Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at 6:36 am
Speeding is one of the most dangerous actions drivers can do. In fact, speeding is the violation that is responsible for the most fatal car accidents—however, the majority of drivers believe that speeding is less dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol or distracted driving. A recent survey revealed other disturbing finds about how drivers perceive the behavior of speeding, including:
- The survey showed that 9 out of 10 drivers admit to speeding even though 82% say it’s dangerous and 35% believe it’s never acceptable.
- Many drivers mistakenly believe that speeding is okay when the roads are empty. In reality, 52% of fatal crashes due to speeding are the result of hitting an object, not another car.
- Most drivers overlook the expense related to speeding as well. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration estimates that speeding accidents cost Americans 40.4 billion each year, and result in insurance rate hikes that average $1,177 over three years.
What to Do if Injured in a Speeding Accident
Part of the reason that accidents caused by speeding are so damaging is that the faster the speed, the less control the driver has, and the longer it takes to stop the car. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident caused by speeding, chances are you are suffering with serious injuries.
Your recovery should be your top priority—not trying to negotiate a complex legal system and try to sort out offers from insurance companies and legal notifications. We can help. Our experienced speeding car accident attorneys will explain your legal rights and options. They can assess your case and determine the appropriate amount of compensation to seek to cover medical expenses (current and future), loss of income and pain and suffering. The consultation is free, and you don’t pay until we secure your damages. Don’t suffer needlessly, contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.