Baltimore Auto Accident Attorneys Aggressively Represent Victims Injured in Speeding Accidents Involving Reckless Drivers
Increased speed increases risks and injury
Posted speed limits sometimes feel unnecessary or restricting. But driving at unsafe speeds makes severe injuries and death much more likely. In fact, an accident at 50 miles per hour is 20 times more likely to result in a fatality than at 20 miles per hour. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, represent victims of high-speed injuries, and hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions.
The effect of speed on car accidents can be catastrophic
Driving at high speeds increases the risk of accidents, as stopping distances increase and reaction windows narrow. If a driver takes a turn too fast, they won’t have time to react to an obstruction in the road. Likewise, if a speeding driver makes an unexpected lane change or other maneuver, other drivers may not have a chance to get out of their way.
When accidents do happen at high speeds, the damage is often much greater than in other accidents. High-speed accidents greatly increase the risk of:
- Total-loss damage on your automobile
- Vehicles rolling over
- Passengers being ejected through the windshield
- Severe blunt-force trauma injuries
- Fatal injuries
Speed as a factor in accident claims
When you file an injury claim after an accident in the state of Maryland, and the court is determining fault, speed can be a major indicator. Evidence of speeding puts a driver outside the law, putting blame on them for the outcome of the accident.
If both drivers were speeding, however, it can also be determined that both parties are responsible, and due to Maryland’s comparative negligence policies, no one will receive compensation for their claims. As a result, it is important to work with an attorney who can help prove that you were not exceeding local speed limits when fighting to receive damages for your injuries.
Our Baltimore injury law firm can assist with your auto accident claim
Speeding accidents frequently cause more damage and more injury, and the stakes for filing a suit can be much higher. Don’t file a suit on your own; the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, can assist you and represent you in arbitration or in court. Reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve various counties throughout Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. Our firm does not receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.