Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in the United States. Frustratingly, many drivers exceed the speed limit because they think it’s not a “big deal,” but in fact, this dangerous driving behavior can cause devastating and potentially deadly accidents. Speed limits are mandated by the state to keep people safe, not as a way to impose upon one’s freedoms, as they are carefully calculated based on the road condition, presence of hazards such as sharp curves, and more. When reckless motorists choose to ignore the posted speed limit, they are endangering themselves as well as other people on or near the road.
Accidents Caused By Excessive Speed
The primary hazard associated with speeding is the increased risk of losing control over one’s vehicle. Additionally, drivers who are speeding may not give themselves enough time to brake, slow down, or react to situations on the road. Some of the accidents that can result from excessive speed include:
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Multi-car pileups
- Pedestrian accidents
- Cyclist accidents
- Collision with stationary objects
Fortunately, reckless drivers who cause accidents because of their speeding can be held legally accountable for their actions. Victims of these incidents may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical bills, automobile repair costs, and other damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because another driver was speeding, we can help you fight for the full remuneration you deserve for your losses. To learn more about your possible legal actions, contact the experienced Austin car accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today at (512) 710-0931.