Drivers in Pennsylvania violate many different traffic regulations every day. One of the more common ones that is broken every day is speeding. Many people drive over the speed limit for a variety of reasons. It could be because they are late for something, just want to get home after a long day, simply like driving fast or are impatient. However, no matter the reason and even though it is common practice, it is still dangerous and can lead to many car accidents.
In fact, in 2016 speed was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all car accidents. Speeding makes reaction times shorter and therefore, when unexpected circumstances arise, it is tougher to avoid accidents. It also increases the amount of time needed and space needed to stop, which makes accidents more likely. In addition to increasing the likelihood of car accidents, speeding can also increase the damage caused in car accidents since the faster one goes, the more force that is created at impact.
The car accidents caused by speeding can leave innocent drivers in very difficult positions as well. Car accidents can affect the victims physically by causing severe injuries, which limit their ability to do certain actions. They can also leave the victims in very difficult positions financially. Medical bills can add up quickly as the victims may require surgeries, significant rehabilitation, medical equipment and other costs. The victims may be entitled to compensation for these expenses though from the person who caused the accident.
There are many car accidents in Pennsylvania each year and there are many different causes of these accidents. One of the leading causes though is speeding. If a driver is speeding and causes an accident they may be required to compensate the victim of the accident for the damages they cause. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation these accidents can cause and may be a useful resource for victims.