One of the most common mistakes that people make while they are behind the wheels of vehicles is exceeding the speed limit. Most if not all of us has either made the conscious decision to speed or we have realized that we were speeding after failing to pay attention for some period of time. Unfortunately, many people think this mistake is relatively harmless. However, the reality of the situation is that speeding is a mistake that creates danger for anyone and everyone who may be nearby at the time.
Below you will find a brief overview of the problems associated with speeding and why those who engage in this conduct create a situation of danger for everyone involved. You will also find information regarding different remedies that could be available to those who have been harmed by speeding drivers. Anyone who has been harmed in this manner needs to obtain the help of experienced San Diego personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
When a motorist exceeds the speed limit even by a relatively small amount, he or she is basically reducing if not removing any margin of error that would otherwise exist relative to other vehicles in the vicinity. When one moves at a faster rate, that driver will not have as much time to make decisions, to take evasive measures if necessary and to otherwise avoid danger. When vehicles are moving at high speeds, every fraction of a second matters enormously.
In addition, when someone is speeding, he or she is moving with a greater degree of force than someone who is not. Therefore, when collisions occur that involve at least one driver who was speeding, the force of impact is higher. This basic reality of physics leads to a much higher probability of serious injuries and fatalities when crashes occur.
When someone is badly injured because of mistakes made by a driver who was speeding at the time, he or she does have legal rights and options available if that person decides to take action. One of the most common responses is to file a California personal injury lawsuit against that driver, as speeding would usually be considered negligent conduct. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that includes compensation for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
However, when someone decides to take legal action, proving that someone was speeding at the time of a crash can be difficult. It can require expert testimony and other evidence that would require legal knowledge and experience to provide. If you or someone you love has been injured because of this common mistake, you need to seek the help of San Diego personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Gilleon Law Firm, APC today to schedule a free initial consultation at www.gilleonlawfirm.com