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Did excessive speeding play a role in your car accident?

Many drivers speed. It is an extremely common, seemingly benign behavior, yet it is one of the leading causes of car accidents in California and across the country. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, there is a good chance that excessive speeds were a factor in what happened to you.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that speeding played a role in as many as one-third of all motor vehicle accident fatalities over the last two decades. Thousands of people lose their lives every year because of this reckless behavior, and even more are injured. You do not have to suffer in silence because a speeding driver left you hurt or caused the death of a family member; instead, you can seek to hold all liable parties accountable.

What's so bad about speeding?

Speeding is so common, few people give much thought to the potentially drastic and serious consequences of this type of reckless behavior. However, even driving just a few miles over the speed limit can cause the following:

  • Increase the severity of any crash that occurs
  • Increase the potential for losing control of the vehicle
  • Reduce the effectiveness of seatbelts and other restraints
  • Increase the distance required to come to a complete stop

Speeding is not only bad for the person behind the wheel, it is a dangerous to every other person on the road. Speeding falls into the category of both reckless and aggressive driving, and it is possible to hold drivers accountable for the consequences of irresponsible behavior.

Holding a speeding driver accountable

If excessive speeds played a role in your accident and the severity of your injuries, you do not have to suffer alone. In fact, you have the right to seek financial damages for what you experienced, which includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages from missed work and more. The amount that you may pursue through a personal injury claim depends on the nature of your injury and the specific losses you experienced.

Navigating the aftermath of your car accident

A car accident can change your life in an instant. You could find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a painful, debilitating injury and accumulating medical bills. Fortunately, carrying this burden alone is not your only choice. As soon as possible after an accident, you would be wise to seek an opinion regarding your legal option.

Speeding is dangerous, irresponsible and inexcusable. Whether it is through a fair settlement or in court, you have the right to fight for a full and fair recovery after a speed-related car accident.

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