Getting into a car accident can be scary and confusing, especially when one or more vehicles involved are traveling at high rates of speed. High-impact car accidents can leave drivers and passengers with severe injuries. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our car crash lawyers in Kansas City are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a high-impact crash. Let us investigate your case in order to secure the compensation you need.
Car accidents are not uncommon. When we turn to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 155,940 total traffic accidents during the latest reporting year of data available for the state. Out of these incidents, there were more than 55,000 injuries and 921 total fatalities reported.
Data from the Missouri DOT shows that speed was involved in nearly 35% of all traffic collisions during the latest reporting year, and we know that high-speed crashes can lead to significant injuries.
The human body is not naturally designed to deal with high-impact car collisions. When we are riding in our vehicles, our bodies and the vehicle have kinetic energy. When there is a sudden and unexpected car crash, our body ends up taking that energy, which can cause severe injuries. These injuries can occur whether or not our bodies directly impact something else inside the vehicle.
Some of the most common injuries sustained in a high-impact collision include:
Victims involved in high-impact collisions are also often affected by severe emotional and psychological trauma. It is not uncommon for high-impact collision victims to sustain post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of what they have been through.
There are many causes of high-impact collisions. The number one leading contributor to a high-impact crash is speed. Drivers who operate too fast for conditions are unsafe on the roadways. Other causes of high-impact collisions include:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a high-impact crash that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, seek legal assistance immediately. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to get to work on your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include: