News & opinion Speeding Is a Factor in Nearly 17 Percent of Fatal Accidents

Speeding Is a Factor in Nearly 17 Percent of Fatal Accidents

Speeding Is a Factor in Nearly 17 Percent of Fatal Accidents

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n inju

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ve thei

lives.

mput

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se

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ies signific

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tients m

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eg

in thei

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  • Knee, hip, shoulde
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    h

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uto

ccident inju

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seve

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l tu

moil

nd t

um

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lid,

nd these neg

tive consequences dese

ve compens

tion just

s much

s the fin

nci

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y suffe

f

om difficulties such

s:

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    se of bu

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    in m

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    ny victims

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    nt

    ssist

    nce o

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    ny inju

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    nd dis

    bilities

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    y spend less time

    ith f

    iends

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    fte

    m

    th of

    n

    ccident. Often,

    ccident victims feel

    lone

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    uggle to m

    int

    in theiel

    tionships. Victims

    ith tum

    tic b

    in inju

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    y even st

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    ccidents c

    n c

    use tum

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    t le

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    e emotion

    l dist

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  • ong>Missed events, oppo

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    ny victims find themselves un

    ble to do the

    ctivities they once loved. They m

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    lso be un

    ble to pticip

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    nticip

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    nd milestones. Though it’s hd to put

    p

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