When we get on the road, we have some place to be and we want to get there safely and without interruption. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Because of unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic or car accidents; or because of circumstances you put on yourself such as leaving late to arrive to your destination on time, some drivers feel the need to speed and become frustrated, aggressive drivers. Speeding and aggressive driving are two of the top causes of auto accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced Spokane auto accident attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
Throughout the United States, speeding and aggressive driving are two of the top reasons why auto accidents occur, and the same can be said for Spokane. Aggressive driving is when there are two or more moving violations that can likely endanger people as well as property or when one single violation requires another driver to be defensive. Speeding is considered when you exceed the speed limit or even if you drive too fast for road conditions. Speed-related accidents cost the United States about $40 billion per year and it is usually considered to be a factor in over 30% of all fatal auto accidents, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is because when you are speeding it takes longer to stop your vehicle because speeding slows down your ability to detect dangerous situations. To correlate both speed and aggressive driving, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is often one component of aggressive driving and both contribute to not being able to think as clearly or as fast to determine danger. Because you are putting your life in danger as well as others', whether you are speeding or being an aggressive driver or both, it is important to seek legal advice and representation if you find yourself in an accident because these things can and will be used against you.
Need Legal Advice?
Though there are many reasons why auto accidents occur, speeding and aggressive driving play a huge part in the numbers. These accidents can lead to fatalities and staggering medical costs, amongst other things. Because of the seriousness of this, it is imperative to seek legal advice and representation if you find yourself in this situation. Here at West Law, we will work in your best interest to get you the most favorable result possible. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident contact an experienced auto accident attorney to help you with your case. Contact the West Law Office online or call at 509-993-0748 so that we can help you with your case.
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