Were you recently involved in an accident in which speeding was involved? Have you suffered serious injuries and want to know what your options are for recovering compensation? Then, contact the compassionate legal team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers.
We have helped many personal injury victims, including car accident victims who were injured in speeding accidents in New Port Richey, Florida. We offer a free consultation at (727) 910-5060 so we can discuss your legal rights and options and how we can help.
How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help After a Speeding Accident in New Port Richey, FL?
Speeding is dangerous. When someone chooses to drive over the posted speed limit or too fast for the conditions, you shouldn’t be left to shoulder the financial burden caused by a resulting accident. The New Port Richey car accident lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for the harm you’ve endured.
Over 119 years of combined legal experience and a history of positive results have allowed us to develop a reputation as “The Aggressive Attorneys.” Our opponents know to take the case seriously when we are on the other side. We won’t sacrifice your interests for a quick settlement.
If you were injured in a speeding-related accident in New Port Richey, FL, you can trust our team to:
- Help coordinate your medical care
- File all relevant insurance claims
- Preserve critical evidence in your case
- Handle all communications with insurance companies and parties on your behalf
- Consult experts, as necessary, to help establish elements of your case
- Negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so there is no risk in contacting us to learn more about how we can help.
Speeding Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speeding claimed the lives of 11,258 people in 2020.
Speeding is a huge concern in the Sunshine State, too. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 401,540 traffic accidents in 2021.
A total of 16,464 crashes occurred in Pinellas County in 2021, which resulted in 158 deaths and 9,428 injuries. According to FLHSMV data, 16,570 speeding or aggressive driving events occurred in 2021. 211 people were killed in the state in 2021 due to speeding.
What Makes Speeding So Dangerous?
When drivers speed, they might not be able to react to dangers and avoid crashing into others because they have less time to prevent a collision. They have less stopping distance. They are also more likely to lose control of their vehicle.
If a crash does occur, the force of impact will be greater than a crash that occurs at lower speeds, which can cause fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Additionally, safety features are less effective at higher speeds.
Common Injuries Sustained in Speeding Accidents
Speeding often causes devastating injuries, such as:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A speeding accident can cause traumatic brain injuries because the force of impact can be strong, and the occupant can slam their head into a hard surface like a passenger seat or dashboard.
Spinal Cord Injuries
These types of accidents could cause spinal cord injuries because the back and spine may absorb a lot of the impact. Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent damage and may result in life-changing consequences.
Speeding accidents can also cause complex and multiple fractures because of the high speeds involved.
Sadly, people die every day in accidents involving high speeds. If you tragically lost your loved one in a speeding-related accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death action against the reckless speeding driver to seek accountability.
What Compensation Can I Recover After a Speeding Accident in New Port Richey, Florida?
If you were injured in a speeding accident, you might be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including anticipated medical treatment you may require in the future
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Permanent disability, scarring, and/or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
An experienced lawyer can help you document your injuries to help you pursue compensation for them.
How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After a Speeding Accident in Florida?
Florida has specific time limits to file lawsuits based on different grounds. These are referred to as statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida is generally two years from the date of the accident (as of March 24, 2023 – prior to this date, it was four years).
If you miss this deadline, you can lose the right to recover compensation and hold the negligent party responsible for the harm they’ve caused.
Contact an Experienced New Port Richey Car Accident Attorney For a Free Consultation After a Speeding Crash
If you were injured in a speeding accident in New Port Richey, FL, it is crucial that you act quickly. The compassionate lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers want to help you recover fair compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Contact us today for your free consultation.