When an accident occurs on the roads there is the potential for a serious outcome to arise. A lot will depend on the vehicle or vehicles involved, who else is involved and more importantly in some ways, the speed at which the vehicle was travelling at. The faster a vehicle is going when an accident happens, the more severe the outcome is likely to be. In some cases someone could potentially be killed as a result of being involved in a high-speed accident.
Extreme speeding accidents are entirely preventable if people do not exceed the speed limit in the first place. Unfortunately some people think they can regularly exceed the speed limit with no consequences. This however, puts other peoples’ lives in danger and can potentially lead to a driving ban, a fine and perhaps time in prison if anyone is killed. Accident Advice Helpline has experienced cases where this has happened in the past.
Why do extreme speeding accidents take place?
Some people speed on the roads because they want to get from one place to the next as quickly as possible. Unfortunately some believe they can control their vehicle regardless of the situation, and yet nothing could be further from the truth when excessive speed is involved. In some cases people can be injured through the actions of a speeding driver, and those injuries can be suffered from for some time afterwards.
Accident Advice Helpline has handled cases in the past where people have won compensation for being an innocent victim of a speeding driver who has left them with life-changing injuries. Some have even lost loved ones in this situation.
Driving at a safe speed
Speed limits are in place for a reason. Statistics show an accident is more likely to result in serious or even fatal injuries the faster the offending vehicle was travelling at the point of impact. Therefore, we should all remember how important it is to drive safely and to stay within the speed limit.
Accident Advice Helpline runs a free 24/7 enquiry line that is always available when you need it. If you call within working hours you can speak with a trained advisor who can assess your situation to determine whether you could make a claim. Our no win, no fee* claims process takes the hard work off you and ensures you can let us take control. Call us on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown