The World Health Organization issued a report about the dramatic influence speed has on increasing injury severity in car accidents. Researchers found that pedestrians in particular have a 90 percent chance of survival if a car traveling 30 km/h or below. Alternately, pedestrians only have a 50 percent chance of surviving being struck by vehicles traveling 45 km/h miles per hour. The WHO further states that pedestrians have almost no chance of survival following impact with a vehicle going 80 km/h.
In many Albany car accidents, speed is a primary factor. Other factors can include distractions (texting or talking on a cell phone, eating,) or driving while intoxicated and/or high on drugs. The personal injury attorneys at William Mattar urge all victims of negligent drivers who exceed the speed limit and cause serious crashes to contact our firm today. We may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, lost wages or other relevant damages.
Albany police specializing in reconstructing accidents may interview witnesses who saw the crash when it happened and ask the suspected driver if they were speeding,. Measuring skid marks, road debris, property damage and other variables can help the accident re-constructionist determine how fast the at-fault driver was going. Severity of physical injuries also provides information crucial to establishing rate of speed.
Speed-related Albany car accidents also increase or decrease depending on several factors, such as the time of day, driver familiarity with roads, driver’s skill/experience, condition of the vehicle and even a driver’s state of mind.
If you were hurt due to injuries caused by a speeding driver in Albany, contact William Mattar today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our car accident lawyers. You may be entitled to receive adequate compensation for your medical bills.