When drivers disregard posted speed limits, they are not only endangering their own safety, but also that of other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists nearby. Speeding not only increases the probability of being involved in an accident, but also the level of severity of the accident and potential injuries. For example, if the driver is traveling at 60 mph instead of the posted 40 mph, the energy in the resulting crash more than doubles.
Unfortunately, many drivers fail to take the risks of speeding seriously, recklessly endangering others on the road. If you have suffered in an accident caused by speeding, a Waco car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., can help you file a claim to receive financial compensation for your injuries and related expenses.
Call us today at (254) 938-6885 to schedule a consultation, free of charge.
THE DANGERS OF SPEEDING
Speeding is the third leading cause of car accidents, claiming the lives of over 13,000 Americans annually. Driving over the legally posted limit poses severe risks to drivers and others on the road, increasing the severity of accidents.
Drivers who speed are at risk of the following dangers:
- Losing control
- Failing to brake in time to avoid an accident
- Failing to see obstructions in the road
- Running through stop signs or red lights
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.
NEED REPRESENTATION? CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF VIC FEAZELL, P.C.
You don’t have to bear the weight of a personal injury lawsuit alone. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., in Waco, our experienced speeding attorneys are prepared to help you file a claim to pursue justice and receive financial compensation for your injuries.
To speak with an attorney today, please call our Waco offices at (254) 938-6885.
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