It’s obvious to anyone who drives, that the faster a vehicle travels, the harder it is to control and the longer it takes to stop. So it should come as no surprise to learn that roughly one-third of fatal automobile accidents are attributable to excessive speed. There is also, not surprisingly, a correlation between using alcohol and speeding. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or iihs website, younger drivers, particularly men, are most likely to speed while driving. Men between the ages of 15 and 24 are typically speeding in over 35 percent of driving fatalities. As they age, the number declines dramatically.
It stands to reason then that in Texas’ college towns like Richardson where young drivers are daily commuting to campus, hitting up bars and parties, and traveling to friends homes, that drivers would do well to be particularly watchful of other drivers. It’s not uncommon for a speeder to cause an accident and then speed off, leaving the victim with no recourse but to call their own insurance company. Better to avoid the issue all together by driving defensively and not assuming that other drivers will be adhering to the speed limits and stop signs.
If you have been involved in an accident involving speeding however, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. You could be entitled to compensation for the damage to your car, your medical expenses, your time off work, and your pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm understand Texas law and how speeding can injure our clients in a collision.
Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been involved in an accident caused by a speeding driver. We will help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.