You are statistically much more likely to be injured when speeding, yet many drivers still break the speed limit or fail to slow down according to driving conditions. Speeding contributes to around 15% of crashes resulting in serious injury and 24% of crashes resulting in death and in 2010, 241 people were killed in collisions where at least one of the drivers involved was exceeding the speed limit. There’s no doubt about it, driving faster means you will sustain more severe injuries in the event of a crash, and it also leaves less margin for driver error, meaning you won’t have as long to react as you would if you were driving more slowly.
If you’ve been injured in a collision where the other driver was driving at speed, claiming compensation for a high-speed car crash could be an option that’s available to you. You’ll need to prove that the speeding directly caused the crash and your subsequent injuries – well, your personal injury lawyer will need to prove this on your behalf – but there’s a good chance that you’ll be eligible to claim compensation for a high-speed car crash, no matter how severely you have been injured.
How have you been injured?
Whilst you may be lucky enough to escape with some bruises and whiplash, you’re far more likely to be seriously injured in a high-speed car crash. For example, you could sustain impact injuries such as broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries including brain injuries or you could even be thrown through the windscreen, if you’re not wearing your seatbelt. No matter how you have been injured, a personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim, provided you contact them within three years of your accident.
Claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim and you are choosing a firm which provides the highest standards of customer service – we’ve been recommended by TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen. We’ve been working in the personal injury industry since 2000, and we specialise in personal injury law; we don’t deal with any other area of the law. That means you’ll receive a specialised service from a knowledgeable, professional personal injury lawyer. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and you can expect to receive confidential, no-obligation advice on your situation, so whether you’re ready to proceed with a claim or simply need some more advice, there’s nothing to lose by calling and we are open 24/7.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims