Auto Accidents Caused By Speeding Motorists | What to Know

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Along with texting while driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding resulted in nearly 10,000 fatalities in 2019 alone, which accounted for roughly one-quarter of all motorist fatalities that year. Unfortunately, though speeding is both unsafe and against the law, many people are guilty of doing so on a daily basis. If you are someone who has been hurt in an accident by a speeding motorist, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about auto accidents caused by speeding and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common reasons for speeding?

There are several reasons why people speed. For one, many people simply are not concerned with the rules and regulations of the road and don’t consider themselves to be putting others in danger by exceeding the speed limit. In other cases, people will speed because they’re late to work, an appointment, or another event. Often, “road rage” will also cause drivers to speed and otherwise behave aggressively, such as by weaving in and out of traffic. Whatever the case, if you were hurt by someone who was exceeding the speed limit, you most likely have a valid personal injury claim. Our firm can help you through the claims process.

What should I do if I am injured in an accident caused by another driver?

If you’re injured in an accident, you must first call the police, as they will send emergency medical services to the scene and write up a report of what happened. You should also take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the injuries you sustained, and any property involved in the accident. If anyone saw your accident, ask them for their contact information, as they may corroborate your claim later on. Once you’re treated in a hospital and collect the medical documentation regarding your injuries, you should make it a point to speak with our knowledgeable Jacksonville auto accident attorneys who can work to win you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.