Speeding Accidents in New Jersey
Speeding is a contributing factor in one out of every three car accidents. Driving faster than the posted speed limit or driving too fast for present road conditions is dangerous and can have devastating consequences. Increased speed decreases the amount of time that a driver has to avoid a collision. Speeding also impairs a driver’s ability to control his or her vehicle.
Personal injuries sustained in speeding-related crashes are usually more severe than in other accidents due to the extremely forceful impact of a high speed collision. Victims of speeding accidents are likely to suffer long term injuries and require extensive medical treatment.
Statistics from the National Safety Council show that 13,000 people die each year because of speeding-related auto accidents. It is a common misconception that most speeding-related accidents resulting in death occur on interstate highways. The reality is that most fatal accidents caused by speeding do not happen on interstate highways. Many speeding fatalities occur on roads where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. Nearly half of all fatal speeding accidents happen on roads where the speed limit is 50 miles per hour or less. Exceeding the speed limit by as little as five miles per hour can drastically shorten the amount of time that a driver has to avoid hitting an unexpected obstacle or a pedestrian crossing the street.
Speeding is often a factor in drunk driving car accidents. An intoxicated driver has significantly impaired judgment and poor reaction time. When travelling at high speed, drunk drivers are even more likely to cause automobile accidents.
Surveys show that three out of four drivers admit to speeding regularly. While most people recognize that another driver’s speeding is a threat to their safety, they do not believe that the same danger exists when they speed. Drivers who knowingly and deliberately ignore the speed limit are putting the safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. Drivers may speed for a variety of reasons including fear of being late, lack of attention to how fast they are driving, belief that their speeding is not dangerous, or simply because they do not think they will be caught. People who speed are accountable for their decision to ignore the law and are liable for any personal injury or wrongful death resulting from their actions.
Our experienced team of Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers at DiTomaso Law understand the devastating effects that speeding car accidents can have on individuals and their families. We urge all drivers to obey traffic laws and drive within posted speed limits to prevent avoidable speeding accidents.
Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Represent Clients Injured in a Speeding Related Accident
If you have been injured in a speeding related car accident, DiTomaso Law will aggressively pursue your case to ensure that you receive the maximum monetary compensation to which you are entitled. We help our clients secure damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Contact us online or call 856-414-0010 to schedule your free consultation with a qualified Cherry Hill car accident lawyer. Our offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey and we represent victims of automobile accidents in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.