Speeding Car Accidents
Speeding is a huge risk factor in triggering auto accidents in Attleboro and all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Speeding accounted for close to one-third of all crash-related fatalities in 2015, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A vehicle is considered be speeding not just when it drives over the posted speed limit, but if the car is driving too fast for road conditions, such as a construction zone or icy road conditions. Driving too fast can lessen a driver’s ability to adjust for road distractions like a child or dog running into the street, or a curve in the road. Driving too fast also extends the distance necessary for the vehicle to safely stop when encountering a dangerous situation. If you have been hurt by a speeding driver, consult with an Attleboro speeding accident attorney at Tapalian Law to find out what recompense you may be eligible to seek for your auto accident injuries.Speeding Accidents Common on I-95 in Attleboro
Speeding is the second leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S., behind distracted driving. Although speeding can take place anywhere, it is very commonly seen on highways and freeways such as I-95. Speeding in Attleboro may result in a fine for violating the posted speed limit. If the speeding driver causes an accident, he or she may also be charged with additional penalties depending on the results of the accident. If injuries or death resulted, the at-fault driver may be hit with a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit brought by the victim’s personal injury attorney. As Attleboro speeding accident lawyers, we frequently see crashes caused by speeding combined with other reckless road behavior such as drunk or impaired driving. These negligent driving habits combined greatly increase the risk of a deadly crash. Teen drivers are common offenders of the speed limit.Speeding Increases Risk of Fatality and Injury
Studies have shown that when the posted speed limit is increased, the number of corresponding fatalities increase. The amplified force of impact from a speeding vehicle can greatly worsen the gravity of an auto accident. Common types of personal injury in speeding-related crashes are head injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, back and spinal injuries, neck injuries, and whiplash. Generally, the greater the force of the impact, the greater the injuries will be, in addition to the risk for death. Suffering a severe injury can seriously impact a person’s livelihood as well as their families’ livelihood. Getting injured can cause a victim to miss work resulting in lost wages that are needed to support their family. If the injured person is able to return to work, the injury may impact what type of job they are able to perform and can result in diminished wages. Missed work is not the only life change a personal injury can cause. Big medical bills, doctor’s visits, and related expenses can mean a huge financial hit. If someone else caused these injuries, like a negligent speeding driver, you may be able to get compensated for your missed wages, medical expenses, even pain and suffering. Motorists are required to operate their motor vehicle with a duty of care. If he or she breaches this duty of care, failing to do what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation, the person may be held liable for damages.Consult an Attleboro, MA Speeding Accident Attorney to Assess Your Injury Case
If you have been hurt in an accident, you need to contact an experienced Attleboro speeding accident attorney who can assess your case. The injury lawyers at Tapalian Law will review your car accident, truck accident, motorcycle crash, or slip and fall case for free, and let you know if they think you have a viable case to seek compensation for your damages. Damages may include emotional pain and suffering, permanent or temporary disabilities, future care and surgeries, even wrongful death. Seek out the experience of Attleboro accident injury attorney David Tapalian. Call Tapalian Law today at 401-552-5000 or complete our online form.