Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations despite the fact that speed restrictions are meant to help keep drivers safe, not to hinder or inconvenience them. Many drivers believe that speeding is not a “big deal,” but in many cases, this reckless driving behavior can cause serious auto accidents. Speeding decreases a motorist’s ability to control his or her vehicle and react to changing road or traffic conditions, potentially leading to devastating accidents such as head-on collisions, rollovers, and pedestrian accidents.
Of course, speeding is dangerous in any situation; exceeding the speed limit can have terrible consequences at any time. But there are also some situations and circumstances that make speeding even more hazardous than usual, including the following:
Fortunately, victims of speeding drivers have the legal right to hold these reckless motorists accountable for their negligent behavior. Speeding drivers may be obligated to cover accident victims’ medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
If you or someone that you care about has been hurt by a driver who was operating his or her vehicle over the posted speed limit, you may be legally eligible to fight for financial compensation. The experienced attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you evaluate your case and determine the next steps you should take. Contact our offices at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.