Des Moines Excessive Speed Attorneys
Over one third of motor vehicle accidents are caused by drivers who drive over the speed limit. With every mile per hour a driver goes over the speed limit, the risk of causing an accident is greatly increased. Just like all drivers on the road, buses are legally required to drive at a responsible speed. The failure of a bus driver to follow posted speed limits and drive responsibly can have devastating consequences.
Bus drivers should be held responsible for any pain and suffering they cause. If you have been harmed in an accident with a bus driving at excessive speeds, you may be entitled to compensation. The Des Moines excessive speed attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you investigate the cause of your accident and help you understand your legal options and rights. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600.
The Dangers of Speeding Buses
Bus drivers who drive over the speed limit are endangering others no matter where they are driving or what the posted speed limit may be. On city streets, they may not be able to brake in time to respond to a pedestrian in the road or a vehicle that turns around a corner unexpectedly. On highways, any accident that occurs will be serious, as the speed of the vehicles will increase the force at which they collide. In addition, speeding amplifies existing risks, such as
- Longer braking time on buses
- Unsafe road conditions
- Sharp turns
- Driving in traffic
The effects of bus accidents can be serious and scary. Without seat belts on buses, the likelihood of injury is greatly increased, and due to the large numbers of passengers, many people may be at risk. Speeding bus drivers need to be held responsible for their reckless actions and for any harm they bring to innocent passengers or other motorists.
The Des Moines bus accident attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. would like to help you fight for the compensation you deserve following a bus accident. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600 for a free consultation.