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Car Accidents Caused by Speeding

Houston Law Firm for a Car Accident Caused by Speeding

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You will see it everyday in Houston.

Drivers speeding to get to where they are going.

Weaving in and out of traffic, trying to get ahead.

At Michael P. Fleming & Associates our car accident lawyers handle many cases where speeding was the cause of an accident. On crash reports it is noted as “Failure to Control Speed.”

These accidents can take on many forms:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents

Speeding and running red lights cause accidents in intersections and racing can cause accidents on highways or major roads.

It is a major problem on Houston roadways and is often cited as a primary cause of motor vehicle accidents. Thirty percent of motor vehicle crash deaths across the nation in 2012 involved speed. Every day, people are seriously injured or killed by careless drivers exceeding the posted speed limits.

This type of accident is completely preventable. Car accidents caused by speeding drivers can be horrific and result in serious injury. If you have been injured in an accident you need to contact a car accident lawyer who can fight for you and the compensation your deserve.

Houston Roads More Dangerous Because of Speeding

Studies in Texas have shown that for every slight increase in speed, there is an exponential increase in the likelihood and severity of a resulting accident.  Speeding is more dangerous today than ever before because so many distracted drivers are on the Houston roads – both the speeders and other drivers.

Following an accident, it is now possible to download data from a car’s “black box” which, similar to an airplane, measures the speed, deceleration and other factors in the milliseconds leading up to an accident.  Almost 90% of the cars on the road today have this technology and it can be used to assign blame in an accident when one driver has caused the accident by speeding.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a automobile wreck caused by a speeding or otherwise negligent driver, you need the services of an attorney experienced in personal injury trial law. The Houston attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates have skills to recover your damages for personal injury including pain and suffering, lost income, physical disfigurement, and more.  Contact former Harris County Attorney Michael P. Fleming now for a free no-obligation consultation 713-221-6800.