Approximately 30% of fatal accidents are the result of speeding.
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014
“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30% of fatal accidents are the result of speeding,” according to the latest article published by The Jones Firm on September 10, 2014.
“This percentage amounts to over 10,000 deaths from accidents involving speeding each year,” they continue. “The costs of damages from speeding accidents amounts to over $4 million per annum.”
Such grim statistics and high stakes should be a sobering thought for any driver. According to the article, auto accidents are more likely to occur when drivers are in a rush, or simply disregard the posted speed limits.
They explain that such behavior reduces the driver’s ability to stop suddenly or respond appropriately to traffic changes around them. This is exacerbated by areas constantly congested by high levels of traffic, such as cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and the surrounding areas.
The Jones Firm provides advice on how to handle erratic or irresponsible drivers that may be present on highways.
To learn more about The Jones Firm or to schedule a free legal consultation with an attorney following an auto accident follow this link to their website: http://www.bellevuetrialattorney.com/
“Keep your distance, and keep your eye on them,” is the gist of their message. They also advise taking such practical steps as avoiding lane changes, sudden stops, or tailgating when driving near a speeding vehicle.
The Jones Firms concludes their article with this reminder — “If you or a family member has been involved in an auto accident due to speeding, you may be entitled to recover damages, such as cost of vehicle repair, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the other driver’s insurance policy.”
About The Jones Firm:
Lead by Dax Jones, J.D., The Jones Firm is a Bellevue-based personal injury law firm, representing clients throughout Washington. The Jones Firm responds to their clients’ needs with a client-focused approach and an unyielding determination to exceed their clients’ expectations.
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