Driving the speed limit in Miami is almost dangerous. When driving of the Florida Turnpike, the Palmetto Expressway, and I-95, drivers often exceed the limit by ten to twenty miles per hour or more. Most speeding drivers only worry about a possible traffic ticket. However, the real threat posed by reckless speeding is car accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that speeding has contributed to over a third of car accidents in the nation over the past 20 years. However, despite these scary statistics, drivers are in no hurry to slow down. If you have a personal injury due to a speeding accident, hiring an attorney can help you get the maximum compensation for your accident damages. Call 1-800 INJURED today to have us connect you to an experienced personal injury attorney near you.
Personal Injuries from Speeding Accidents
It is no secret that speed causes and exacerbates accidents. The more quickly a car is moving, the less control a driver has over it. A speeding vehicle needs more time and distance to stop, so when it crashes, the impact is higher, and the passengers inside the car are subject to more severe injuries. Moreover, seat belts and airbags were not designed for very high rates of speed, and they may not perform as effectively as they would if the car was driving at the speed limit.
Therefore, it isn’t surprising that speeding accidents can result in devastating personal injuries and even death. In these cases, getting justice and compensation for your injuries is key to a successful recovery.
Compensation After a Car Accident
Florida law recognizes that no one should have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence and has procedures set in place to regulate compensation for car accidents.
Florida is a “No-Fault” state, which means that individuals can receive compensation from their auto insurance provider for some of their car accident damages, regardless of which driver is responsible for the crash. By law, all drivers should have full liability car insurance with a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Your PIP benefits will cover some of your accident-related expenses including medical bills and lost wages.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to recover compensation for damages not covered by your insurance company. If you have more than $10,000 in medical bills and lost wages or have sustained a permanent physical injury, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Compensation for these cases can include payment for any out-of-pocket expenses stemming from the accident (ex. medical bills & lost wages) and intangible losses like the victim’s pain and suffering.
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Whether you are filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, having legal representation could help you get the maximum compensation you need to get your life back on track. Let them handle this challenging legal work so that you can focus on recovery.
Call us today at 1-800 INJURED to have us refer you to an experienced personal injury attorney. We are an attorney and medical referral service helping clients recover after their South Florida car accident. The qualified attorneys in our network can thoroughly investigate your accident and bring your case to a successful resolution. Call us today to get started on the better path to recovery.