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Speeding Accidents

Everyone has heard it before: Speed kills. One of the major causes of car accidents in the U.S. is excessive speed. Speeding is dangerous for several reasons. Not only does it put the speeding driver in danger, but often other road users are unnecessarily endangered because of one person's decision to break the law. Speeding increases the likelihood and the intensity of a crash, resulting in severe injuries and damage that could even lead to death. Slowing down and following the posted speed limit could save a life - possibly even your own.

Why Speeding is so Dangerous

Driving faster than the posted speed limit creates a danger in many ways. Speeding increases the chance of an accident because:

- The driver has less time to react to stopped cars, pedestrians, or other obstacles up ahead
- A driver may not have time to stop at a red light and may try to run it, causing an accident
- Speeding increases the chance that your car will spin out of control or slip off of the road in wet weather
- Speeders may startle other drivers or road users who do not see them coming or are not expecting someone to be traveling that fast

Greater speeds also mean more extreme accidents. Speeding can turn a small fender bender into a deadly collision. Following the speed limit can easily help a driver to avoid all of the above situations by giving him or her more time to react to the constantly changing conditions of the road.

What to Do if You Are Injured

If you have been involved in an accident with a speeding driver, you are likely facing severe injuries, costly medical bills, lost wages from missing work, recovery costs, car repair or replacement expenses, and pain and suffering. These costs can amount to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. However, you do not have to face this burden alone. The speeding driver may be liable for your injuries and damages, and you may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related costs.

For More Information

To learn more about how you can file a lawsuit against a speeding driver for injury compensation, please visit the website of the Wausau speeding accident attorneys of Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C., today.

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