding accidents cause more serious injuries and are associated with greater economic consequences.
Despite the dangers of speeding, drivers seem to take this problem lightly and don’t have qualms about going over posted speed limit signs. This attitude can have severe consequences that follow the driver for the rest of their life.
The Main Reasons for Speeding
Contrary to what people may believe, traffic is also responsible for speed increases. This tends to happen as soon as a desperate driver clears a traffic jam. Wanting to make up for lost time, they speed up to reach their destination faster.
In today’s world, with so many responsibilities, it is very common for drivers to try to accomplish as many tasks as possible during the day. Not wanting to be late and make a bad impression, encourages drivers to engage in speeding and more aggressive driving.
A certain phenomenon takes place in some people’s minds when they find themselves in a car surrounded by countless other cars driven by strangers. This could motivate them to be more willing to take risks that they would never otherwise consider.
Receiving a Ticket for Speeding
Besides the inconvenience they represent, speeding tickets are costly, may involve court fees, and have an impact on your automobile insurance premiums. Also, they may leave a mark on your driving record, cause you to have your license suspended, and more.
Fight for Your Rights After a Speeding Car Accident
Your car accident lawyers at the Eslinger Law Firm will prepare your case and help you recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that you have incurred or will incur in the future, such as medical bills and income you have lost by being unable to return to work. Non-economic damages cover such items as emotional and physical distress that you are suffering as a result of the accident, issues that are taking a toll on the quality of your life.
The car accident attorneys at the Eslinger Law Firm have worked with many victims of speeding car accidents. They will help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Speeding is Negligence
A driver is expected to follow the rules of the road and all traffic signs. Failing to do so may result in a court finding them responsible for the accident, and the recipient of a lawsuit based on negligence.
When you work with our legal team, you can be sure that the Eslinger Law Firm always has your best interests in mind. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you.