Speed and accidents are directly linked.
According to the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, speeding (going too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limits) is a factor in almost one-third of all fatal crashes. There were 32,367 deaths in the US in 2011, of which, 9,944 were speeding-related. Speeding kills whether it’s a high-speed interstate or a local road.
Speeding increases your chances of having an accident. Speeding affects your reaction time. The faster you travel, the less time you have to react to an accident.
Speed affects the following factors which, in turn, affect your reaction time:
Speeding accidents kill, which create the need for wrongful death lawsuits. Speeding accidents can cause serious injuries, allowing drivers and passengers to sue the speeding driver for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Sadly, devastating accidents caused by speeding happen far too often. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a speeding driver, help is available. Contact the Norfolk legal team at Joe Miller Law, Ltd. today by calling (888) 694-1671 and learn more about the legal rights and options available to you in this difficult circumstance.