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What role does speed play in car accidents?

An Arizona driver is responsible for the choices he or she makes behind the wheel, especially those that leave others with injuries. Speeding is a common behavior seen on the road, and while driving over the speed limit may seem like a minor infraction, it can have significant negative consequences. Speed can increase the chance of an accident and make it more likely that an accident will result in serious injuries.

The dangers of driving too fast

Driving too fast is not only a violation of local laws, but it is also unnecessarily risky behavior. If a driver is speeding, he or she may experience the following, making it more likely that a crash will occur:

  • It is harder to safely drive around curves.
  • Speed makes it more difficult to stop for hazards.
  • A speeding driver has less time to react to unexpected situations.
  • It may diminish the effectiveness of the safety equipment in the vehicle.
  • Speed may increase the severity of any crash.

If a driver is speeding at the time of the accident, those negatively impacted by this action may have grounds to pursue a civil claim against the responsible party.

The rights of victims

Victims of car accidents caused by speeding drivers have the right to pursue justice through the Arizona civil justice system. After an accident, a driver may benefit from a careful assessment of his or her case in order to understand the specific legal options available. Through a claim, those affected by the reckless or negligent actions of others can seek appropriate compensation for their losses and various damages.

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