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Types of Car Accidents - Part 5: Speed Related Accident in New York

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Speeding is not only illegal and will result in fines, suspension of license and possibly even jail time but also can result in severe injuries because of the negligent driver.  Speed related accidents can be very dangerous  because of the high speed that the vehicles collide at.  When a collision occurs at a low speed the chances of a severe life threatening injury is less likely than that of a high speed crash.

Some drivers may feel like they are well in control of their vehicles while they are speeding leading them to a false security that driving fast is fine.  Drivers who are speeding are often very abruptly reminded that they are not secure though when they find themselves unable to control their vehicle and injury themselves and others around them.

Some factors that may contribute to a speeding driver losing control of their car are the folllowing situations:

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Visible Ice
  • Black Ice
  • Winding roads
  • Ramps
  • Needing to come to an abrupt stop if traffic is slowing down

High speed crashes often result in spinal injuries, brain injuries, severe lacerations, broken bones and many times death. 

So how common is it that someone is injured because of a negligent driver who is speeding?  Speed related accidents account for 30% of accidents that result in injuries every year.  Driving above the speed limit decreases your reaction time and increases your chances of getting into an accident.  Approximately 3 million people are injured in car accidents a year of which 2 million of the injuries are permanent injuries.  That means that 900,000 accidents a year are caused as the result of a driver speeding. 

If you were injured by an accident that was the result of a speed related accident or if you are the family member of someone who died in an accident and would like to speak with an injury attorney in Staten Island call Frank J Dito at 800-310-5520 or fill out our contact form to discuss your speed related accident case and to find out how much your speed related accident case is worth.  Calling us is your first step to not only compensation for the injuries you are suffering because of their negligence but also to bring justice to the situation.  There is no excuse for negligent driving.  Speaking with a Staten Island injury lawyer will help you understand what your rights are and how you can exercise them. 

Types of Accidents
Part 1: Drunk Driving Accidents in New York
Part 2: Drowsy Driving Accidents in New York
Part 3: Rear-End Collision Accidents in New York
Part 4: Side Impact Crash / T-bone Accident in New York
Part 5: Speeding Accident in New York
Part 6: Head-on Collision in New York
Part 7: Improper Lane Change Accident in New York
Part 8: Distracted Driving Accident in New York