In today’s hectic world it seems that everyone is constantly in a hurry and that people are less patient than ever. Unfortunately, this translates to a very real danger on Dallas-Fort Worth roads and throughout Texas. Speeding is so prevalent that most of us have come to accept it as a fact of life. Even though the speed limit might say 60 miles per hour, it is rare that drivers actually obey it. In fact, according to a study by Smart Motorist, 75 percent of drivers in the United States admitting to speeding on a regular basis.
As a DFW personal injury lawyer, I know that speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the US and that roughly one third of all car, truck and motorcycle wrecks are a result of excessive speeding by the negligent motorist at fault.
Driving faster than the speed limit is breaking the law. We all know this, which is why we slam on the brakes whenever we see a State Trooper parked up ahead. We know that if we get caught, we’ll get a ticket or have to take a defensive driving course. But if you slam on your brakes so suddenly, you risk being rear-ended by the vehicle behind if they are similarly speeding. This could result in a devastating collision which may require a significant investigation in order to determine who was truly at fault. The best solution is not to speed at all.
However, regardless of whether you were speeding or not, if you have been injured in a car crash which you believe to be someone else’s fault, it is wise to contact an auto accident injury attorney to review your case and explain your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation.
Common Injures in Speeding Accidents
The injuries sustained in any highway collision can be significant, but in wrecks where one or both drivers had been speeding are often far worse because of the increased forces at work. Some of the more severe injuries resulting from car wrecks where excessive speed was a factor include broken and fractured bones, amputation, blunt force trauma, spinal injuries, brain damage, muscle strains, paralysis and even death.
Whenever you or someone you love has been hurt due to the actions of another person, it is critical that you seek the professional legal advice of a board certified trial lawyer. Here at the Anderson Law Firm in Fort Worth, we offer all potential clients a completely free, no obligation consultation. We will discuss your unique situation and give an honest assessment of your legal rights and responsibilities, and the amount of compensation you might be entitled to under Texas law. We’ll also provide you with a complimentary copy of my book, 15 Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Texas Accident Case.
Don’t delay. The soon you speak to an attorney, the better. Call me today, toll free at 800-354-MARK (9275) or call locally at 817-294-1900.
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