Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in the United States. Frustratingly, many drivers exceed the speed limit because they think it isn’t a “big deal” to do so, but the fact is that it is an incredibly dangerous behavior that can cause devastating car accidents.
Speed limits are mandated by the state to keep people safe and not as a way to impose upon one’s freedoms. Speed limits are carefully calculated based on the road condition, the 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 of 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
Taking Legal Action Against a Speeding Driver
Fortunately, reckless drivers who cause accidents because of their speeding can be held legally accountable for their actions. Victims may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical bills, automobile repair costs, and other damages. Often, a fair settlement can be negotiated with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If the insurer is unwilling to offer an amount we believe is adequate to fully compensate you, we are unafraid to take the matter to court. In cases where the at-fault driver is without auto insurance or has fled the scene of the accident, we will pursue other means to get you compensated, whether that means filing a claim against your own UM/UIM coverage or filing a personal injury lawsuit, if possible. Since each case is different, it is important to consult an experienced car accident attorney regarding which options may be available to you.
Contact an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Today
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.