Auto Accidents Due to Speeding in Texas | What to Know

Speeding on the road is a common cause of auto accidents. If you were hurt in one, you may want to consider your legal options. Read on and reach out to our dedicated Houston auto accident lawyer today.

How does speeding cause auto accidents?

Speeding is a large factor in traffic deaths and injuries. The role of speeding in collisions is described in relation to its effect on the driver, the vehicle, and the road. Excessive speeding reduces the amount of time the driver has to react in a dangerous situation to avoid a crash, increases vehicle stopping distance, and decreases the ability of road safety structures (such as guardrails, impact attenuators, crash cushions, median dividers, and concrete barriers) to protect drivers in a crash.

Speeding was discovered to be an aspect of 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2019, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes related to speeding was 8,544. A crash is referred to as speeding-related if the driver was convicted of a speeding-related offense or if racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was suggested as a contributing element in the crash.

The percentage of speeding-related deaths has steadily declined. In 2010, 32% of traffic fatalities were speeding-related, in relation to 26% now.

What types of injuries can be sustained after an auto accident?

The kinds of injuries that individuals can sustain after an auto accident can be serious. Even when victims are fortunate enough to survive, they will often encounter several weeks, months, or even years of rehabilitation. In some cases, people are never able to fully recover from their injuries.

Our firm represents victims who have suffered such injuries from car crashes including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Internal Organ Injuries
  • Herniated Discs
  • Amputation
  • Fractures (Broken Bones)
  • Disfigurement

If you have suffered any of the above-mentioned injuries because of a negligent driver, our firm is on your side, and we are prepared to seek the financial compensation you need to move forward.

Can I recover compensation after an auto accident in Texas?

In the event that an accident victim wins a personal injury claim, he or she should obtain financial compensation to help cover the cost of the economic damages they sustained, like medical bills and lost wages, as well as other non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more. At The Gonzalez Law Group, our firm recognizes how devastating an auto accident can be for a person, and we are here to supply you with the assertive legal representation you need.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED HOUSTON PERSONAL INJURY FIRM

If you require legal representation for personal injury matters, look no further than The Gonzalez Law Group. Schedule your initial consultation with our team to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Contact us today.

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