Car Accidents & Driving Over the Speed Limit
The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) reports that speeding is one of the most common reasons behind car accidents across the state. When a driver breaks the speed limit, he / she places the lives of other drivers at stake and increases the likelihood of a serious accident. In a personal injury claim or lawsuit, driving at an unsafe speed may be considered a form of negligence. If your car accident was caused or aggravated by excessive speed, you could be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Pain & Suffering
- Miss Wages
- Non-economic Damages
"Over the Limit" & Weather Conditions
According to California law, a driver cannot exceed the posted speed limit or drive faster than is reasonably safe. In other words, it could be unlawful to drive at the posted speed limit if weather conditions, such as rain or fog, make it unsafe to drive at a normal speed. Failing to take the weather conditions into consideration is a form of negligence.
In the United States, motorists are obligated to drive safely. Any action that is is outside of "normal" behavior or is unsafe may be considered negligent. In order to obtain compensation after a car accident, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent, and that his / her negligence caused your injury. We can help you establish a strong case to increase your chance of full compensation.
Accident Attorneys in South Bay, CA
If you suffered an injury in Southern California, the Layfield Law Firm can help you recover the money you need and deserve. In the past, we have recovered more than $70 million in successful case verdicts and insurance settlements. Let us put this experience to work for you! When you work with our team, you can have peace of mind that a topnotch car accident lawyer is by your side. Contact us to learn more about your legal options with the Layfield Law Firm.