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Injured in a Speeding Accident in Jacksonville, FL?

Contact an experienced accident lawyer at Pajcic & Pajcic today 

Have you been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver in Florida? Get a Florida law firm that knows how to handle these complicated legal cases. Get Pajcic & Pajcic.

Our car accident lawyers represent victims of speeding and fight to win. Our case results prove it – such as $5.25 million awarded to the family of a driver killed by a speeding truck. Contact us today and find out how our law firm can help you.

How common are speeding accidents in Florida?

Speeding is a major cause of car accidents in Florida and leaves victims injured and killed every year. In fact, the number of car accident fatalities caused by speeding drivers in Florida has increased nearly every year in the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Why is speeding so dangerous?

The faster a car goes, the less time the driver has to react. It’s that simple. So if someone is driving significantly faster than the posted speed limit, they are more likely to cause a car accident. Specifically, this is how speeding causes car accidents:

  • Going too fast for road conditions makes it difficult to stop a vehicle in time to prevent a collision. It’s the reason why there are posted speed limits that have been determined to be safe.
  • Speeding reduces the amount of time a driver has to react in time to prevent a crash.
  • Speeding increases the distance that is required to bring a vehicle to a complete stop, which can make it difficult or impossible to avoid a collision.
  • Taking turns too fast can result in a loss of control.
  • Speeding can reduce the effectiveness of guardrails in preventing serious injuries.

In addition, the higher the speed, the greater the force of impact, so car accidents involving a speeding vehicle can cause particularly severe injuries.

What are common speeding accident injuries?

Speeding drivers put responsible road users at risk. Accidents caused by speeding can often result in serious and life-threatening injuries that can take months, even years, to recover from. Those injuries include:  

  • Broken bones 
  • Head injuries 
  • Spinal injuries
  • Cuts, bruises, and contusions 
  • Organ damage 
  • Paralysis  
  • Death 

If you were hurt by a speeding driver, you deserve financial compensation. A Jacksonville, FL speeding accident lawyer at our firm can help.

What should I do after a speeding car accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a speeding driver, it’s important that you take immediate steps to build a solid claim and to protect your health. Such steps include:

  • Call the police right away and wait for them to respond.
  • Seek immediate medical attention. Even if you seem fine after a speeding accident, have a doctor examine you as soon as possible to diagnose exactly what’s wrong.
  • Exchange information with the other driver, including your name, address, driver’s license number and insurance information.
  • Once you have done that, don’t discuss your accident with the other driver or anyone else at the crash site.
  • Call a car accident lawyer with experience handling speeding cases as soon as possible.

How do you prove a speeding driver caused your accident?

The more evidence you have showing that the at-fault driver was speeding, the stronger your injury claim may be. Such evidence can include:

  • Photographs of your accident, including skid marks and vehicle damage.
  • Statements from eyewitnesses who saw the collision.
  • Video footage of your accident, including dash cam video, traffic videos and intersection video footage.
  • Analysis from accident reconstruction experts who can testify that the other driver was speeding and caused your collision due to excessive speed.
  • Your official Florida car accident report filled out by the investigating police officer, which hopefully states that speeding was a contributing factor in your crash.

Our accident attorneys can conduct an in-depth investigation to build a strong case on your behalf.

How much money is my speeding accident claim worth?

It depends on the circumstances. You should be compensated for all costs related to your speeding car accident, including:

  • All medical care related to your accident, including future medical treatments, even if you need surgery or physical therapy years later due to your car accident injury.
  • Repairing damage to your vehicle or buying a new one if it’s a total loss.
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle that are needed due to a disability.
  • Replacement income if you need time off from work to recover from your injury.
  • Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability.
  • Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses.

Again, every case is different. The only way to know what your claim might be worth is to talk to an attorney.

Why should I hire a lawyer for a speeding accident in Florida?

You only have one opportunity to get the compensation you need for your speeding accident. Once you accept a settlement from the insurance company, that’s it. Your case is closed and you can’t go back for more, even if your costs turn out to be much higher than expected.

An experienced car accident attorney can get to the bottom of what happened and hold the speeding driver and any other responsible parties accountable. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and advocate for your best interests while you focus on healing.

Your claim after an accident caused by speeding 

How does speeding cause accidents? Going too fast for road conditions makes it difficult to stop a vehicle in time to prevent a collision. It’s the reason why there are posted speed limits that have been determined to be safe.  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a speeding driver, it’s important that you take immediate steps to build a solid claim. If you’re able to do so, gather evidence by taking pictures of the crash scene and speaking to witnesses. Your next course of action should be to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you seem fine after an accident, an injury can take days to manifest. That’s why it is crucial to undergo an immediate medical evaluation.  

Failing to take immediate action after a crash can give the other driver’s insurance company leverage over your claim. They might try to pin the blame on you or say that you waited too long to seek medical attention. 

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    Our Jacksonville, FL attorneys will get to the bottom of what happened

    Our firm can investigate your crash to get the facts. We know how to prove someone was speeding. Our legal team gathers evidence and carefully reviews accident reports and other documentation. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.  

    The speeding accident attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies. If they refuse to compensate you for your losses, we’ll be ready to take them to trial. And that is the last thing the insurance companies want.  

    If speed was a factor in your accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. You can trust Pajcic & Pajcic to fight for you every step of the way. Contact us for a free, confidential case evaluation, or simply call our Jacksonville office at (904)-358-8881 to speak with a Jacksonville lawyer you can count on in a crisis.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

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