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When speeding causes a car accident, victims have choices

Speeding, which is common on Arizona roads, is one of the most common factors in car accidents. At some point, every driver has violated the speed limit, but law enforcement agencies across the country are seeing an increase in drivers who are driving above the speed limit by 15-20 mph. If this type of reckless driving caused your car accident or the the death of a loved one, you may have legal options. 

There are many factors that have contributed to the increase of speed-related accidents and fatalities. It is more common than ever before to have a vehicle that can dramatically exceed top speeds. Movies, video games and television shows glamorize fast driving, and many drivers frequently exceed the speed limit by 10-15 mph with little expectation of repercussions. While these trends are disturbing, victims do have options for legal recourse. Drivers who cause accidents while speeding can be held financially accountable for the damages that they cause. 

Overall numbers of drunk driving fatalities have decreased over the recent years. However, the number of fatal accidents related to speeding have seen little change. Speeding leads to a higher crash risk, higher impact collisions and more serious injuries. Even though there may be an overall societal acceptance of speeding, Arizona victims should not hesitate to explore the possibility of filing civil claims against the speeding drivers who caused their accidents.

When innocent people suffer because of the actions of others, that could be considered grounds for personal injury or wrongful death claims. If you are struggling to pay medical bills or you are mourning the loss of a loved one after a speed-related car accident, you are not alone. You can learn about your options by discussing your situation with a personal injury attorney.

Source: negligentdriving.com, "Speeding", Accessed on March 2, 2015

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