Speeding Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), speeding is involved in almost one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2015 alone, over 9,500 lives were lost in speeding-related auto crashes. As North Providence speeding accident attorneys at Tapalian Law, we all know how tempting it is to speed when we are late for work or a doctor’s appointment. We realize today everyone has a busy schedule that sometimes demands we are in two places at once and “running late” is an oft-mentioned factor that contributes to speeding, a form of aggressive driving. However, speeding is not only dangerous to the motor vehicle operator, but also to other drivers on the road including pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. Speeding accidents can result in fatalities or severe injuries to the driver as well as others involved in the crash.Route 146 in North Providence Frequently Sees Speeding Accidents
Route 146 is a high-speed road, mostly freeway, that stretches across Rhode Island and Massachusetts and passes through North Providence. This well-driven road is a common route for speeding drivers and a location for numerous car accidents. In August 2016, a woman was fatally injured on Route 146 in North Providence in an accident caused by speeding. Speed limits are created, and enforced, to protect drivers on the road. However, when a driver violates the speed limit resulting in a vehicle accident, the crash can be quite serious. A vehicle driving at a high rate of speed takes longer to stop or slow down and a high-speed collision can result in death or grave injuries for not only the driver and passengers but also other vehicles or pedestrians involved. As North Providence speeding accident lawyers, we see first-hand the devastation these high-speed crashes can cause. Although speed limits attempt to create safe parameters, appropriate speed also depends on road conditions, including weather, repairs, or poor lighting. Even if a car is driving the posted speed limit, they may still cause an accident if that speed is too fast for the road conditions, such as snow and ice which is a frequent winter occurrence in Rhode Island. Drivers must use good judgement when driving based on weather and road conditions.Proving Fault in a Speeding Accident
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 27% of all traffic fatalities in 2015 occurred due to speed-related crashes. Personal injuries suffered in car accidents, including speeding crashes may include head and brain injuries, spinal, back, and neck injuries, internal bleeding, fractures, broken bones, and whiplash. As one might expect, the faster the driving speed, the worse the personal injury will be. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a speeding driver, seek out the advice of Attorney David Tapalian, an experienced North Providence speeding accident attorney. In order to have a successful personal injury case, you must be able to prove liability for your injuries. A speeding driver who caused the accident may have received a police traffic citation for speeding which will help to serve as proof of liability. As a victim, your injuries must be documented and you must be able to show they were caused directly by the car crash. Your personal injury lawyer will help you retrieve all the necessary documentation, including police reports and medical records, and guide you step by step throughout the duration of your speeding accident case. Your injury attorney will also assist you with documenting your losses, such as medical expenses, doctors’ bills, lost time from work, and the possibility of future necessary medical care. If you have been hit by a speeding car in North Providence, don’t hesitate to contact Tapalian Law. We provide a free consultation for victims of personal injury, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and slip & fall accidents. We can help you seek compensation for your damages and injuries. Call us today at 401-552-5000 or contact us with our easy, online contact form.