While any auto accident can be painful, adding speed almost always increases the injuries. In addition to high medical costs, speeding accidents cause lost wages and sometimes even permanent disability. If you were involved in a speeding accident, you should not have to pay these costs out of your own pocket. The law gives you the right to recover from the speeding driver.
Litster Frost Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. As one of the largest personal injury firms in Idaho, we regularly represent people who were injured in speeding accidents and other auto accidents. To find out what you may be able to recover, contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Why Speeding Matters
Few people in Boise drive the speed limit all of the time, but that doesn’t excuse speeding. Drivers have an obligation to drive safely at all times, and that includes following the speed limit. Despite what some people may think, speeding laws aren’t there to raise ticket money. Nine percent of Idaho’s crashes had speeding as the primary cause and that number increases to ten percent of fatal traffic. Speeding is also a secondary factor in many other crashes.
The bottom line is that if a driver was speeding when an accident occurred, they usually share at least part of the blame for a crash.
Speeding often comes into play when one driver turns in front of another and is hit. Usually, this type of crash would be the fault of the driver who made the turn without making sure they had time to do it safely. However, the speeding driver would take all or some of the fault especially if they were coming around a curve or there were other circumstances where the turning driver couldn’t see how fast they were approaching.