“Speed Kills” is a common phrase you hear when talking about car accidents. This is especially true when talking to Teen and Inexperienced Drivers. The faster a vehicle is going, the more likely it is to be in a crash. At the same time, the faster a vehicle is going, the higher the chance that there will be a serious, if not fatal, injury.
Highway Accidents almost always involve high speeds. Even a vehicle traveling at 65 miles per hour has much less time to react when compared to someone driving in a neighborhood at 25 miles per hour. Reaction time is even less when a driver is speeding. When reaction time is reduced, crashes that otherwise wouldn’t have happened occur because the driver does not have enough time to react and stop before the cars collide.
Whether it’s a single car accident or a multi-car pile up, speed is almost always a factor. For example, a vehicle swerving in and out of traffic at 90 miles per hour can cause the driver to suddenly lose control and cause the vehicle to go flying off the highway or into a guard rail. Similarly, a speeding driver that comes up on light traffic may not have enough time to stop.Highway Traffic Accidents
One of the most common times that car crashes occur on the highway is when traffic comes to a sudden stop. Whether there’s another emergency or simply a traffic buildup, when multiple vehicles in multiple lanes come to an abrupt stop, there are often drivers who were not paying attention. Then, the distracted driver is unable to stop, causing a collision with the vehicle in front. These collisions can be forceful enough to cause a chain reaction involving multiple vehicles.
The human body is not built to withstand crashes at high speeds. Highway Accidents often lead to serious and catastrophic injuries. These include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Herniated and Ruptured Discs
- Torn ligaments in the Knee and Shoulder
Whether your injuries are minor, serious, or catastrophic, you need an experienced lawyer. First, having an injury makes everything in your life more difficult. Things that used to be routine can take up an entire morning. When you also have to deal with doctors and insurance companies, it adds another thing to your already stressful life.
Second, the insurance company is going to do everything it can to not have to compensate you for your injuries. You need a lawyer who can ensure that you get all the compensation you deserve.
At Marcotte Law Firm, our experienced car accident lawyers know the stress you are going through. We’ll deal with the insurance company so you can focus on healing and re-taking control of your life. Then when the time comes, we make sure the insurance company understands how your life was changed.
If you or a loved one were injured in a Highway Accident call the lawyers at Marcotte Law FIrm for your free consultation. There are no fees unless we win.