Speeding is a dangerous behavior that many people consider to be normal and even acceptable. For example, it may not seem like a big deal to drive over the speed limit if you’re late for work, but a speeding accident can be deadly. Read on to learn more about speeding accidents in Maryland.
How do car accidents occur?
Car accidents can occur for any number of reasons. For example, some accidents are a result of inclement weather, poor road conditions, or faulty car parts. But, the majority of accidents are due to driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drugged driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to follow traffic signs
- Driving while tired or fatigued
- Failure to yield
What makes speeding so dangerous?
Speeding is incredibly dangerous behavior and can lead to:
- Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
- Decreased stopping distance after the driver perceives danger
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries
It is important to know that speeding accounts for about 26% of car accidents in the U.S.
What is the statute of limitations?
If you were involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This is because an accident can lead to damages like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, it is important to file your claim as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Do not let this happen- reach out to an experienced attorney right away to avoid missing any important deadlines.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here for you. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.
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