Speeding Car Accidents
27% of all crash fatalities in 2015 occurred due to speed-relates crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This may not sound surprising to Providence drivers. Just driving on Route 95 on a regular day we frequently observe vehicles driving over the speed limit, sometimes in great excess. High speeds make a collision more likely as it takes longer for a vehicle to stop or slow down the faster it is driving. Speeding also creates more deadly crashes. As Providence personal injury lawyers, at Tapalian Law we see the tragic results of car accidents caused by speeding all too often. When a speeding car hits another vehicle at a high speed, the injuries that the driver and/or passengers suffer can be life-threatening and quite severe. If you’ve been hurt by a speeding driver in Providence, seek the guidance of a skilled Providence speeding accident attorney who can help you get compensation for your damages.Speeding Accidents in Rhode Island
Speed limits on Rhode Island highways are posted as either 65mph or 55mph, depending on whether the portion of the highway is in what is considered a rural or urban area. These figures are based on population density. The numbers may be adjusted by the state depending on needs, such as construction. Drivers must adjust their driving speed as necessary, for example driving through Providence at 5pm on a Friday most likely will involve a decreased speed due to traffic levels. In a 2016 survey conducted by AAA, nearly half of all drivers said they had exceeded the speed limit by 15mph on a freeway or 10mph on a residential street in the past month. As car accident lawyers, we see the results of speeding first-hand in our injured clients hurt in Providence speeding accidents. Studies show that when a state increases the posted speed limit, fatalities increase. And when a driver speeds over the posted limit, the chance of a fatality or serious injury due to a car crash increases greatly.
Behind distracted driving, speeding is the second leading cause of car accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In today’s society, we are constantly looking for quicker ways to get things done. When this translates to driving, the results can be deadly. Not only does speeding cause crashes, but it can also make them worse due to the force of impact hitting the other vehicle. Some of the most common personal injuries suffered in car accidents, including auto accidents caused by speeding, are head and brain injuries, spinal, back, and neck injuries, internal bleeding, fractures, broken bones, and whiplash. Typically, the faster the driving speed, the worse the personal injuries will be.Retain an Experienced Providence Speeding Accident Attorney If You Are Hurt
If a speeding driver hits you, as an injured person you have a right to hire a personal injury lawyer to help recoup damages. At Tapalian Law, we have helped car accident sufferers recover damages for medical bills, lost wages due to the inability to work, lost future earning potential, pain and suffering, and future medical care. As Providence personal injury lawyers, our goal is to restore you to the condition you were in prior to getting hurt, as best as possible. We will fight the entire way to restore your physical, mental, and financial status, to the best of our abilities. We will work hard to prove negligence by the speeding driver and to prove your injuries were caused by the speeding driver who caused the accident. We will work with medical professionals and law enforcement to obtain all the documentation necessary for your legal case. At Tapalian Law, we will take care of your legal claim while you focus on your recovery and your family. Whether the injuries you sustained were major or minor, contact us today for a free consultation on your Providence speeding car accident case. Call Attorney David Tapalian at 401-552-5000 or reach us through our online contact form.