Speeding is a driving behavior that is difficult to fully understand. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded that speeding is a contributing factor in roughly one out of every three deadly car crashes. Surveys of the American public show that nearly 90 percent of Americans believe something should be done to reduce speeding on highways.
Illinois has worked to curb speeding by increasing fines to more than $160 for a single infraction. Despite these facts, speeding continues to be a prevalent problem. Any drive on the highway will show that a significant percentage of drivers feel comfortable driving faster than the speed limit. In fact, another NHTSA survey indicated that only 14 percent of drivers considers driving 10 miles an hour over the speed limit to be extremely dangerous.
Call 312-445-9034 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation if you have been injured by a speeding driver. Our Illinois personal injury lawyers can help.
At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, link to attorney profiles page, our lawyers have seen the true cost of speeding. We are committed to representing the victims of car accidents and the families of those who have died in fatal accidents. We have a reputation for providing tough, intelligent representation to help our clients get full and fair compensation for the harm they suffered.
The Impacts Of Speeding
Driving 60 miles per hour forces a person to make hundreds of decisions a minute. The greater the speed, the faster those decisions come. With reduced time to think comes a reduced ability to drive safely. In addition to increasing the likelihood of a collision, speeding increases the severity of an accident. Accidents involving excessive speed are more likely to produce catastrophic injuries or death than other types of accident. Speeders are risking more than a ticket and a fine; they are risking their lives and the lives of their fellow motorists.
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Speeding accidents injure and kill people every day. We believe the victims of those accidents deserve to be compensated for their loss. Contact our Chicago car accident attorneys today by calling 312-445-9034 or by filling out our online contact form. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible scheduling options.