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Speeding Accidents

Maryland Speeding-Related Car Accident Lawyers

Speeding Statistics in Maryland

100,000 people receive speeding tickets everyday in America, and one in six drivers receive speeding tickets every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about a third of fatal car crashes involve at least one of the drivers speeding and in October 2010, Maryland began to use speed cameras to fine anyone driving over 12 mph over the speed limit in school zones and work zones.

The Science of Speeding

The faster you are going, the less time you have to react because you are covering distances at a greater speed. The normal time it takes someone to react to something on the road is .75 – 1.5 seconds. If you are going 50 mph, you will cover 83 feet before you react. That number doesn’t include braking distance. It only shows reaction time. The faster you go, the more distance you will need to avoid a crash. If you are going 70 mph you will need 115 feet to react. That’s seven car lengths before you even have time to react. In other words, when on a highway it becomes crucial to your safety to leave a sufficient space between you and the car ahead and to not exceed the speed limit. Your reaction time becomes even worse when there is limited visibility at night or during adverse weather conditions.

Where Does Speeding Get You?

It feels like you are getting somewhere faster, but how much faster? In stop-and-go city driving, speeding only gets you more time to wait at a stop light, but what about the highway? If you are traveling at 80 mph on the highway, the difference between going 65 mph and 80 mph over a 50-mile period is 8.7 minutes. Is saving eight minutes worth the risk?

The Damages

A 60-mph collision is going to do more damage than a 5-mph fender bender. Therefore, as your speed increases, so does the potential damage that may come if you are in an accident. Victims of a high-speed crash may suffer personal injuries, catastrophic injuries, or even death. Always leave space and always wear your seatbelt.

If you are involved in a speeding collision, you may need to hire an automobile crash attorney. Sometimes an insurance company may offer a settlement that is less than the damage incurred. A Maryland speeding traffic collision lawyer can help negotiate with the insurance company. The lawyers at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC can help you prove who was liable for the collision. If you were injured in the crash, seek medical attention immediately and make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies may offer payment for your car repairs but refuse to cover your medical expenses or other bills you may be facing as a result of the crash.

Alpert Schreyer Poe: Top-Rated Law Firm

The Maryland car accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer Poe have decades of experience in serving the greater Maryland area.

Contact us at (301) 812-4777 for a free case evaluation and to find out how we can help with your auto collision claim.

Our Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Recover
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

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    “From start to successful completion, I felt as though you were accessible and knowledgeable about every aspect of the process and singularly instrumental in the positive result.”

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    “We will recommend your firm to anyone who is seeking legal representation. Thank You.”

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Our victories

Real Results, Real Recoveries
  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
  • $2,000,000 Collision with Commercial Vehicle
  • $1.8 Million Car Accident Verdict
  • $1.7 Million Car Accident Verdict
  • $1,200,000 September 11 Attack in Pentagon, Arlington Virginia
  • $1,100,000 Collision with Underinsured Driver
  • $1,100,000 Drowning Settlement
  • $1,100,000 Hydraulic Lift Failure
  • $1,000,000 Wrongful Death Insurance Coverage
  • $800,000 Tow Truck Crash in Waldorf

Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.