Speeding and Auto Accidents in New York | What to Know

Each year, speeding causes thousands of auto accident fatalities and injuries. If you or a loved one are in this unfortunate situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our Buffalo auto accident lawyer. Our legal team is prepared to help you navigate through each step of the claims process and obtain the compensation you need to move forward. Give us a call today to get started.

How does speeding cause auto accidents?

Speeding plays a big role in traffic deaths and injuries. This is because extreme speeding decreases the amount of time the driver has to respond in a dangerous situation to evade a crash, increases vehicle stopping distance, and reduces the ability of road safety structures (such as guardrails, impact attenuators, crash cushions, median dividers, and concrete barriers) to protect drivers in a collision.

In 2019, speeding was seen to be a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day. The total number of fatal motor-vehicle crashes related to speeding was 8,544. A crash is considered speeding-related if the driver was arrested with a speeding-related offense or if racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was suggested as a contributing element in the crash.

The percentage of speeding-related deaths has steadily declined. In 2010, 32% of traffic fatalities were speeding-related, in relation to 26% today.

How long do I have to file a claim?

If you were hurt in an auto accident as a result of a speeding driver, you may want to assess your legal choices. It is necessary to note that you will need to act fast. This is because of a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of the accident. In the event that you fail to file within three years, it will likely mean that you will lose the chance to file this claim entirely, therefore causing you to miss out on recovering the compensation you need to move on.

As a result, it is critical that you reach out to our firm today to help you through this process during such a stressful time. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you have the legal and emotional support you need each step of the way. Contact our Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer today. Our legal team is on your side.

Contact Our Experienced New York Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury in New York, look no further than Ramos & Ramos. Whether you were injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or under any other circumstances, our firm is on your side. To learn more about our team and how we can assist you, contact us today.