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A common type of reckless driving causing many personal injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2024 | Personal Injury

Reckless driving is a major issue on Missouri roads. It contributes significantly to car accidents and personal injuries.

Among the various forms of reckless driving, one common type stands out as particularly perilous: speeding.

The dangers of speeding

Speeding involves driving at speeds exceeding the posted limits or too fast for road conditions. Many drivers in Missouri disregard speed limits, often with devastating consequences.

Excessive speed reduces the driver’s ability to react to unexpected situations, such as sudden stops or obstacles on the road. It also extends the stopping distance, making it harder to avoid collisions. Moreover, high-speed crashes result in more severe injuries due to the greater force of impact.

Speeding in Missouri

Speeding is a problem throughout Missouri. For example, speeding-related accidents often lead to severe injuries and fatalities. Victims may suffer from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage or even death. These injuries cause physical pain and emotional and financial hardship for victims and their families.

Long recoveries

Broken bones from a speeding crash may mean an extensive recovery. The recovery may require surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Even after the bones heal, individuals may experience ongoing mobility limitations, chronic pain and decreased quality of life.

Activities people took for granted, such as walking, driving or participating in sports, may become challenging or impossible. The emotional toll of enduring a serious injury and its lingering effects can lead to anxiety, depression and PTSD. Financial burdens from medical bills, lost wages and ongoing healthcare needs further compound the challenges.

Speeding remains a significant threat to road safety in Missouri, contributing to numerous car accidents and personal injuries each year.

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