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Does speeding affect the severity of a car crash?

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2022 | personal injury | 0 comments

If you become involved in a motor vehicle crash at high speeds, you could face hardships that permanently impact your life. In fact, data shows that high-speed traffic collisions are especially likely to result in significant consequences.

In the wake of a speed-related accident, you could have difficulty working, paying medical costs and enjoying different facets of life, such as hobbies. If a driver’s negligence caused you to become seriously hurt, you need to secure as much evidence as you can and hold them answerable.

The impact of speeding

Not only does speeding increase the chances of a traffic accident causing serious injuries, but it also increases the chances of a traffic crash in numerous ways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding increases the chances that a driver will lose control of their vehicle and cause a motor vehicle crash. Moreover, it can take longer for drivers to come to a stop.

When an accident takes place at a high rate of speed, protective equipment designed to keep drivers and passengers safe becomes less effective.

Holding a speeding driver accountable

The NHTSA covers some of the reasons why drivers speed, such as an invalid sense of anonymity behind the wheel, road rage and getting to work on time. However, reckless driving that endangers lives is inexcusable, and if you face challenges because of a driver’s negligence you need to hold them answerable.

Following a crash, gather as much evidence as you can, such as video footage of the accident and eyewitness accounts. As a speeding accident victim, you deserve justice.