Many drivers still think a speed limit is a guideline or a suggestion. It’s not. Speed limits are the law. A wrong understanding can lead to aggressive driving and increase the risk for collisions with serious injuries and fatalities. Many serious and fatal accidents could be avoided if drivers obeyed posted speed limits. Speed, in fact, is almost always the determining factor in how serious an accident is and how severe the injuries are. A Fresno car accident attorney can help.

It’s simple; if vehicles are moving at higher speeds, injuries are going to be more serious. Speeding is negligence, and when you’re injured by a negligent driver in California, you have the right to recover damages for your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury. But first, you’ll need to get legal help immediately from an experienced auto collision attorney.


The top legal speed limit in California is 70 miles per hour: a reasonable speed if caution is maintained. Vehicles moving at higher speeds are more difficult to stop; a driver who is speeding will need additional time for braking. Whether the vehicle is a car, van, bus, or truck, excessive speed can result in a steering failure, a blowout, an engine failure, or a brake failure. Once a driver loses control of a vehicle, no one is safe, and high-speed accidents are always more likely to be fatal.


If you have been injured in central California by a negligent, aggressive, or speeding driver, speak at once with a skilled auto collision attorney at the law firm of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian. We work relentlessly to win the financial compensation you deserve, and we try to make the legal process as simple for you as possible. If you’ve been injured in a high-speed crash by a driver in the San Joaquin Valley, take the first step toward justice, and speak to an experienced Fresno auto collision attorney immediately.

Our auto collision attorneys maintain flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs, and we return every call promptly. Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian serves clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. Our staff speaks Spanish and French, so don’t let a language barrier keep you from the legal help you need. Call us today at 559-277-7300 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.