Do You Need to File a Speeding Accident Lawsuit?
It is one of the most common reasons an accident might happen – speeding. Defined as driving above posted limits or simply traveling too fast for conditions, speeding contributes to the likelihood of a crash in otherwise safe or normal circumstances.
The faster a vehicle is moving, the more force it creates upon impact and a motorist who speeds will have less reaction time to prevent a crash. Speeding is negligent, irresponsible and completely avoidable. If the driver that hit you was speeding at the time of the accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice has the resources you need to successfully assert your legal rights. Contact us for a free consultation today.
Top Reasons Drivers Speed
Having a lead foot can easily happen when drivers arent paying attention to their surroundings or are simply overexcited. Some common reasons that speeding accidents occur include:
- Failure to observe posted speed limits
- Distraction inside the vehicle
- Aggressive, emotional driving
- Road rage
- Belief that speed limits are not important
- Drunk or drugged driving
These situations can arise out of a conscious choice to defy authority, or out of ignorance. It does not matter the reason, however. What matters is that speeding drivers are breaking the law and they should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions.
Results of Speeding
The outcome of a speeding accident is often devastating. Because many times driving too fast for conditions is accompanied by a drivers use of drugs or alcohol, the collisions tend to cause severe injuries or be fatal. A few consequences of speeding accidents are:
- Life-altering injuries
- Severe property damage
Besides being a leading cause of physical harm, speeding accidents are an unnecessary burden on American wallets. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) car wrecks due to speeding cost the country $59 billion in 2010 alone.
Injuries Caused by Driving Above Posted Limits
Injuries from speeding wrecks can be varied, depending on the force of the crash, where each passenger is sitting and many more factors. These can include:
- Airbag injuries
- Broken bones
- Concussions/ brain injuries
- Paralysis/ spinal trauma
- Seat belt injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist fractures
If you were involved in a car wreck, our attorneys advise you to seek medical attention immediately. Even if it feels like you were not hurt, injuries like whiplash and some internal injuries can take days to manifest, and it is safer to let a doctor examine you for complications than to assume you are alright.
Need Help? Contact Our Wisconsin Auto Accident Lawyers Today
Our trusted Milwaukee personal injury lawyers have extensive experience litigating car accident cases that arise from speeding drivers. We know how serious the outcomes of these collisions can be and how unfair it is to be harmed when another person is at fault.
Our job is to help you assert your rights, and we always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to you. Contact us for a 100% free review of your case.
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