Speeding Car Accidents

Speeding is a leading factor in car crashes in Rhode Island and across the country. Excess speed also contributes to more severe injuries in accidents that also involve other forms of negligence.

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More than 10,000 lives were lost in speed-related crashes in a single recent year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors in involved in car accidents and is estimated to be a factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, NHTSA reports. Thousands more suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by speeders.

If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in car accident that involved speeding, an RI car accident lawyer at Marasco & Nesselbush understands the trauma that you are going through and we want to help. We have helped countless clients by utilizing our knowledge and experience to obtain exceptional results for victims of speed-related crashes.

Marasco & Nesselbush is committed to securing just compensation for clients to allow them to move beyond devastating injuries and losses. To request a free, confidential case consultation, call us now or fill out our online contact form.

There are a number of ways speeding can contribute to car accidents. In short, the greater the speed, the greater the likelihood of an accident and the more severe the injuries. Speed reduces the amount of reaction time for a driver. Higher speeds give drivers less time to process information, make a decision about how they are going to react and then execute that action.

When traveling at high speeds, a vehicle can travel the length of a football field in literally a matter of seconds. The time to recover from a mistake or an unseen event becomes a fraction of a second and is not enough for a driver to avoid a collision in many circumstances.

Excess speed can also cause drivers to lose control on curves, when turning or making other maneuvers. Speeding on wet, snowy, icy or otherwise slick surfaces can also cause a vehicle to skid out of control.

It is important to remember that speed limits set the maximum safe speed under ideal conditions. There are many times when it may be unsafe to travel at the speed limit. This is known as “driving too fast for conditions.” When conditions are affected by weather, road work, heavy traffic, low visibility or other factors, a driver could be negligent even though he or she was not breaking the posted speed limit.

Because of the forces associated with speed, these accidents produce some of the most devastating injuries. Speeding is a factor in many accidents that involve fatalities, amputations, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries.

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Our Traffic Accident Lawyer Will Investigate Evidence of Excessive Speed

In many cases, in order to prove that the driver responsible for the accident was speeding, it is necessary for an attorney to perform a thorough and independent investigation of the crash. At Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, we frequently work with investigators, accident reconstructionists and other experts to investigate accidents for evidence of speeding and other forms of negligence.

Skid marks, vehicle damage and other tangible evidence may help establish that speed was a factor in the crash. Some vehicles are equipped with a data recorder similar to the “black boxes” on airliners. In some instances, these black boxes record vehicle speed and other information about how the vehicle was being driven at the time of the crash.

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Our Speeding Accident Lawyer Is Dedicated to Helping Rhode Islanders Hurt by Speeding Drivers

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If your car accident involved another driver’s excess speed, Marasco & Nesselbush can help you get the compensation you need for your losses. We have successfully resolved many cases in which speeding and other types of negligent or reckless driving have permanently altered the lives of innocent people. We are proud to achieve extraordinary legal results for car accident victims.

Marasco & Nesselbush is committed to securing just compensation for clients to allow them to move beyond devastating injuries and losses. To request a free, confidential case consultation, call us now or fill out our online contact form.


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