Lawyers For Minnesota Accidents Caused By Speeding
Speeding or driving too fast is a very common cause accidents in Minnesota. Obviously, speeding can cause both an increase in the likelihood of motor vehicle accident, but it also causes an increased stopping distance. When drivers choose to speed, they endanger themselves and their passengers as well as the other drivers they share the road. Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office attorneys represent people injured in Mankato car accident cases caused by speeding drivers.
Minnesota Speeding Laws Protect Drivers
Minnesota Statute 169.14 is in place to protect both the drivers and others on the road. On every road in Minnesota this “basic speed law” controls.
Minn. Stat. 169.14 Duty to drive with due care.
No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. Every driver is responsible for becoming and remaining aware of the actual and potential hazards then existing on the highway and must use due care in operating a vehicle. In every event speed shall be so restricted as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
According to the Minnesota Highway Patrol website, 38% of fatal auto accidents are caused by speeding or excessive speed played a significant role in the accident. There seems to be a relationship between speeding and Drunk Driving, with nearly 1/2 of all drunk driving fatalities in Minnesota having excess speed as a contributing factor to the accident.
Young Men, Speeding And Inexperience Do Not Mix
Unfortunately, the highest demographic in auto fatalities involving driving too fast are young drivers. Young men in particular seem to be leading this category. Young men between 16-23 years of age were speeding in over 31% of all driving deaths. It gets better as the men get older, but still men lead the way in speed related auto accidents causing nearly 24% of the auto fatalities as they get above the age of 35. While there still remain a unfair bias towards women drivers, statistically women drivers of all ages are much less likely to be involved in speed related accidents.
Speeding has other costs besides a speeding ticket
While the exact number is unknown, it has been alleged that in a year alone the cost of speeding, in both increased fuel consumption, property damage as well as injuries caused due to speed related crashes tops nearly $300 Billion per year in the U.S. alone.
Car Accident Attorneys Representing People Who Have Been Injured Due to Speeding Drivers
If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident involving a speeder or someone who was driving too fast, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. At Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office, we understand Minnesota law and the effect a speeding driver has on other drivers and the injury they can cause. .
We will aggressively fight to get you the justice you deserve and are entitled to due to a speeding driver. We invite you to contact our Minnesota car accident lawyers for a free consultation and learn what rights you have. This consultation is always free and there is never an obligation that you hire us.
Call today for your initial consultation: 507-625-5000