Speeding is one of the biggest killers on the road. No matter how many different slogans tell us to “slow down” and no matter how many fines are implanted by the governing bodies, there will always be people who are in a rush on the road and driving too fast. Speeding is considered negligent driving and can lead to serious and fatal car accidents. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to discuss your options for compensation as well as justice.
Ignoring the Traffic Signs
Speeding is considered a traffic violation and can come with serious consequences for the driver including hefty fines, license revocation and, in some instances, a jail sentence. If someone you love has been killed due to a speeding accident, then the driver may be looking at a vehicular manslaughter charge. Seeing the driver in prison or paying a fine may provide some justice but it does not make up for the personal suffering of the victim. This is where McEwen & Kestner, PLLC comes in. We can ensure that you are financially compensated for the trauma and stress caused by a speeding accident.
Minnesota Speed Limit Law
In 2009, speed contributed to 28% of Minnesota’s fatal accidents. Under Subdivision 1 Duty to Drive with Due Care, anyone on the road must obey the following statute:
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.
In addition to car crashes and collisions caused by speeding, our attorneys also represent clients who have been injured due to speeding while boating and speeding on a motorcycle. Speeding accidents are not only common on the highways – they can happen anywhere. Furthermore, speeding accidents take the lives of those on bicycles, motorcycles, trains and even those who are simply walking the street.
Experienced Auto Accident Attorney
Our firm handles all injuries sustained through a speeding accident including:
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage and internal injuries
- Permanent disability
- Fractures and broken bones
In addition to the physical damage speeding can cause, you may also be facing emotional and financial suffering as well. We will work to ensure that you are fully compensated for any medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and therapy, pain and suffering and other applicable damages caused by a speeding accident.
Let us help you get back on your feet after a speeding accident. Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.