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Speeding puts lives at risk

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2022 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Many ask why the crash occurred in the days after a car accident. Sadly, many common reasons repeated themselves, as intoxicated and distracted driving continue to claim lives. Speeding also kills many people on Texas roads. Even though many people realize that speeding is incredibly dangerous, they deliberately drive above posted limits. Such behavior could cause an accident and lead to a lawsuit.

Statistics and dangers associated with speeding

The numbers surrounding speeding-related collisions are grim. In 2020, 29% of all traffic deaths across the country involved speeding, with more than 10,000 fatalities. Some drivers may take to the roads and race at high speeds, not realizing the dangers. Others may drive above posted limits, but this common moving violation sometimes leads to terrible outcomes.

Speeding might cause perception problems while driving. Simply put, the driver may go too fast to comprehend the environment fully. A driver might not see a stalled vehicle or a pedestrian crossing the street until it is too late. That brings up another issue: the inability to react in time.

Things could worsen when a driver is under the influence. A severely intoxicated person might purposely drive way too fast for road conditions. Sometimes, the driver may speed away from police when a patrol car attempts to pull the driver over.

Collisions and compensation

Not every speeding-related accident ends with someone’s death, but victims of car accidents could suffer catastrophic injuries, including ones inflicted on the spine or brain. Even less severe injuries may leave people missing work and paying medical bills after car accidents.

A personal injury lawsuit could help those interested in recovering their losses. In many cases, negotiating a settlement with an auto insurance company may lead to a fair conclusion.