Injuries Caused By Speeding
Each year there are 34 million speeding tickets issued throughout the United States according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sadly, there is a general disregard for the posted speed limit throughout the nation. In fact, an estimated 65 speeding tickets are written each and every minute in the country. These statistics highlight the serious issue of speeding across the U.S.
Speeding is not only one of the most common driving infractions, it happens to be one of the most dangerous. The Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) conducted a 16 year study that produced incredibly telling results regarding the state of driving today. The study estimated approximately 11,000-13,000 annual speeding accidents which result in death. Clearly, speeding is a life-threatening offense and should be treated seriously.
Greg Monforton and Partners has helped accident victims throughout the community for many, many years. During this time, our auto accident barristers have come to understand just what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. Our seasoned team of personal injury lawyers combines legal knowledge and a passion for the law to ensure that our clients are awarded the compensation that they deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a speeding accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Injuries from Speeding Accidents
Speeding injuries certainly range in severity, however, high speed collisions tend to cause some of the most life-threatening injuries, as high speeds directly correlate to more forceful impacts and greater damages. Speeding causes about 1,000 traffic deaths every month in the United States. While some accidents are certainly unavoidable, being aware of the dangers associated with driving over the posted limit will help to put these hazards in perspective for drivers.
An educated driver is always a safer driver. The following are the most common injuries linked to speeding accidents:
- Brain Injury
- Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Broken Bones
- Neck Injury
Highway travel is historically deeply associated with speeding and speeding collisions. As speeds begin to increase, it becomes more and more difficult to control the vehicle and, more importantly, stop the vehicle. Emergency situations that require a sudden stop is make much more dangerous when the motorist exceeds the speed limit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding crash, Greg Monforton and Partners is here for you.
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Causes of Speeding
Drivers speed for a number of different reasons. Each day in the United States there are 93,000 speeding tickets written. While law enforcement does their best to curtail the number of speeders through legal repercussions, far too many drivers continue to speed. Motorists must understand the severity of this traffic violation and the vast impact that speeding has when an accident occurs.
The following are the most typical causes of speeding:
- Driver believes that they are alone on the roadway in which they are travelling along
- Careless and reckless drivers who are unconscious of the posted speed limit
- Motorists who are rushing to get to a destination at a specific time
- Extremely reckless drivers who feel that the rules and regulations of the road do not apply to them
Breaking the law for any reason does not justify the events that follow. All drivers must understand how far-reaching their negligent actions have the potential to be. When a driver chooses to operate their vehicle at speeds above the posted limit, every surrounding vehicle is in great danger of a prospective fatal collision. If you or a loved one has suffered in a speeding crash, Greg Monforton and Partners is prepared to take on your case today.
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Being involved in a motor vehicle collision is incredibly stressful for all of those involved. At Greg Monforton and Partners, we feel strongly that when the negligence of another driver causes harm to an innocent accident victim, this at-fault party must be held responsible for their negligence. From medical bills to lost wages and any additional cost linked to the crash, our personal injury lawyers will fight for your fair compensation.
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