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Drivers who speed do not slow down because of bad weather

Even on dark, rainy days, Lawrenceburg drivers travel to and from Nashville and expect that other drivers on the road will drive with care. In spite of bad weather, it happens all too often that people speed and end up colliding with another vehicle.

While some motorists may suffer nothing more than a few bumps and bruises, others end up struggling with rehabilitation serious hip, head and shoulder injuries - all because of someone speeding in bad weather.

The dangers of speeding

According to figures compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding was responsible for 10,111 highway deaths in 2016. The number represented 27 percent of all such fatalities that year. In fact, speeding has played a role in about a third of all traffic fatalities in the last two decades.

Why people speed  

Speeding comes under the heading of aggressive driving, and there are many reasons for this kind of behavior behind the wheel. For example, a driver who speeds may be running late for an appointment or lunch with a friend. Some drivers become frustrated with slow traffic. They will weave in and out of lanes to find an opening and will become angry at any other driver who appears to be blocking their way.

Investigating the crash

If you suffer injuries in a car crash, your legal team may visit the accident scene and investigate to determine exactly what happened and who was at fault. They may take weather conditions into consideration and can discover whether the driver who hit you in the intersection was speeding at the time of the collision. If so, that driver becomes the negligent party. You, as the victim, deserve financial compensation to cover your medical costs, including any ongoing therapy sessions, loss of wages and more. An aggressive driver may not care whether there is pelting rain or a bright blue sky, but such irresponsible behavior endangers everyone on the road. 



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