Speeding can cause a number of different risks. If you were injured as a result of a speeder, you may be entitled to recover damages for you physical, emotional, and financial burdens you have faced as a result. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal options with one of our dedicated Monmouth County personal injury attorneys.
What are the dangers of speeding?
It is unfortunate that one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities within the past two decades have been a result of speeding. In particular, speeders were a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2019.
It is critical to understand that speed also impacts your safety even when you are driving the speed limit but too quickly for road conditions, such as during bad weather, when a road is under repair, or in an area at night that is not properly lit.
Speeding puts the speeder in danger but also people on the road, including law enforcement officers. It is important that you understand the severity of speeding. If you were hurt because of a speeding driver, you may be qualified to receive compensation for your burdens. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to learn more about your options.
What can result from speeding?
Speeding is against the law for a reason. The consequences can be severe including the following:
- Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
- Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
- Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
- Increased fuel consumption/cost.
What steps should I take if there is a speeder/aggressive driver on the road?
Speeding concerns people beyond the person speeding including other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. If you are on the road with a speeder, you will want to be aware and be sure to take the following steps:
- If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them.
- Provide speeding drivers with a surplus of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- Modify your driving as you see fit. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeder is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, make the decision to safely navigate your vehicle out of the way.
- Contact the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
CONTACT OUR FIRM
Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.