With more than 15 years of legal experience, our
Charlottesville personal injury attorney at
The Warren Firm, PLLC understands that
speeding is a major contributing factor to many
auto accidents in Virginia and the rest of the country. A collision is speeding-related
if the driver was charged with the traffic offense of speeding, if the
police officer determines that the driver was racing or driving too fast,
or the driver has exceeded the posted speed limit which contributed to
According to the National Safety Council, speeding is considered the third
leading cause in traffic crashes in the United States. Many people believe
speeding is only a problem on highways; however, the percentage of collision
fatalities involving speeding is much higher on smaller roads, including
neighborhood streets. 47% of drivers speed on roads marked 50 mph or less,
while over 20% speed on roads 35 mph or less.
Every year, approximately 13,000 people lost their lives due to car accidents
where speeding was involved. Speeding collisions also cost over $40 billion
annually based on reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The following are common reasons why drivers speed:
- They are in a rush or late for work or an appointment
- They are not paying attention to their driving
- They do not consider speeding as dangerous
- They do not think the laws apply to them
- They do not think they will get caught
If you have been injured in a car accident which was caused by a speeding
driver in Virginia, our firm is committed to helping you recover financial
compensation to cover your medical bills, lost earnings, property damage,
as well as pain and suffering. Let us help you make the best recovery
possible from injury immediately.
Contact us and request a
free consultation today.