Speed limits on the road balance the need to keep traffic flowing with the need to keep people safe. When drivers exceed posted speed limits, they endanger not only themselves but also others who share the roads, as well as members of the general public who may be walking on sidewalks or spending time in other areas near roadways.
A speeding car or truck that strikes another vehicle can cause a serious accident. A speeding vehicle may hit another motorist and force them off the road or into a barrier. Occupants may suffer severe head, neck, and back injuries, as well as broken bones and deep lacerations, even if they are wearing their seatbelts. If a pedestrian is hit by a speeding vehicle, the resulting injuries can be even more catastrophic.
A Los Angeles exceeding posted speed limits lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. We handle cases in which victims suffered personal injuries in motor vehicle collisions and other types of accidents. Call our office at (800) 794-0444 to determine how we may be able to help you seek justice for your injuries.
California Laws on Speeding
California Vehicle Code § 13200 imposes legal penalties against drivers who exceed posted speed limits to discourage speeding and keep the public safe. A driver who faces a conviction of speeding in California may have his or her driving privileges suspended for 30 days to six months, depending on the number of offenses the driver has.
California Vehicle Code § 22362 makes it illegal to drive faster than the speed limit in an area where highway agency employees are working on the road or close enough to the road that passing vehicles may hit them. Signs may indicate a reduced speed limit in those zones.
A driver who travels at a speed that reaches over 100 miles per hour on a highway may face a fine and suspension of driving privileges, according to California Vehicle Code § 22348. Penalties increase for subsequent offenses. According to California Vehicle Code §13201, a person whose reckless driving causes bodily injury to another person may face suspension of their driver’s license for up to six months.
It is also illegal to participate in or to help others participate in a speed contest on a highway in California. A person who violates this law may face a fine and/or imprisonment, along with community service. In addition, the court may suspend the person’s driving privileges.
Punishments are more severe if the speed contest caused bodily injury to someone other than the driver.
How a Los Angeles Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Seek Justice
Legal penalties may not be enough to stop drivers from speeding, and they will not pay your bills if you suffered an injury in an accident. A Los Angeles exceeding posted speed limits lawyer may help you seek financial compensation.
If your injuries resulted from a driver who was speeding, you may be suffering from intense physical pain. You may need to undergo surgeries and months of physical therapy to return to some semblance of a normal life.
You may also have difficulty returning to work and paying for rent or a mortgage, groceries, credit cards, and other household expenses. Your regular bills combined with an onslaught of medical bills and a sudden loss of income may put you in danger of falling deep into debt or even losing your home. The stress can be emotionally traumatic for the entire family.
A Los Angeles exceeding posted speed limits lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can review the police report related to the accident, all eyewitness statements, and any available video footage from a nearby traffic camera, surveillance camera, or cell phone. That evidence may help us figure out how fast the driver who hit you was traveling at the time of the accident.
If the driver’s reckless and negligent actions caused your injuries, our Los Angeles exceeding posted speed limits lawyers may be able to negotiate a settlement with the individual’s insurance company. If the insurer is not willing to agree to a settlement that we believe is fair to you, we can file a personal injury lawsuit. Our firm handles personal injury cases involving collisions, and we are not afraid to go to trial if needed.
For a free legal consultation with a exceeding posted speed limits accidents lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Consider a Los Angeles Exceeding Posted Speed Limits Lawyer
An accident involving a speeding driver can result in devastating consequences. Even if you are eventually able to go back to work and carry on with your life, you may continue to suffer the physical, financial, and emotional effects of your personal injuries for years or indefinitely.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you. California’s statute of limitations gives victims only two years to file a personal injury action, so the sooner you contact us for your free case evaluation, the sooner we may be able to get started on your case.
You can call our Los Angeles exceeding posted speed limits lawyers anytime at (800) 794-0444 to discuss the accident and the injuries you have suffered. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we are ready to go to work for you. We can explain your legal options and how we may be able to help you seek financial compensation.