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How Dangerous is Speeding?


We often hear about how dangerous speeding is. But is it really all that bad? Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. How dangerous could it be? While it is common, it is still extremely dangerous. In Texas alone, the most recent data shows almost 16,000 people are seriously injured in speeding-related collisions each year. When comparing the number of collisions to the number of people involved, it shows that people have a 60% chance of being seriously injured in a speeding-related crash.

The most recent data from TxDot shows that just over 8% of people involved in these accidents received fatal injuries in San Antonio. In Austin, the numbers are much worse. Over 18% of people involved in high-speed collisions are fatally injured.

Injuries Caused by Speeding Crashes

While some people are lucky to walk away with minor injuries after a crash involving speeding, there’s a chance you could suffer from something much more serious. It is likely that you could suffer from an injury that leaves you disabled for an extended amount of time, or even permanently. Speeding can result not only in physical harm but finical harm. Medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more are possible results of being in any wreck. However, the chances of you suffering these damages significantly increase if the crash occurs at high speeds.

Remember to drive safe, and drive the speed limit. Speeding makes the roadways much more dangerous for everyone. Speeding drastically increases your chances of being in a wreck and being injured.


Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients across Texas with offices in San Antonio, Austin, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.