Speeding: Reckless and Dangerous
Speeding is a fact of life for many people. So few bother with speed limits these days, unless they know they’re a police officer for reckless drivers. As cars get faster, so do their drivers, and more and more people are willing to push the limits of driving. However, speeding is incredibly dangerous.
The faster you go, the less time you have to react to sudden obstacles in your path, sharp turns, or red lights. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a recent year, about 26% of all car accidents involved a speeding driver. That alarming statistics hit home just how devastating speeding can be.
Speeding Accidents and Injuries
When a driver speeds, they limit the amount of time they had to react. If a driver is going 50-mph in a 25-mph road, they won’t be able to handle any sharp turns, stops in traffic, or sudden animal crossings. Speeding drivers must hit their brakes harder and allow for more space to slow down. But by the time a driver even realizes they are in danger or driving aggressively, they will likely be too close to stop in time.
On top of that, a speeding car will cause more damage than a car going to the speed limit. High-speed collisions involve a lot of force. While low-speed collisions may only result in a fender bender, breaking the speed limit can cause a catastrophic accident. Some injuries you could experience after being involved in an accident with a speeding driver include:
- Brain damage
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Crush injuries
- Limb loss or amputations
- Internal bleeding
The truth is, speeding isn’t just dangerous for the driver, but for everyone around them on the road as well. If a driver speeds through a red light or stop sign, doesn’t have enough time to stop for sudden traffic, or loses control of their vehicle and swerves into another car, then the consequences can be devastating.
The Consequences of Speeding
After becoming involved in a high-speed accident, whether it was your fault or not, you will be dealing with the ramifications of the accidents for years to come. The extreme injuries mean that your medical bills will be incredibly high, and your recovery period could last months, or even longer. If your injuries resulted in disabilities, such as severe brain damage or an amputation, then the consequences will last your entire life.
One person deciding that they need to get to their destination as quickly as possible could easily result in you swimming in medical debt, experiencing non-stop pain, and having to adjust your life around a new disability. No one should have to pay for mistakes that weren’t there’s, and yet that might be exactly what happens to you if you are involved in a speeding accident. Thankfully, you may have more options than you realize.
Working with the Best
Following a speeding accident, you may be in a lot of pain, both physically and emotionally, and you may be resigned to living through that pain with little to no help. However, you may be able to hold the speeding driver responsible for the damages they caused. By working with a top-notch Dallas car accident attorney from the Lenahan Law Firm, you can recover the compensation that you are owed. We fight tooth and nail for our client and will do the same for you if we work together. Call our firm at (214) 295-1008 if you want some of the best legal help in Dallas.