Bowie Speeding Related Accident Lawyers
Speeding Related Car Accidents
- 100,000 people receive speeding tickets everyday in America
- One in six drivers receive speeding tickets every year
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about a third of fatal car crashes involve at least one of the drivers speeding
- In October 2010 Maryland began to use speed cameras to fine anyone driving over 12 mph over the speed limit in school zones and work zones
The Science of Speeding
The faster you are going, the less time you have to react because you are covering distances at a greater speed. The normal time it takes someone to react to something on the road is .75 – 1.5 seconds. If you are going 50 mph, you will cover 83 feet before you react. That number doesn’t include braking distance. It only shows reaction time. The faster you go, the more distance you will need to avoid a crash. If you are going 70 mph you will need 115 feet to react. That’s seven car lengths before you even have time to react. In other words, when on a highway it becomes crucial to your safety to leave a sufficient space between you and the car ahead and to not exceed the speed limit. Your reaction time becomes even worse when there is limited visibility at night or during adverse weather conditions.
Where Does Speeding Get You?
It feels like you are getting somewhere faster, but how much faster? In stop-and-go city driving, speeding only gets you more time to wait at a stop light, but what about the highway? If you are traveling at 80 mph on the highway, the difference between going 65 mph and 80 mph over a 50-mile period is 8.7 minutes. Is saving eight minutes worth the risk?
A 60-mph collision is going to do more damage than a 5-mph fender bender. Therefore, as your speed increases, so does the potential damage that may come if you are in an accident. Victims of a high-speed crash may suffer personal injuries, catastrophic injuries or even death. Always leave space and always wear your seatbelt.
If you are involved in a speeding collision, you may need to hire an automobile crash attorney. Sometimes an insurance company may offer a settlement that is less than the damage incurred. An Maryland speeding traffic collision lawyer can help negotiate with the insurance company. The lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help you prove who was liable for the collision. If you were injured in the crash, seek medical attention immediately and make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies may offer payment for your car repairs but refuse to cover your medical expenses or other bills you may be facing as a result of the crash.
Alpert Schreyer, LLC: Top-Rated Law Firm
The Bowie car accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have decades of experience in serving the greater Maryland area. Contact us at 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274 for a free consultation and to find out how we can help with your auto collision claim.