Birmingham Speeding Car Accident Lawyer
Legal Help for Victims of Speeding Car Crashes
Admit it, you’ve gone over the speed limit. Everyone has. No matter how much you pride yourself on following all the rules of the road, there’s been times when you’ve gone over the posted limit. You could’ve been trying to get around someone on the freeway, or beat a red light. It doesn’t matter; that’s speeding. But, there are some drivers who are dangerous when they go over the speed limit. As we all know, the faster you’re going, the harder it is to control your car or come to a stop. This is why speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Alabama.
Speed limits are there for a reason. They keep pedestrians and drivers safe. Unfortunately, speeding still causes thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths each year. If you or anyone you love have been injured in an accident with someone who was speeding, they need to be held accountable. Contact Guster Law Firm, LLC.
We’ve helped many people and their families who’ve been hurt by a car accident. Let us be there for you. Contact us at (205) 386-6844.
Common Speeding Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents are capable of injuring people in every way possible. How serious your injuries are depends on factors like how fast the car hit you was speeding, where they hit you, if you were wearing seat belts, and how well your car is built to take the impact of a crash. Here are the most common injuries we’ve seen in speeding accidents:
- Spinal cord injury (including paralysis)
- Neck injuries (especially whiplash)
- Brain injuries
- Broken/fractured bones
- Cuts and bruises
If you or a loved one have been involved in a speeding car accident, you need immediate medical attention. Some injuries can take days or even weeks to start showing symptoms. Make sure you see a doctor immediately after your accident to document what happened to you.
Speeding Car Accident Statistics
Statistics show that if you’re involved in a car accident, speeding played a part. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speeding is among the top reasons for car accidents. Here are some scary stats about speeding car accidents:
- According to the NHTSA, almost 30 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2013 were speed related.
- According to the NHTSA, about 34 percent of motorcycle riders, 21 percent of car drivers, and 15 percent of truck drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
- According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, speeding causes nearly 10,000 accidents in the state each year.
- Males under the age of 24 are most likely to be involved in fatal speeding crashes.
- About 40 percent of speeding drivers in fatal crashes were legally drunk at the time of the crash.
Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys Hold Dangerous Drivers Accountable
A speeding car accident is the most avoidable car accident there is. A speeding car accident is also one of the most negligent types of accidents. All that it took to stay safe was for someone to ease up on the gas pedal. To hold these drivers accountable for their actions, you need an experienced Birmingham injury attorney. Guster Law Firm, LLC can help. We’ve been there for many families hurt by accidents. Let us be there for yours.
Contact us today at (205) 900-3484 or (205) 386-6844.