Massachusetts Speeding Accident Lawyers
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If you or someone you love was harmed in a car accident with a driver who was speeding, they should be held responsible for the damage they’ve caused. With established speed limits on every road designed to provide for people’s safety, there is no excuse for driving recklessly and putting lives at risk. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our Massachusetts speeding accident lawyers can advocate for you while you recover, whether at home or in the hospital. We believe you should focus on recovering from your injury, physically and emotionally. As you do so, our legal team has the dedication and resources available to pursue the financial compensation you need on your behalf. We’re proud to serve car accident victims throughout New England, including New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
What Is Speeding?
Speeding refers to vehicles that are traveling at speeds that exceed the established limit. Going 80 mph in a 40 mph zone, for example, is speeding. Because there are a variety of dangers associated with speeding, one-third of the 30,000 fatal car accidents that occur in the United States every year are attributed to speeding.
Because speeding violates the law, any drivers who cause accidents when they speed can be held liable for damages in a personal injury claim. There are various reasons why a person may feel compelled to drive recklessly. Some drivers are running late to work or an appointment, for example, while others are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Speeding can look like someone tailgating, or driving too closely behind another car, driving fast through red lights and stop signs, and weaving in traffic to get ahead.
Dangers of Speeding
Speeding is among the most common of traffic violations, as people disregard speed limits precisely because of how common this issue is. But speeding can carry significant risks for other motorists on the road. In fact, speeding remains among one of the most common causes of serious accidents and injuries on U.S. roads.
There are a number of different ways that speeding can have substantial consequences for accident victims. However, in all circumstances, those who cause others to suffer injury as a result of their dangerous driving habits should be held accountable.
Speeding is dangerous in and of itself, but why? The answer is that it causes a number of side effects that make driving more dangerous.
These effects include:
- Decreased reaction time for drivers: The faster a driver is going, the less time they have to quickly react to a hazard, from a pedestrian who is crossing the street to stopped or slowed traffic. This is why rear-end collisions are fairly common among speeding drivers.
- Inability to stop suddenly if necessary: Drivers going at high speeds require more time to slow down or stop, but sometimes situations require slamming on the brakes to avoid an accident. Speeding drivers may feel compelled to swerve when they can’t stop suddenly, which can lead to an accident.
- Inability to make sharp turns: Many accidents occur when drivers are going at high speeds when making turns. Sharp turns are meant to be taken slowly to avoid rollovers or hydroplaning, and some speeding drivers have been known to drive off cliffs when making sharp turns around mountains.
- Increased chances of rollover accidents: The faster you drive, the more likely it is that you’ll lose control of your vehicle. Loss of control in many instances leads to rollovers, which occur when a vehicle rolls onto its side or roof, often taking down nearby vehicles, too.
- Decreased visibility: When you drive at high speeds, it’s challenging to be able to see ahead or around you when your surroundings are passing quickly. This decrease in visibility means it’s less likely you’ll be able to spot and process a danger like a stalled car in the road before crashing into it.
All of these are the likely effects of using high speeds, and all make driving much more dangerous than it could be.
Contact Our Lawyers Today
Vehicles traveling at high speeds use force, which is why speeding accidents tend to result in serious injuries and fatalities. If you’re suffering from a catastrophic injury like brain damage or a spinal cord injury, you may be in a lot of debt with no way out. Fortunately, our team can give you our undivided attention when we take you as a client and are able to calculate just how much you’re entitled to in an injury claim. From medical bills to lost income as well as loss of quality of life, we can cover your expenses so you can begin the healing process.
Victims of speeding-related accidents are likely looking for answers as to what they can do and who can help with costs. If you’ve been injured in a speeding accident, the attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP can offer you the help you need.
Contact our offices in Massachusetts today by calling (617) 404-3417 to talk with us about your situation. Our attorneys have decades of experience and recovered millions for past clients, and we know how to help you pursue financial compensation.