The Three Biggest Factors That Impact How Serious Injuries Will Be in a Car Accident
Though any car accident has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries, there are some that are more dangerous than others. Keep reading to learn the three biggest factors that can impact how serious injuries are likely to be. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Speed There is no bigger indicator of how likely a person is to die or suffer serious injuries in a car accident than the speed at which they were driving when the accident occurred. Studies show that for every mile over the speed limit a person drives, their chances of surviving an accident decrease. This is why accidents on the interstate are so much more likely to result in death compared to an accident that occurs in a residential neighborhood. Note that even if you are driving at a safe speed, if the other involved vehicle is speeding, then your chances of serious injury will also be increased. Of course, the worst-case scenario is one in which both parties involved in an accident are traveling at high speeds.
- The Size of the Vehicles Involved It is likely not surprising to learn that the size of a vehicle can have a big impact on how severe accidents are. Small vehicles such as smart cars and motorcycles offer much less protection than a full-sized sedan. That said, even an SUV will be extremely vulnerable if it is involved in an accident with a fully loaded big rig truck.
- The Point of Impact Serious injuries can occur from any impact site, whether front, back or side. However, the most serious injuries are often the result of being struck from the side or front. Intersection accidents often result in being hit squarely in the side, which can be devastating for the driver or passenger, depending on which side was hit. Likewise, head-on collisions can be devastating for everyone involved in the accident, but most especially those who were in the front seat.
Do You Need Advice from a Personal Injury Attorney?
Have you been injured in a car accident? Has a loved one lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury in a car accident? Was someone else negligent or reckless? If so, then you might have reason to file a personal injury claim. You can do so by contacting Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707.
We will begin the process with a free legal consultation. If we determine that you have a strong case and we take it, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not pay us anything until we win your case. Call now to learn more.