Speeding leads to serious injuries and even deaths on Florida roads every year. If you or someone close to you has been injured because of a speeding driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our dedicated Miami injury attorneys have years of experience helping individuals who were victims of someone else’s careless driving. We can meticulously gather the facts of your case, develop a legal strategy for you, and work with the appropriate experts to seek a favorable outcome in your case.
Speeding is a major cause of accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a factor in almost one-third of traffic-related deaths. Approximately 10,000 people die each year in speed-related wrecks. The NHTSA also reports that speeding contributed to over 366 fatalities in Florida crashes in 2011.
There are many reasons why drivers speed, including a rush to reach a particular destination, inattentiveness, distracted driving, or simply for the thrill. Speeding is dangerous for a number of reasons, including the fact that it reduces a driver’s ability to control the car, more time is required for a vehicle to stop, and speeding increases the impact and severity of any collision that does take place.
Drivers on Florida roads owe others on the road a duty to drive with reasonable care so as not to cause harm. The duty of reasonable care imposes an obligation on an individual to behave as a prudent driver would act in the same or similar circumstances. In the context of driving, a prudent individual would drive at or slightly below the speed limit while taking into account any relevant factors, such as the weather, construction, the flow of traffic, or the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists on the road. If a driver violates the duty of care and causes an accident and the victim’s resulting harm, that driver will be liable for damages.
Speeding crashes can lead to serious harm. If you’ve been hurt in this way, you may be able to recover medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. If you lost a loved one because of someone carelessly speeding, you may be able to recover medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of companionship through a wrongful death claim. These claims are complicated, and it is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible if you are even contemplating filing one.
When a motorist violates a Florida traffic law, such as traveling above the speed limit, accidents are more likely to occur and result in serious injuries and wrongful death. Our Miami car accident attorneys believe in helping our clients pursue the justice and compensation they deserve for their harm. We are here to answer all your questions and address your concerns. To learn more about your legal rights and options, do not hesitate to contact us online or call us today at 1-877-499-HURT (4878).
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