Speeding Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Traffic accidents are unfortunately very common here in the United States. In 2005, there were over 6 million recorded automobile accidents which resulted in nearly 2.9 million injuries and over 42,000 deaths. States have set maximum vehicle speed limits, enforced by traffic officers, in an effort to lower the number of these dangerous and costly incidents. Despite this, however, speeding is still quite common among many drivers on the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a speeding accident, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your medical expenses and emotional pain. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff speeding accident lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PC have dedicated their practice to helping victims of these unnecessary accidents. Please contact our offices today to speak with one of our qualified attorneys.
Speeding increases the risk of automobile accidents
Speeding has been proven to increase the risk of automobile accidents. Higher speeds affect a vehicle’s performance in the following four ways:
- An increase in speed equates to an increase in the distance traveled by a vehicle between recognition of an emergency situation and reaction to these circumstances
- An increase in speed results in an increase in the stopping distance of a vehicle
- An increase in speed also greatly increases the impact force (and therefore the severity) of a car wreck
- An increase in speed results in the reduction of the effectiveness of restraint and protective mechanisms present in the vehicle
Clearly, all the above effects are negative and pose a higher potential not only for an auto wreck, but also for injury resulting from this accident. Because of this, states have posted speed limits with the intent of keeping drivers traveling at effective but reasonably safe velocities.