It’s no secret that speeding can drastically increase the risk of causing a car accident. It can be dangerous, not only for the speeding vehicle but for all others on the road as well.
Not only is speeding dangerous, in the State of Florida, but it can also result in some pretty hefty fines or points that could lead to terminating driving privileges.
Whether speeding causes an accident or not, it can certainly make any other type of car accident worse than it has to be.
The Dangers of Speeding
City planners and civil engineers have determined the speed limits for a reason. Some roads have higher speed limits than others based on the potential dangers one might encounter. On a busy street with pedestrian walkways and many entries and exit points, the speed limit will be slower, as there is a greater potential for error. As opposed to a highway, where there is no pedestrian access and generally the traffic is all headed the same direction with easy exits.
It may not seem like a big deal to speed a little every now and then, however, increased speed is directly correlated with an increase in accidents as well as serious injury.
Speeding in Florida
We have traffic laws set in place to mitigate any additional danger on the roads. Florida Statute 316.183 includes some of the specifics to keep in mind while driving. It should go without saying that drivers should adhere to speed limit signs. Additionally, the above statute mentions that there is more to be considered when it comes to speeding. Road conditions, visibility and the like do come into play.
How An Attorney Can Help
Whether you were the one speeding or not, an attorney can help. There are many factors that contribute to seeking compensation. Depending on the severity of the accident and injuries caused as a result, you may be able to acquire adequate compensation from your own insurance company. An attorney will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to walk with you through the process. Here’s how we can help:
- Representing on your behalf in traffic court to minimize fines or points.
- Handling communication between you and your insurance company or insurance adjuster who will do everything they can to minimize or deny your claim.
- Put together supporting documents including eye witness accounts, photos, and any other evidence that will benefit your case.
- Handle negotiations as well as provide expert knowledge when dealing with insurance companies.
If you’re interested in speaking with an attorney regarding your speeding accident, give us a call today.