When does speeding become deadly?

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Most Will County area residents understand the importance of driving safely. But most drivers also engage in risky behavior, including speeding. Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. and results in nearly 10,000 fatal crashes each year. What makes speeding so dangerous?

Consequences of speeding

When a driver is involved in an accident as the result of speeding it often results in serious injuries. The faster a driver is going the less time they have to react to dangers. Speeding can be even more dangerous at night when there is low visibility. There are many dangers drivers face if they are speeding:

  • Increased stopping distance needed if a danger is perceived in the road.
  • Increased risk of rollovers, especially for trucks and SUVs.
  • Greater possibility of loss of control of the vehicle and steering.
  • If an accident occurs, there is a higher probability that it will be serious. There is a greater risk of serious injuries or death.

Legal representation

If a person has been injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine who was at fault. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and get the answers their client deserves as to what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Speeding causes a large number of serious accidents in Will County and across the U.S. each year. It is an entirely preventable driving behavior and those who cause these accidents should be held accountable.