Driving faster than the speed limit
Driving at high speed causes serious accidents and even deaths. Many drivers know that speeding on the road is extremely dangerous and deadly. However, they drive faster than they should and put themselves at risk. To prevent these tragic events, drivers must pay attention to their driving speed.
Speed limits are enforced to maintain safety on the roads. If a driver exceeds this limit, it becomes a civil offense that may result in fines. The only way to ensure safety is to drive at or below a specific speed limit. Driving above the speed limit has dire consequences including charges against the individual driving.
What happens if you crash at high speed?
Have you ever wondered if there’s a difference between auto accidents that occur at low speeds versus high speeds? The forces generated by a collision at high speed significantly exceed those caused by low-speed collisions. High-speed auto accidents not only account for a larger proportion of severe and catastrophic injuries, but they also often result in fatalities. As a result of high-speed collisions, victims may experience trauma and injuries such as:
Concussion and traumatic brain injuries
Victims involved in high-speed collisions may be more likely to sustain brain injuries because their heads whip back and forth in the crash. They may suffer a concussion or a moderate or severe TBI. Traumatic brain injury affects how the brain functions and can also affect one’s day-to-day life.
A concussion is a type of mild brain injury. Severe head injury may cause loss of consciousness, weakness, taste, vision, or smell problems, and seizures. Head injuries, especially if severe enough to cause loss of consciousness, may be life-threatening.
The most common injury in an auto accident is injuries involving the face. Facial injuries are caused by contact with broken glasses, a dashboard, and flying pieces of glass after an accident.
The most common facial injuries after an auto crash include a broken nose, eye injuries, and facial lacerations. The degree of harm depends on the severity of the impact and the location where the face makes contact with hard or sharp objects.
Internal organ injuries
Speed can kill, literally. While most injuries caused by crashing your car while driving at high speeds are pretty obvious, internal organ damage can be hard to spot.
In the event of a sudden collision where your body is flung around at high speeds, there is a high likelihood of bruising internal organs. Our organs are usually well protected by our rib cages, but they are prone to danger when they’re being jolted at high speed. This could cause them to rupture and tear.
Internal organ damage could be life-threatening for those with this type of injury. If you’ve been in an accident, you must seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Auto accidents often cause fractures in the human body, and speed is largely a factor in this. Suffering from an impact that is sudden and forceful can quickly translate into you suffering from severe bone fractures. Bone injuries may mean you must stop work or do less strenuous activities.
If the break is more severe, it could require surgery. Although broken bones are not life-threatening injuries, you should still get to a doctor as soon as possible.
You need an auto accident lawyer to handle your speeding accident case.
Being involved in a car accident is an emotionally and financially devastating experience. When a driver speeds, the results are even more tragic. If you’ve been injured because of another person’s negligence or distracted driving, it’s important to understand your options. We at Lionsgate Law Group will fight for your rights by taking action against the speeding driver involved in your accident so you can be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their actions.
It’s crucial to have a team on your side that understands the law and will work hard to protect your legal rights. Call us at 800-454-5299 for your free consultation today.