Hazards of Speeding
Drivers who exceed the speed limit not only put themselves at risk of an accident, but also endanger any other motorist around them. Driving requires all of a person’s attention and awareness because vehicles moving at high speeds do not give someone much time to avoid potential accidents. Exceeding the safe driving limits by speeding makes this even more difficult, especially if another driver does something unexpected.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you may want to seek legal representation to hold that driver liable for your financial compensation. Call a Birmingham injury lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable member of our staff.
Effect of Speeding on Driving
Thousands of car accidents occur every year due to speeding. While it might seem more convenient, speeding simply increases your chances of getting into a dangerous accident for several reasons, including the following:
- Reduces a driver’s reaction time
- Forces a driver to focus their attention on what is in front of them
- Increases the chances of injuries if they do get into a wreck
- Makes it difficult to stop, if necessary
- Slick roads and road defects are more likely to cause the vehicle to slide or roll over
Speeding causes numerous preventable accidents and injuries each year, something for which the responsible drivers should be held responsible.
If a speeding driver has injured you in an accident, contact a Birmingham accident lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today to see how we can help you win financial restitution at 205-414-8160.