Everyone drivers faster than the speed limit sometimes – don’t they? Most people like to feel the power in going fast and they know when it is safe to drive a few miles over the speed limit – or so they like to think. The reality is that speed limits are there for a reason. Not only can a person who speeds end up with an expensive ticket, they can put other’s lives at risk.
A high-speed car accident is much more likely to involve catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you were the victim of an accident in which a driver was well over the speed limit then you likely have legal recourse. The best way to find out what your specific options are is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Speeding is more dangerous than many people think
The bottom line about speeding is that it is dangerous, risky, and entirely preventable. However, it is so common that many people simply do not realize how dangerous it is. The truth is that it is one of the most common causes of car accidents. There are many factors that make it so dangerous. For example, the faster a car is going, the harder it is to stop – which means that cars are more likely to slam into another instead of stopping.
When a driver is speeding, they have less control over their car. They are also less safe if in an accident because the companies that make protective equipment, such as seatbelts, make them with appropriate speeds in mind. They are not designed to protect people at high speeds. This is just one of the reasons that if an accident does happen at a high speed, it is more likely to result in deadly consequences.
Steps to take after a car accident
First and foremost, the most important thing to do after an accident is to get medical care. This may mean calling an ambulance or it may mean visiting the doctor on your own. Once you are sure you and others involved are safe, then you can gather evidence including names and phones numbers of all involved.
At this point, contact a personal injury attorney. If you have been injured or have suffered economic damages such as lost wages or property damage, then you may be eligible for compensation for those damages. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation and to find out what your options are. We stand by to ensure your rights are upheld.