There are a number of different risks associated with speeding. If you were injured as a result of a speeder, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options with a dedicated Houston auto accident lawyer. We are on your side no matter what.
What are the risks of speeding?
It is unfortunate that one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities within the past two decades have been an immediate result of speeding. In fact, in 2019, speeders were a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities.
Speed also affects your safety even when you are operating your vehicle in accordance with the speed limit but too fast for road conditions, for example during bad weather, when a road is getting fixed, or in a spot that is not properly lit at night.
Speeding puts the speeder in danger but also others on the road, including law enforcement officers. It is crucial that you acknowledge the seriousness of speeding. If you were hurt as a result of a speeding driver, you may be qualified to recover damages for your burdens. Do not wait to contact our firm to learn more about your options.
What are the consequences of speeding?
Speeding is against the law for a purpose. The penalties can be intense and include the following:
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
- Increased potential for loss of vehicle control;
- Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
- Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
- Increased fuel consumption/cost.
What should I do if there is a speeder or aggressive driver on the road?
Speeding places not only the person speeding at risk, but also other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Be sure, to keep following in mind if you are on the road with a speeder:
- Give speeding drivers plenty of space.
- Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them.
- Adjust your driving as you see fit. Speeding is linked to aggressive driving. If a speeder is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, it is important that you do what you can to safely move your vehicle out of the way.
- Call the police if you think a driver is following you or harassing you.
If you were injured because of a speeding driver, it is in your best interest to reach out to our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.
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