Speeding and Car Accidents
One of the most dangerous activities a driver can commit behind the wheel is also one of the most common – speeding. While this may not seem like a major infraction, it can be incredibly dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that a third of all traffic fatalities are caused by speeding. This accounts for 13,000 deaths every year. When drivers disregard the speed limit they are not only risking their own safety, but also the safety of everyone else on the road.
At Ritter & Associates, we don’t take speeding lightly. Drivers who break the law and also put innocent motorists at risk need to be held liable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by speeding, contact the Imperial Beach car accident lawyers today at 619-296-0123 and schedule a free consultation.
The Danger of Speeding
There are a number of reasons a driver may choose to speed. Whether he or she is in a hurry, not paying attention, or doesn’t understand the true danger of speeding, an innocent driver may be at serious risk of an injury that could leave them disabled and unable to work. Speeding is a dangerous action for the following reasons:
- Increases the risk of losing control of one’s vehicle (especially around turns)
- Scare other drivers on the road
- Shortens a driver’s reaction time and ability to avoid objects on the road
- Increases the time required to safely slow down and stop
When drivers speed, they neglect to take into account others’ safety. As a result, they can be held accountable for the repercussions of their actions in certain cases.
You should consider holding these reckless drivers responsibly for their actions today by speaking with an experienced and caring legal professional. Contact an Imperial Beach car accident attorney today at (619) 296-0123 to discuss your rights and options.