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Speeding Drivers Can Cause Serious Crashes

Speeding Drivers Can Cause Serious Crashes

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When motor vehicle drivers choose to operate their vehicles far in excess of the speed limit, they significantly increase their chances of colliding with another vehicle. Speeding drivers often have difficulty slowing down and coming to a safe stop. Moreover, when motor vehicle operators drive too fast around curves, they can lose control, bringing about a hard impact with another vehicle.

If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle crash that was caused by a speeding driver, it is imperative that you seek legal help as soon as possible. The knowledgeable team of Huntsville car accident lawyers at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse can assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver in your accident case. 

Common Car Accidents Caused by Speeding Drivers

When motor vehicle drivers speed, they can cause a serious collision. Some of the most common types of accidents caused by drivers who speed include the following:

  • Rear-end collisions — When drivers operate their vehicles too fast, it can be difficult for them to come to a careful, safe stop. Consequently, they may collide into the rear of the vehicle in front of them, causing the occupants of that vehicle to suffer an injury.
  • Intersection collisions — Drivers sometimes attempt to beat a red light by speeding through a traffic intersection. When they do so, they may fail to see a turning vehicle in time, and they may collide with that vehicle as they speed through the intersection. These broadside collisions can cause vehicles to spin around or even flip over in the middle of the intersection, causing serious injuries to all vehicle occupants.
  • Pedestrian accidents — When drivers speed, they sometimes fail to notice and appreciate pedestrians who are in the vicinity. When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian almost always loses, and he or she may even suffer fatal injuries.

What to Do if a Speeding Driver Collides with You or Your Vehicle

If a speeding driver collides with you or your vehicle, there are certain actions that you should immediately undertake. First, you should make sure that you call a police officer to the scene of the accident, speak with the police officer if you are able, and insist that the officer prepare a police report.

Moreover, you should seek medical treatment for any injuries which you suffered in your accident. Waiting too long to treat for your injuries only increases your chances of developing a more significant injury.

Finally, as soon as possible after your accident, you should contact a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Huntsville. An experienced lawyer can investigate your accident and the person or persons who caused it, file a claim on your behalf, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Your lawyer will do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your personal injury case and pursue monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered as a result of a speeding driver.

Speak with a Huntsville Car Accident Lawyer Today

Motor vehicle drivers who speed can cause significant property damage and personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by a speeding driver, the knowledgeable team of attorneys at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse are ready to assist. 

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a skilled Huntsville car accident attorney, please call us today at (256) 801-1000 or contact us online. 

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