Speed-related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Virtually every motorist has at some point or another during his or her driving experience violated the law by exceeding the posted speed limit. In many cases there are no consequences as police are not in the vicinity to enforce the law and accidents may not occur. This can lead to a false sense that speeding is not inherently dangerous, and this is reinforced by the frequency with which the general flow of traffic outpaces the speed limit. Unfortunately, law-abiding drivers can become seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the excessive speed of others.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages associated with a collision. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.
How Speed Affects Motor Vehicle Safety
When speed limits are selected and imposed on a particular portion of the roadway, they are chosen based upon the surroundings of the street or highway and the terrain. Densely populated areas and those where there is an expectation that children will be present, therefore, have lower speed limits than freeways that run through the countryside. But in any situation, violating the speed limit can have the following effects on motor vehicle safety:
- Greater force at the moment of impact
- Inability to handle curves
- Increase in necessary braking distance
- Reduced window of response time
As the victim of a motor vehicle accident caused by a speeding driver, you are likely coping with significant costs. Let us help you to address that considerable burden. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn how we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.