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The impact of high-speed traffic crashes

On Behalf of | Nov 24, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Motor vehicle crashes of any kind have the potential to cause serious damage, but if you were involved in a high-speed collision you are especially likely to face a long road to recovery. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding-related crashes claimed the lives of more than 9,300 people during 2018. Moreover, speeding played a role in 26% of all deadly motor vehicle collisions during 2017. 

Aside from the loss of life, speeding also causes many people to sustain debilitating injuries. 

Taking a look at the consequences of speeding

When motor vehicle collisions occur due to high speeds, those involved in the crash are especially likely to sustain a debilitating injury due to the massive impact of the crash. Moreover, motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists are especially vulnerable when they are struck by a vehicle that is traveling very fast. Even though many drivers recognize that speeding is very dangerous, not to mention against the law, there are a host of reasons why drivers ignore speed limits and go too fast (such as running late or road rage). 

Taking a look at your recovery after a car crash

High-speed accidents are often very hard for victims to recover from, whether they cannot walk or they are dealing with high levels of pain and financial problems due to the wreck. You need to focus on all facets of your recovery if you were involved in a crash and if another driver was traveling too fast, you need to take this factor into account if you decide to file a lawsuit.