Automobile Accident Attorney Scottsdale AZ
In today’s hustle and bustle world, it seems many Arizona residents are frequently in a rush to get from one place to the other. Whether it’s work, family, or social commitments, there just never seems to be enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, this also means that many people tend to speed things up when they are behind the wheel of their vehicle in an effort to get to where they need to be. A Scottsdale AZ automobile accident attorney knows that not only does speeding increase a person’s risk of being involved in a crash, it also increases the risk that they will be seriously injured or killed in that accident because of the force of impact.
Speeding occurs when a driver travels over the posted speed limit, driving too fast for bad weather or road conditions, through road construction, and through school zones. According to national statistics, speeding is the cause of more than one-third of all crashes and the resulting injuries. Speeding is also responsible for about 10,000 deaths each year.
Some drivers only speed when they are running light or stuck in traffic, while other drivers speed because of the “thrill” of driving fast. There are even drivers who speed because of an arrogance that the laws do not apply to them.
Regardless of why a driver speeds, it can still have the same consequences. When a driver is going faster, any response time needed for changes in traffic or road conditions requires a faster response time. There are also spikes in the risk that the driver will lose control of their vehicle. When a driver is speeding it reduces the effectiveness of any vehicle safety systems, such as seat belts, and also reduces the effectiveness of child safety seats. Combine all this with the severe impact of a crash at high speeds and the risk of death and catastrophic injuries skyrockets for speeders. An automobile accident attorney in Scottsdale AZ can help victims pursue a lawsuit for the losses their crash injuries have caused.
What Can You Do to Reduce Your Risk?
Although there is no controlling what other drivers do, there are steps that you can take to help decrease your risk of being involved in a speed-related crash. A Scottsdale AZ automobile accident attorney recommends the following tips:
- Make sure to allow yourself enough time to reach your destination so you aren’t feeling pressured to drive faster than you should.
- Adjust your speed based on traffic, road, and weather conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.
- Make sure to stay alert for any changes in posted speed limit signs
- Let speeding or aggressive drivers pass you instead of being intimidated into increasing your own speed
Call an Automobile Accident Attorney Scottsdale AZ for Help
If, despite your best efforts, you are injured in a crash caused by a speeding driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact Yearin Law Office today to schedule a free consultation with an automobile accident attorney Scottsdale AZ clients turn to and find out what legal options you may have.