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Speeding Continues to be a Leading Cause of Auto Accidents

By Robert L. Froerer on October 13, 2015

Car damaged by an auto accidentAs a combined result of poor road conditions, reckless or negligent driving decisions, and inexperience, car accidents happen every day. Although car accidents are, unfortunately, frequent occurrences, that doesn’t diminish the traumatic impact they can have on those who are involved in the collision. Car accidents often cause severe damage to people and property and can be very costly emotionally, physically, and financially. One of the most common causes of car accidents is speeding. Auto accidents involving speeding are a regular problem in Ogden, UT, and victims of these accidents don’t always get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys at Froerer & Miles work with these victims to ensure that they are fairly compensated for the damages suffered.

The Dangerous Facts of Speeding

Most people live life in a hurry, seeming to be constantly racing from one appointment to the next. As a result, speeding has become second nature for many. In fact, most people do not even look at speeding as a big deal. However, speed limits are set for a reason, and the victims of auto accidents that have been caused by speeding could easily tell you just how dangerous speeding can be. Below are some of the facts regarding the dangers of speeding:

  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speeding accounts for almost a third of all traffic accidents
  • Data shows that over 10,000 deaths a year are caused by speed-related crashes
  • Speeding greatly reduces a driver’s reaction time
  • Speeding inhibits visibility and control around curves
  • Accident injuries are likely to be greater when speeding is involved
  • Speeding occurs more frequently on surface streets, with only 12 percent of fatalities in speed-related crashes taking place on Interstate highways

Potential Damages

Fatalities are, unfortunately, a real risk of speed-related car accidents. However, serious personal injury is also a common problem. Car accidents may cause a variety of injuries, varying from minor to traumatic. Below are some of the injuries that may be suffered by someone involved in a speed-related car accident:

  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injury
  • Head injury or concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury

In any of these cases, victims are likely to experience a great deal of emotional and physical pain. In addition, these injuries are likely to result in significant financial hardships, which may include lost wages, hospital bills, and ongoing medical care.

The Advantage of Legal Representation

Auto accidents can be complicated, and in some cases it is necessary to fight to show that another driver was responsible for the car accident. However, even when culpability is established, many insurance companies will try to minimize the claim. By working with experienced auto accident attorneys, such as those at Froerer & Miles, you can ensure that your rights will be protected. Our attorneys will fight for maximum compensation so that our clients receive the full settlement to which they are entitled following a speed-related auto accident.

Schedule an Appointment

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, professional legal counsel can be highly beneficial. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and find out how we can help to protect your legal rights. We look forward to meeting you.

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