How Does Speeding Contribute to Auto Accidents in Maryland?

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Unfortunately, speeding is the cause of many auto accidents in Maryland. If you were injured in one, you will need to retain the services of an experienced skilled St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer. Our legal team is on your side.

How does speeding cause auto accidents?

It is critical to realize that speeding plays a large role in traffic deaths and injuries. This is because excessive speeding reduces the amount of time the driver has to react in a dangerous situation to avoid a crash, increases vehicle stopping distance, and reduces the ability of road safety structures (such as guardrails, impact attenuators, crash cushions, median dividers, and concrete barriers) to protect drivers in a collision.

In 2019, speeding was found to be a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day. The entire number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes related to speeding was 8,544. A crash is referred to as speeding-related if the driver was arrested with a speeding-related offense or if racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was suggested as a contributing element in the crash.

The percentage of speeding-related deaths has steadily declined. In 2010, 32% of traffic fatalities were speeding-related, in relation to 26% today.

How long do I have to file a claim?

If you were injured in an auto accident as a result of a speeding driver, you may want to consider your legal options. It is important to recognize that it is critical to act fast. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of the accident. In the event that you fail to file within three years, it will likely mean that you will lose the chance to file this claim entirely, thus losing the ability to obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

Because of this, you will want to reach out to our firm today to help you through this process during such a burdensome time. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you have the legal and emotional support you need each step of the way. Contact our Leonardtown personal injury lawyer today. We are only one call away.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.