Many motorists in Pennsylvania have at one time or another exceeded posted speed limits. Drivers frequently do this when they are late for appointments or pressed for time, but many people try to avoid driving too fast for fear of being issued tickets. Some of the other reasons that speeding should be avoided include the inherent dangers of traveling too fast, such as:
- Increases distance necessary to come to full stop
- Loss of traction
- More force involved in any collisions
- Reduced control
- Greater likelihood of being involved in an accident
People who are involved in high-speed collisions frequently suffer severe injuries. Bones may be shattered, and catastrophic damage to a person’s brain, skull, or spinal cord can result in an entire lifetime of rehabilitation. Many victims of these accidents are unable to ever work again and may require full-time nursing care for their daily needs.
A driver violates the law when he or she exceeds the speed limit. When a motorist causes an accident by speeding, he or she will be considered negligent. Victims who sustain serious physical injuries or financial damages because of a driver’s negligence can be entitled to monetary damages.
In most cases, the automobile insurance company of the speeding driver will be responsible for providing compensation to the victims. However, insurance adjusters will attempt to find ways to pay less than they have to—or possibly avoid paying anything at all. Oftentimes, they will try to get victims to make recorded statements that can be sued against them later on.
Do not accept any settlement offer or speak to representatives from the negligent driver’s insurance company without first contacting the skilled West Chester auto accident lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our firm collects no fee if we do not obtain financial compensation for the accident victims we serve.
Contact Our PA Personal Injury Lawyers
We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.