Speeding Accident

Serving Daytona, Deltona and Palm Coast

(updated 2/22/2017)

Approximately 32,500 traffic deaths were reported by the National Safety Council in 2013.  There is no doubt that traffic accidents are prevalent and dangerous.  However, speeding accidents are even more likely to cause death or serious bodily harm.

Speeding often has a significant impact on the type of injuries that result, as well as the type of structural damage that can occur post impact.  Speeding is dangerous and the faster someone drives the more likely it is that a fatality will result from the impact. 

Studies show that morning rush hour and night time trips render the most speed-related accidents.  This may be because speeders find more of a need to speed during these hours or there are more people on the road during these times.  Additionally, there are several different types of speeders.

Types of Speeders

A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration breaks types of speeders down by the following:

  • Incidental/non-speeders: Those who speed for a small portion of their trips, if at all
  • Situational speeders: Those who speed a lot during a small amount of their total trips
  • Regular/casual speeders: Those who speed very slightly in a large amount of their trips
  • Habitual speeders: Those who speed during most, if not all of the trips, they take

No matter what type of speeder is encountered or how often that individual speeds, speeding remains dangerous.  Speeding will always have a tendency to cause a fatal accident. If death does not occur, one may still experience devastating injuries.  One may experience a traumatic brain injury, disfigurement, or even a spinal cord injury. 

Whatever the injury, a life or lives may forever be changed because someone did not want to drive the posted speed limit. If you are involved in an accident where you think speed may have been a factor, make sure to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  Pictures of tire tracks, damage, and or statements from any witnesses are also very important to gather.

Florida, like any other state, has deadlines for when a suit can be filed subsequent to experiencing some sort of personal injury.  That deadline is four years from the date of the accident.  If you do not file a lawsuit within this time period, a court will refuse to hear your claim.

Insurance and Accident Liability

Florida follows a no-fault system. In the event you are injured in an accident, it may be likely that your own insurance company will be required to cover your injuries. You can, however, find another driver liable if you are able to prove you suffered a serious injury. An example of a “serious injury,” according to Florida law, would be disfigurement.

Navigating the law can be difficult and time-consuming. That is why our attorneys are willing to help you.  Speeding can and does cause serious accidents across this entire state. Unfortunately, no one can predict when or where speeders are, but you can seek help if you are involved in an accident because of one.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a speeding accident and need help, our attorneys can assist you today in recovering compensation. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation.

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