Injured in an Accident Caused by Speeding?
In the state of Arizona, as defined by §28-701, it is legally required
of all drivers to drive at a speed that is believed to be prudent as the
current conditions allow. Beyond this, however, there are statutory speed
limits defining the speed at which drivers are allowed to operate depending
on the area. For example, if approaching a school crossing, a driver must
abide by 15 MPH, however, if they are on an interstate highway, they are
allowed to drive 65 MPH.
When drivers fail to abide by safe speed limits, they are not only putting
themselves in danger, they are endangering every driver around them. As
outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
and the Federal Highway Administration, speeding can be the main contributing
factor to almost a third of all fatal crashes, as well as serious injuries
sustained in car accidents. According to the NHTSA and the U.S. Department
of Transportation, over 1,000 Americans are killed in a speed-related
car accident every month.
PROTECTING VICTIMS OF AGGRESSIVE DRIVING
Many people believe that driving their car a few over the speed limit is
an acceptable risk and one that is even expected. This level of thinking
can likely be traced to the fact that most people will typically set their
speedometer several clicks over the legal limit. The problem, however,
arises because many cars and roadways are not designed to handle speeding.
This can result in horrific car accidents that can put not only the speeding
driver in danger, but the rest of drivers around them in danger.
Why speed? The causes of speeding are varied. Some people view it as a part of
aggressive driving and believe that speeding stems from emotional distress, a provoked driver,
anger or impatience. Others view it as a cultural learning that was simply
instilled in drivers from the first time they got behind the wheel. Regardless,
if a driver speeds, they become a hazard.
At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, they are fully dedicated to helping their clients
protecting their best interests. If you have recently been injured in
an accident that was caused by speeding, you should not hesitate to involve
a lawyer as soon as possible. They know what is on the line, you can be
confident knowing that they will be there to fight for your desirable
outcome. So don't waste another moment! When you have this much on
the line, you don't have a second to waste. Call them today and let
them get started in the fight to defend your rights.