Motor Vehicle Speed
All roads in Hollywood and Florida have clearly posted speed limits and drivers are expected to obey those limits. Speed limits are not random; they are carefully selected by teams of engineers and city designers. When these limits are chosen, experts consider the traffic present on the road as well as the design and use of the road. In many cases, they also evaluate the current speeds along the road to find the safest maximum speed for each area. When drivers disobey the signs posted, they increase the risk of a collision considerably.
If you or someone in your family has been involved in a collision and has incurred an injury, contact Flaxman Law Group for honest and compassionate legal advice about your situation. In a free consultation, a member of our law firm can help you understand your rights and can evaluate whether you have a claim. Do not let worries about the future affect your recovery. Contact Flaxman Law Group for legal advice and representation at any time.Injuries Caused by Speeding
Speeding increases the force of an accident, so that when accidents involve higher speeds, they are more likely to lead to serious injury, such as:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain trauma
- Fractures or crushed bones
- Burn injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Whiplash and soft tissue injuries
- Loss of hearing or sight
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
When a speeding vehicle hits another vehicle or a stationary object, the force of the crash can cause a fuel leak or fire, a rollover, or can even cause a vehicle to get crushed with the passengers inside. These types of high-speed crashes are more likely to involve fires or dramatic rescues requiring emergency personnel and specialized equipment.How Speeding Leads to Disaster
Speeding can be a huge problem, and can cause crashes for a number of reasons:
- Speeding reduces response times, so that a driver may not have enough time to avoid a collision
- Speeding increases the difference in speed between one car and the cars around it, which research has shown can lead to collisions
- Increased speed can cause mechanical failure
- Higher speeds can put increased pressure on a car’s systems, which can lead to tire blowouts and other mechanical problems
- Speeding can cause a driver to lose control of their car
Speeding is dangerous in almost any situation. It can even lead to single-vehicle collisions. A driver may be soaring down a highway with no other cars around and may lose control of their car due to excessive speed only to find themselves hitting a tree or telephone pole. Speeding can also cause chain reaction crashes. If one driver is speeding and they rear-end another car the speed may generate enough force to push the hit car into other traffic, causing multiple points of impact in a tragic collision.
If you have suffered an injury due to a car collision caused by speeding, do not hesitate to contact the approachable and caring legal team at Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Your free consultation is your chance to get impartial advice and legal guidance with no cost and no commitment.