Posted On: September 18, 2012 by Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp.

Speeding on Dangerous Road Causes Two Fatal Auto Accidents

Speeding is dangerous! Every year thousands of young adults die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention. When a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit is filed due to the negligence of someone else, the innocent victims and their families may need financial assistance to help pay mounting medical bills or funeral and burial expenses. If this happens, lawsuit funding may be the answer.

Shikellamy High School recently mourned the death of two students from two separate auto accidents. On Friday, four students were traveling to class at SUN Area Technical Institute. As the 16-year-old driver attempted to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, an oncoming vehicle approached. The 16-year-old attempted to steer the Ford Explorer back into his lane, but lost control sending the Explorer off the road before it overturned several times. One passenger died at the scene; three other students were treated at an area hospital.

Three days later, a recent Shikellamy High graduate lost his life when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole and embankment. Police said he was traveling at a high rate of speed while attempting to negotiate a curve in the road.

Teen and young adult drivers have caused more auto accidents than any other age group. They are not only inexperienced, but their immaturity makes them more likely to take risks behind the wheel. A speeding driver, especially and inexperienced one, is less able to negotiate turns and to steer around hazards. The faster a vehicle is going, the longer it will take to slow down or stop. The key to driving safely is not only experience, but responsibility.

The investigations will undoubtedly look into driver negligence as well as whether the roadway was knowingly dangerous. Lawsuits may be filed against the driver of the Friday accident, while a lawsuit in the Monday tragedy may be filed against the county if it is determined that a dangerous road and the lack of warning signs were partially to blame.

Irrelevant of the cause(s) of these fatal auto accidents, it is always difficult to hear about the loss of a loved one. Two families have lost their teens; three others suffered injuries. During this time, the last thing these families need is to be faced with legal and financial issues, but it is important to contact an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights. If a lawsuit is pursued, waiting for a settlement can take a long time, putting a family in financial ruin. Fortunately, lawsuit funding may be an option.

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Young adults need to understand that their carelessness behind the wheel puts them and others at risk. Remind your kids that driving is a privilege and not a right. If your child is not mature enough to handle the responsibility and follow the rules of the road, then he/she should not be behind the wheel.