Speeding in South Carolina – Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers

Speeding in South Carolina – Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers Car odometer reads 140mph while motorist speeds recklessly.

Speeding Is a Major Cause of Car Accidents in South Carolina

Speeding is a common reason for traffic accidents and fatalities. In fact, in 2019, speeding caused 9,478 motor vehicle accident fatalities nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In today’s world, multiple jobs, children and home life all make time a precious commodity. So, for some, that means acting recklessly on the road. The problem is this can lead to a tragic outcome for the speeder and others. Let’s examine what happens when rushing takes to the road.

Jeff Morris - Personal Injury Attorney in South Carolina

Jeff Morris offers compassionate help to South Carolina residents who are injured in a traffic accident and to families who lost a loved one due to speeding and other reckless behaviors. He works hard to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve and protects their rights. If you have suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence, call Jeff at (843) 232-0944 or contact him online to schedule a free case review.

Since we work on a contingency basis, you are not required to pay until we win. This makes it easier for a client who may be out of work or in hospital after an accident. 

Dangerous Consequences of Speeding

While speeding is illegal, it is much more than that. The toll it takes on the driver and on others can be astronomical. Here are some examples:

  • Lengthens stopping distances: Depending on the weight of a vehicle, including passengers, the distance the car or truck goes before stopping is easily calculated. However, one factor is missing and that is the speed of the vehicle. Without question, the faster a vehicle is traveling, the longer it will take to come to a full stop. Considering that a vehicle travels the distance of a football field in about five seconds at 55 mph, adding just 10 mph can make a big difference. 
  • Loss of vehicle control: At normal speeds, a driver needs to work hard to ensure their vehicle is fully controlled. When a driver speeds, the chances of losing control are much higher and often the driver loses the battle. Aside from that, the driver who speeds endangers everyone on the road.
  • Enhanced injuries: A speeding vehicle is frequently linked to enhanced injuries and deaths. The impact felt by passengers in another vehicle is a combination of both the speed and weight of the vehicle driven by a reckless driver. This is also true when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle traveling above the speed limit. 
  • Damages due to a fast-moving vehicle: The higher the speed, the greater the impact and consequently more damage occurs.

How an Attorney Can Help

It is essential to prove fault after an accident. If negligence is not proven, the case will not proceed against the driver who caused it. An attorney is able to visit the crash site and investigate the accident. He or she will work to accumulate evidence of negligence or reckless behavior that led to the crash using accident reconstruction techniques. 

The attorney and their investigators will also interview witnesses to the crash and determine if the police report is accurate. Once this data is gathered, the attorney will use their skills to build a robust claim against the at-fault driver or entity. 

Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers in the Myrtle Beach Area

The Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers is well-respected in the Myrtle Beach area by residents and legal experts alike. They put all their energy and legal acumen into making sure you are compensated for the damages you suffered in an accident. Call them at (843) 232-0944, or reach out online to get started.


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