Our Sacramento Law Firm can help you recover compensation from a driver who caused an accident due to speeding.
Responsible drivers understand that speed limits are in place to help protect drivers from the serious harm that may be caused by a high-speed auto accident. If you have recently been injured in a collision involving excessive speed, the law offices of Zappettini and Bradley can help. It is common for injuries sustained in excessive-speed accidents to be severe and debilitating – often resulting in extended hospital stays, expensive medical bills, and long-term medical care.
Our team of experienced car accident lawyers will aid you in seeking compensation for those financial losses in addition to the pain and suffering you are now experiencing.
The Dangers of Speeding
It is a matter of basic physics – force = (mass) x (velocity). The faster a vehicle is travelling, the more distance it requires to stop, and there is less time for a driver to react to a hazard. Many drivers selectively ignore this fundamental law of nature. This tendency, when coupled with the increased amount of force a speeding car creates, typically results in injuries that are more severe than in other types of car accidents. Broken bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injury are all associated with high speed car crashes.
The injuries that you are now suffering from your car accident were most likely exacerbated due to the increased speed of the negligent driver.
Our attorneys have the expertise and resources to reconstruct the accident and show how the speeding car led to the severity of your injuries.
How Speed Limits are Determined
Traffic engineers put a lot of time and energy into placing speed limits for good reason. Excessively driving over them is reckless, but even driving 5 miles per hour over the speed limit could be dangerous to other drivers. Curves and hills that cause blind spots are taken under careful consideration when determining the speed limit as well as the traffic patterns and nearby shopping centers or schools.
The speed limit is in place because the engineers who designed the road know how much time a driver will need to react if there is a sudden obstruction in the road in front of them or if a child were to inadvertently step out into the road. When a driver disobeys these limits they are putting everyone else (and themselves) on the road at serious risk of injury or death.
Even low speed accidents have the ability to cause long lasting medical problems for an victim. One of the most common of these types of accidents is the low speed rear-end collisions that occur at traffic lights or stop signs. Even if there is only minimal damage to your vehicle from the crash, you could still suffer from whiplash, or other lasting physical injuries
The Law Offices of Zappettini and Bradley will help you recover all possible damages from a whiplash injury or any other injury that occurs from this type of low speed collision.
Sacramento Whiplash Attorneys
Whiplash is a type of cervical spine or neck injury that occurs from the sudden jolting of your head forward and then backwards when your vehicle is struck from behind. The muscles and tendons stretch past their normal range and can cause sharp pains in the area. Severe headaches and back pain are often secondary symptoms of whiplash and the only treatment for that is pain management and time.
It is vital that you see a doctor immediately following an accident that involved speeding, no matter how insignificant your pain may seem initially. Whiplash injuries can take days to present any symptoms, giving the defense cause to argue that it is not a result of the car accident. As they often linger, painful whiplash symptoms may stay with an accident victim for months, requiring frequent therapy and pain management medications.
Sacramento Car Accident Law Firm
Our firm recognizes both the major and minor injuries that are the result of speeding car accidents and can assist in recovering your rightful damages in both scenarios. Call us today to set up an appointment at (916) 457-5022 or fill out our online contact form.