Speeding is a conscious decision by a motorist. It is an act of negligence which can cause accidents, injuries and in some cases even death. Speeding is also part of a broader problem of aggressive driving, which includes improper passing, tailgating, and failure to yield. Typically, a speeding violation leads to nothing more than a small fine and a few points on your driver’s license depending on how fast you were going. However, when motorist choose to accelerate beyond speed limits, they jeopardize themselves as well as other drivers on the road. Speed limits are in place to protect drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike, and they are meant to stop drivers from making dangerous decisions behind the wheel.
When the speed of a car increases, a driver has less reaction time to try to avoid an accident. Driving above the posted speed limit is not the only way in which a driver can speed. A driver can also speed when they drive too fast for the road conditions, such as a dark night on a country road or flooded conditions on a highway. Drivers should adjust their speed to the present road conditions to maximize their safety, and the safety of other drivers. When drivers speed, avoidable accidents happen. Unfortunately, speed related car accidents account for countless injuries and deaths nationwide. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Speeding-Related Car Accident and suffered injuries or death as a result, the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., can see to it that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
In Pennsylvania, drivers have a duty to drive at a speed that would allow them to stop before injuring another person or property. Drivers involved in a speeding-related car accident must show that the driver who caused the accident was either driving above the posted speed limit, that road conditions or a hazard existed to make their speed dangerous. Similarly, New Jersey law charges drivers with the duty to drive according to the posted speed limit, or to adjust their speed if and when potential hazards or road conditions exist. When a driver fails to adjust their speed, they should be held liable for whatever accident results.
A person involved in a car accident due to speeding is first advised to seek medical attention and then to contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. as soon as possible. In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, injured persons are barred from receiving compensation after two years from the time the injury occurs. In advocating for our clients, an attorney from our firm will establish the best case for a favorable outcome and the highest compensation for an injured client. Call us today! The consultation is free.
Are Injuries More Severe when a Collision Occurs Because of Speeding?
Absolutely! The risk of injury is increased 10 fold when speeding is involved. At Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we have seen a number of cases that involve serious injuries from speeding. In some cases, we have seen vehicles not perform as intended because the operator was speeding. For example, as a result of speeding, we have seen cars blow up, roll over, crash poorly, and otherwise not perform as intended. The higher the speed, the larger and more severe the injury will likely be. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident where speeding was a factor, call us immediately. We will come out to see you if need be.
In addition, depending on the speed of the vehicle, punitive damages may apply if the speeding vehicle was at fault and caused injuries to victims of the speeder’s negligence. If the Speed is Excessive, then a case for punitive damages may be appropriate to punish or deter the conduct in the future. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys know when to engage the proper experts to establish excessive speed. Call us today, the consultation is absolutely free!
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia car crash lawyer Greg Prosmushkin.