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Reviewing speeding accident injuries

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2024 | Car Accidents

Speeding is a common cause of accidents on the road. Unfortunately, it can lead to a variety of injuries that can have serious consequences.

Drivers should explore some of the most common injuries that often occur due to speeding accidents, and why it is important to always obey speed limits and drive safely.

Whiplash and fractures

One of the most common injuries resulting from speeding accidents is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly jerked back and forth, causing strain on the muscles and ligaments. This can lead to pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion in the neck. Whiplash can be a debilitating injury that requires medical treatment and can have long-lasting effects on a person’s quality of life.

When a vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed and becomes involved in a collision, the impact can be severe enough to cause fractures in the bones. Broken bones can be painful and may require surgery to repair. Recovery from a broken bone can be lengthy and may involve physical therapy to regain strength and mobility. Sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says speeding played a role in 29% of all traffic accident fatalities during 2021.

Brain and spinal cord injuries

When a person’s head becomes subjected to a sudden impact, such as in a high-speed collision, it can result in a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can range from mild concussions to more severe brain damage. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include headaches, dizziness, memory loss and changes in mood or behavior. Treatment for traumatic brain injuries may involve rehabilitation and ongoing medical care.

Spinal cord injuries are another devastating outcome of speeding accidents. They can result in paralysis or loss of sensation below the site of the injury. Spinal cord injuries can have lifelong implications and may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. By following traffic laws and being mindful of the potential consequences of speeding, people can help prevent accidents.