Speeding and Car Accidents
Posted March 1st, 2012 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Auto Accidents.
Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents across the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of all fatal vehicle accidents every year are caused by speeding.
There are several reasons why speeding poses a danger to other drivers on the road:
- It increases your stopping distance
- It increases how far your vehicle travels when reacting to a dangerous situation in front of you, such as a deer on the highway, a car that has stopped short, or a child running into the street without warning
- It reduces the precision with which you can maneuver around curves
Speeding has also been associated with other risky driving behaviors. Data has shown that drivers who regularly speed are also less likely to wear a seat belt, increasing the chances of getting seriously injured in the event of a car accident. There has also been a correlation between speeding and the likelihood of driving under the influence, which compounds the dangers to others on the road.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Anthony Carbone has been fighting for the rights of New Jersey car accident victims for more than 20 years. He works with a team of accident reconstruction specialists to conclusively prove fault in your case. Mr. Carbone has the skills and experience needed to battle the insurance companies, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Anthony Carbone serves clients in Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey.