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Miscalculating the Speeds of Other Vehicles


Accidents on Pennsylvania roads happen for various reasons, and while a range of factors can contribute to a collision, one danger that has led to many injurious incidents is speed miscalculation. Failing to assess the speed of vehicles correctly can result in accidents, causing injury and property damage.

If you have been gathering a slew of accident-related expenses because another driver miscalculated the speed of vehicles around them, have a conversation with a Bucks County personal injury attorney. Legal professionals are available to help you access the financial resources you need to cover your accident-related expenses.

The Consequences of Miscalculating Speed

Accurate assessment of the speed other vehicles are traveling is part of staying safe on Pennsylvania and New Jersey roads and highways. Failing to gauge the speed of surrounding vehicles properly can lead to various dangerous scenarios.

  • Rear-end collisions. When a driver does not assess the speed of the vehicle in front of them effectively it can lead to rear-end collisions, specifically because the trailing vehicle may not have enough time to brake or swerve to avoid the collision.
  • Unsafe lane changes. Failing to estimate the speed of a vehicle in an adjacent lane, or calculating their speed as being far lower than the actual rate of travel, can result in unsafe lane changes, causing sideswipes or accidents when a vehicle merges.
  • Yield and red-light violations. Misjudging the speed of a vehicle at an intersection or while making a turn can lead to right-of-way and red-light violations, contributing to accidents and sideswipe collisions.
  • Inadequate distance. It is well understood that drivers need space to maneuver safely on PA and NJ roadways, and speed miscalculations can lead to tailgating and increased collision risk.

Accidents due to speed assessment errors have led to individuals coping with injuries, property damage, and significant expenses. To avoid accidents caused by miscalculating the speed of other vehicles, leave adequate space between your vehicle and the one in front of you, always signal your intentions with turn signals, approach intersections with caution, and stay focused when behind the wheel.

Attorneys Will Investigate and Negotiate On Your Behalf

As soon as you share details of your accident injury and related expenses with an attorney, they will begin the process of exploring the validity of your claim. Assuming a claim is possible, they will then begin to thoroughly investigate the event, gathering evidence such as witness statements, traffic camera footage, and accident reconstruction reports to determine who was at fault.

With clear evidence in place, your Bucks County family attorney will engage in negotiations with insurance company representatives in order to secure a fair settlement for your injuries and property damage. Recovering from an accident injury can be consuming, but working with a knowledgeable attorney means you can focus on your health and recovery knowing that all legal matters are being handled professionally.

Were you involved in an accident due to a speed miscalculation? The legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand will use their background and expertise to obtain the financial resources you need to cover your accident-related expenses. Call 215-968-6602 to schedule your consultation today.

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