Speeding is costly. It could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fines, attorney’s fees and increased auto insurance rates. It could also cost you your driving privileges. Get convicted of reckless driving and it could cost you years or even decades behind bars. Get in an accident and it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages and car repair bills. Furthermore, it could even cost you your life. That’s why you need to be aware of the many dangers of speeding.
At the Law Offices of Marc J. Shuman & Associates. Ltd., we’ve witnessed first-hand the dangers of speeding. We’ve seen families torn apart after losing a loved one. Plus, we’ve watched countless clients recover from devastating injuries. We’ve represented people whose lives were ruined by one poor choice. We’ve seen all sides of the equation—the regret of the guilty parties and the pain of their innocent victims.
No one thinks it will happen to them and yet every year a quarter of all accidents involve speeding. Every time you drive above the speed limit, every time you drive faster than conditions permit, the likelihood of an accident goes up. Every accident brings with it the potential for serious injury and death. The few minutes you might save—the brief thrill of acceleration—hardly makes up for the risks. Therefore, the next time you’re rushed or feeling heavy-footed, remember the consequences and slow down.
Take a look at our latest infographic to learn about the many dangers of speeding.