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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Car Accident Due to Speeding Occurs

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Car Accident Due to Speeding Occurs

Every time you see a car commercial on T.V., you’re blown away by the speedy vehicles, the electronic dance music, and the attractive driver, drifting seamlessly on the open roads. However, there is something very wrong with this picture and with the reality that speed sells. Why are we so attracted to speed? Speed is dangerous, criminal, cool, alluring, and adrenaline-filled. Who doesn’t want to test drive a new Ferrari, speeding and maneuvering through the rows of cars on the highway. Speed limits are posted for a reason, but driving a fast car, open roads, or boredom seem to be “legitimate” excuses to break the limit.

 

The reality of this delusion is that, though attractive, speed kills. If a car is moving at excessive speeds, the driver’s reaction time will be slower, and the car becomes harder to control. If a vehicle is to crash near 200 km/h the chance that you would survive the car accident is minimal. Thankfully, with today's technology, we are finding new ways to control the speed of the vehicles on the road, without hiring officers to monitor every stop or intersection.

 

Technology to Monitor Speeding

 

Technology used to control speeding was already budding in the 1920s with the invention of the pneumatic road tube. The tubes are still used today and measure the passage of vehicles on the roads. However, video, infrared, radar, and lasers are now being used to record the movement of traffic, without impacting the roadways directly. In the future, sensor technology is likely to advance providing more accurate readings on the roads.

 

Photo-radar has also become the solution to the speed problem on highways. Instead of having police at every intersection and stop light, recording the speed of each vehicle, cameras are used to identify vehicles that are speeding. Signs mark intersections with monitoring cameras, deterring the speeders from running red lights and from getting into serious car accidents.

 

Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

 

Although technology is progressing and we are doing all we can to slow down speeders, serious accidents continue to happen because of drivers breaking the speed limit. A Toronto personal injury lawyer will represent you after an unfortunate accident takes place, and will provide you with their expertise, guiding you every step of the way. You deserve compensation for another driver’s careless driving decisions and actions, and a Toronto personal injury lawyer will fight for your case, while dealing with the insurance company directly. There is work that goes into negotiating an insurance settlement, but a personal injury lawyer will ensure that they take this burden off of your plate.

 

Book an appointment with a personal injury lawyer at Sokoloff today, and ask us any questions about our law background or your case.

 

Sources:

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/traffic-safety/higher-speeds-drive-traffic-deaths

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/millennium/00052.pdf

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/auto-accident/attorney-car-accident-case.html