Being involved in any car accident has significant implications depending on how the accident occurs and the age, location and overall health of the drivers and passengers hurt in the crash. However, high speed accidents present their own unique risks which could be catastrophic even if medical responders are brought onto the scene immediately. High speed accidents are caused by a driver who is going so fast that he or she does not see an obstacle or fails to slow down for a stop sign, red light or pedestrian in the road.
If you’re hurt in a high speed accident, collecting evidence that shows the other driver was going fast at the time of the crash may be critical for getting all the support you need with your claim.
A driver operating a car at high speed may not be able to adapt quickly when a sudden obstacle is presented and is more likely to be struck in T-bone or intersection accidents. No other driver is anticipating someone to be operating a vehicle at such a high speed and when the driver of the high-speed vehicle loses control of the car and cannot stop in time, serious injuries can occur. High speed accidents are also particularly devastating when they involve commercial trucks or anything on a tractor or a rig. This is because jackknifing may occur which could cause a major pile up and further accidents and severe injuries.
High speed accidents may cause injuries like broken bones, fractures, internal organ damages, TBIs, and whiplash.