It’s the time of year when everyone is in a hurry. From work obligations to traveling to see family on the holidays, it seems like everyone has more to do and more places to be. As a result, many drivers face the increased temptation to speed. While speeding may make a person feel like he or she will get to his or her destination faster, that is not the case. It is not really faster to speed, but it is significantly more dangerous.
As there are more travelers and more drivers on the road during the holidays, it is reasonable to assume that there will be more accidents. Sadly, many Florida motor vehicle accidents are the result of negligence or reckless behaviors, and one of these includes speeding. If you were hurt in a car accident of any kind, there is a significant chance that speeding played a role in what happened to you.
Just a little faster is just a little more dangerous
Speeding may seem like a benign behavior, but in reality, it is quite dangerous. Even driving just a few miles over the posted speed limit can have disastrous consequences in the event of an accident. Consider the following about the dangers of speeding:
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding has had a role in approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities over the last two decades.
- Speeding greatly reduces a driver’s ability to control his or her vehicle and come to a complete stop in an appropriate amount of time.
- When a speeding vehicle collides with another vehicle, it greatly increases the chance of serious injuries and increases the severity of any damage.
No matter the circumstances, speeding is always against the law. If you were hurt, you have the right to know if speed is to blame and how you can hold liable parties accountable.
Who is to blame?
Seeking appropriate compensation after a speed-related car accident is never easy. It can be quite complex to know your rights and how to navigate the civil claims process, but this is not something you have to do alone.
After you receive immediate medical care for your injuries, a complete evaluation of your case and investigation into your accident may allow you to present a strong claim to secure the compensation you deserve. Speeding is a type of dangerous, reckless behavior, but victims of speeding drivers may speak up and fight for their rightful recovery.