High Speed Accidents
When cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles are traveling at high speeds, a crash can be deadly. A vehicle that is moving at a high velocity (high speed) has a higher level kinetic energy, and as the velocity increases the kinetic energy increases exponentially. Put simply, this means that if you are driving at 25 miles per hour and double your speed to reach 50mph, the kinetic energy of your vehicle increases fourfold. Should a crash occur at a high rate of speed, the g-forces on the vehicle and its occupants upon impact can lead to catastrophic injuries.
While most people associate speeding related accidents with motorists who are traveling above the speed limit, speeding accidents can also occur when a driver is operating within the posted limit but is driving too fast for road or weather conditions. For instance, you have probably seen many drivers on I-95 who continue to travel at 65mph (the posted limit on certain portions of the interstate) even during West Palm Beach’s most severe rain storms. While these drivers may technically be driving at or under the speed limit, they are driving far too fast for poor visibility and rain-slick conditions.
Speed related car crashes are also often tied to motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Because drugs and alcohol impair judgment, people who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs are likely to engage in risky driving behaviors such as speeding. Drunk and drug-impaired driving can lead to catastrophic speeding accidents because alcohol and drugs slow down the driver’s ability to react to sudden obstacles or changes in the road.Speeding Accident Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents caused by a speeding motorist can result in very serious and painful injuries, including.
- Head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Wrongful Death
When a driver’s negligence and disregard for the safety of others is to blame for an accident, victims have the legal right to seek fair compensation for their losses and damages. Hollander Law Firm has over 25 years of experience helping car accident victims and their families get the justice they deserve. We know that these types of car accidents are preventable and are committed to holding drivers who choose to speed fully accountable for their actions.West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer Helping Speeding Victims in South Florida
Dealing with the aftermath of a speed-related car accident can be particularly difficult. You may be in tremendous pain and are probably wondering how you are going to pay for the medical care you need to recover from your injuries. Hollander Law Firm understands the challenges you are facing, and we will guide you through the process of recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings and other expenses. You can reach a West Palm Beach car accident attorney today by calling 888-751-7770. Our personal injury law firm offers three convenient office locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL.