In 2009, there were 10,591 speeding-related traffic fatalities on American roadways, according to the United States Census Bureau. That means that drivers were either exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions when the collision occurred.
It is clear that many of our fellow motorists aren’t obeying driving laws and exercising the necessary amount of caution and care to avoid accidents. The lawyers at Arguello, Hope & Associates believe that those who speed and cause others injuries should be held accountable and be made to pay just compensation to their victims.
If you or a loved one were injured or killed in an automobile accident in which the person at fault was speeding, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to have your case evaluated by a highly-qualified and experienced speeding accident attorney.
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Speeding Collision Statistics
The faster a driver goes, the more they increase the chance that they will seriously injure themselves and others in a collision. Despite this fact, most people view speeding as a harmless and normal part of driving. This belief leads to disastrous consequences each and every year.
Here are some of the most distressing statistics on speeding:
- The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated to be $40 billion per year.
- Speeding is involved in 31% of all traffic fatalities.
- Teens are more likely to speed and to allow less distance between the car in front of them than older drivers.
If you have been injured by a speeding driver, the car accident attorneys at Arguello, Hope & Associates can provide the guidance and assistance you need to get the justice that you deserve.
Causes of Speeding
Most people site speeding as a danger, but speed themselves. They might make this decision for several reasons:
- Motorists are in a rush or running late.
- Car operators believe the posted speed limit to be too low or unreasonable.
- They don’t expect to get caught.
- Drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Car owners feel they have the necessary skills to drive at high speeds.
- Motorists feel a need to “go with the flow” of traffic, even if that means exceeding the speed limit by ten or more miles an hour and risking a ticket.
There are ways to avoid speeding. Make sure to give yourself ample time to get where you’re going, plan for possible congestion, avoid talking and texting while driving, and try to minimize anxiety and agitation when stuck in traffic. Thousands of unnecessary accidents and deaths might be prevented if every driver followed these suggestions.
Injuries from Speeding
Thousands of people die each year in Texas as a result of speeding accidents. Those who survive the collisions can sustain any number of injuries. The severity of these will depend upon the speeds involved in the accident and where the car was struck.
Here are common injuries from speeding auto accidents:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Herniated disks
- Spinal damage
- Facial damage
- Traumatic brain injury
If you incur any of these injuries, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention. The medical documents may help strengthen your case against the driver responsible for your damages.
Contact Our Speeding Accident Attorneys
You can drive as responsibly as possible, obeying all road laws and posted speed limits, and still have the misfortune of being hit by a speeding driver. This can leave you with permanent physical and mental damage, forever altering your quality of life.
Here at Arguello, Hope & Associates, our highly-qualified lawyers are ready to fight for those victims of speeding-related accidents with a valid case. We can help you navigate the laws and maximize whatever compensation you may be entitled to as a result of your losses.
From our head office in Houston, TX, we are proud to serve citizens in the following areas:
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 1-888-CLAIM-68 (1-888-252-4668). A member of our intake team will answer your call and get you quickly connected to one of our highly-trained and professional car speeding accident attorneys.
Alternatively, you can simply fill out the Free Case Evaluation form above and we will contact you about your case. It’s completely free and confidential.