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Let Our Experienced Speeding Ticket Lawyers Protect You After an Accident
Speeding is one of those minor decisions that can have major impacts on others. Unfortunately, speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents in Florida and has contributed to more than 30 percent of the fatal car accidents in the country in 2011.
There were more than 10,000 people that died due to speed-related crashes and the cost of these collisions totals in the billions.
Far too many drivers think that speeding is a harmless crime, but it really isn’t. There are speed limit signs for a reason and those who choose to speed put everyone else on the road with them at risk.
Common Injuries in Speeding Accidents
Speeding is listed as the third-highest contributing factor in fatal accidents, with drunk driving and distracted driving holding the two higher spots. The faster a vehicle goes, the more devastating the injuries.
Just some of the injuries victims may encounter include:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Severe burns and lacerations
- Brain trauma
- Fractures and broken bones
- Back injuries
- Face injuries
- Psychological injuries
After an accident, it is imperative you seek medical treatment right away. Injuries, such as internal bleeding or severe concussions, do not always have symptoms right away; therefore, getting checked out as early as possible is important.
What Compensation Are You Entitled to in a Lawsuit?
If you choose to file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation.
To prove your claim, you will need to prove three things:
- That you were the injured party.
- The other driver was acting carelessly.
- The driver’s carelessness is what caused your injuries – whether they are financial injuries, emotional trauma or physical injuries.
The damages you could receive are broken into two categories: punitive and compensatory. Most car accident claims deal with compensatory, which directly compensate you for any injuries and losses you have suffered.
Some of these damages could include:
- Current and Future Medical Expenses – After a car accident you are likely to have medical expenses and it is unlikely they are a one-time situation. You can get reimbursed and covered for costs like prescriptions, rehabilitation, ongoing treatments, hospitalizations, etc.
- Lost Wages – If you took time off work, you can get compensation for that as well as any decreased earning capacities because of your injuries.
- Property Damage – You can collect compensation for any damage to your car or personal effects in the car during the accident.
- Loss of Enjoyment – If you are disabled or seriously injured, it is unlikely you are going to enjoy life the same; therefore, you deserve compensation after the accident decreases your life’s enjoyment.
- Emotional Distress – The psychological effects of an injury—sleep loss, anxiety or even depression—can be devastating and you can be rewarded compensation for those distresses.
- Wrongful Death – If you have lost a loved one due to a speed-related accident, you can get compensation for funeral costs, loss of wages, etc.
Time is Limited on Your Car Accident Case
It is important to realize that there is limited time for these types of claims. There is a statute of limitations in Florida and you need to file your personal injury claim as soon as possible to ensure compensation.
Contact the Team of Personal Injury Lawyers at Hardesty, Tyde & Ashton, P. A. Now
We are proud to help the injured in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida. We have been committed to helping the injured and we offer the highest standard of attention to all of our cases since we opened our doors. We work hard to get our clients the settlements they deserve for their injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a speeding driver, contact our team of personal injury lawyers located in Jacksonville, Florida today to schedule a free consultation.
We are here to help you with your speeding-related accident injury case. There is no obligation for meeting with us, so contact us today.
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What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)