A driver can be found negligent for any number of reasons when a car accident happens.
An excessive speed accident can leave significant consequences for anyone who survives that crash or the surviving family members of someone who has been killed in a fatal accident. Speeding is a major factor in many traffic injuries and deaths. The role of speeding in crashes is often defined in a few different impacts, on the vehicle, on the road and on the driver.
Excessive speeding reduces the amount of time that any driver has to react in a dangerous situation to avoid a crash, reduces the ability of road safety structures like guardrails to protect vehicle passengers in a crash and increases vehicle stopping distance. In 2020, research from the National Safety Council shows that speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities. That led to an average of over 30 deaths per day. A crash is speeding related if the driver was driving too fast for conditions, exceeded the posted speed limit and this was indicated as a contributing factor to the wreck or if the driver was charged with a speeding related offense.
If you’ve recently been hurt in an excessive speed accident in California, you need to discuss your case with an experienced and qualified lawyer. The knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Jones Clifford can help you to determine the best way to proceed and to protect your interests. There are many unique factors involved in pursuing compensation for an excessive speed accident.