Speeding is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, contributing to one out of three fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Some causes of car accident injuries are declining, such impaired driving and failing to wear a seatbelt. Unfortunately, speeding continues to be a common cause of serious car accident injuries.
Understanding why drivers speed is important to preparing an effective car accident lawsuit. Some of the most common include:
- Reckless drivers who are unaware of their speed
- Drivers who are in a hurry to make it somewhere by a certain time
- Drivers who believe that they are “alone” on the roads
- Drivers who think that the rules do not apply to them and do not expect to get caught
Speed limits are not arbitrary. They exist and are enforced to keep everyone safe, motorists and pedestrians included. Speeding car accidents often result in serious personal injuries and wrongful death as well as substantial damage to motor vehicles and property.
The failure of a driver to follow the speed limit can change the life of an innocent person in a very bad way. Speeding car accident injuries can require extensive medical treatment over a prolonged period. Those injured in motor vehicle accidents may be unable to return to work or enjoy their normal daily routine for several months or longer.
We help people who have been injured in car accidents. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
- No attorneys fees unless you collect