Speeding is one of the most common causes of Massachusetts car accidents. Speeding occurs when a motorist drives over the posted speed limit or drives too fast for the weather or road conditions. Massachusetts speeding collisions often result in serious and potentially fatal injuries due to the significant forces involved went the cars collide. The faster a car is traveling, the more force it creates upon impact. Additionally, speeding drivers have less time to prevent a crash when they are traveling at accelerated rates.
For instance, recently, a Boston news source reported that the District Attorney identified the teen who died in a speeding accident. When officers arrived at the accident scene, they discovered a mangled car wrapped around a pole. Emergency personnel transported a young girl to a local hospital, and an 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle was split in two, and the utility pole cracked, causing a power disruption for several hours. Given the vehicle’s state, local mechanics estimated that the car was likely traveling over 100mph at the time of the accident. Local residents explained that despite the stoplights, people often speed down the stretch of roadway where the accident occurred.
There are many reasons drivers speed; however, these individuals should be held liable for their actions despite the reasons. Drivers often speed because they do not pay attention to posted speed limits or are otherwise distracted. Further, drivers may speed when they are engaged in road rage or emotional situations. Drivers also speed when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Drivers who speed may face criminal and civil charges, depending on the circumstances of the accident. The negligent motorist may face civil lawsuits, fines, citations, license suspension, and incarceration. The legal system takes these accidents seriously because they may result in severe physical and property damage. These accidents can result in broken bones, organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord dysfunction, paralysis, and death.
Injury victims and their families can recover damages for their economic and non-economic losses. These losses may include the medical expenses they incurred, in addition, to future medical costs, psychological treatment, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and benefits, property damage, loss of companionship and support, and funeral and burial expenses.
Have You Suffered Injuries Because of a Speeding Motorist?
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries because of a negligent driver, contact the Neumann Law Group for assistance. Our office attorneys are committed to justice and proudly represent accident victims in their claims for damages against negligent parties. We provide clients with compassion, respect, and fierce advocacy on their behalf. Our office handles Massachusetts car accident cases, as well as others involving truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, and wrongful death. We have successfully represented clients in the most challenging cases, helping our clients pursue the damages they deserve. Contact our office at 800-525-6386 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney at our law firm.