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Tampa Speeding Accident Lawyer

Getting a speeding ticket is something most Central Florida drivers experience at least once or twice in their lifetimes. When speeding leads to a car accident where someone is killed or seriously injured, however, that is not something that can be dismissed by paying a fine or attending traffic school. Speeding is a form of reckless driving, and as such it is a form of negligence under Florida law.

The Tampa speeding accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson represents the victims of car crashes and their families. We seek compensation on behalf of individuals faced with medical bills, lost income, and other damages due to a driver’s thoughtless actions. We understand that breaking the speed limit is not a minor matter when it comes to a car accident, and we will work to ensure that a negligent driver is held responsible for their actions.

Speeding Accidents Often Lead to Catastrophic Injuries

Florida’s “no-fault” insurance rules mean that, for most car accidents, it does not matter if either driver was speeding or otherwise negligent. Your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage must provide a state-mandated level of medical and lost income benefits regardless of who was at-fault for the accident. Only if a victim is killed or otherwise sustains what the law considers a “serious” injury can the victims and their families seek full compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Speeding accidents quite commonly meet and exceed this threshold. It is a matter of simple physics and common sense. The higher speed a vehicle is traveling when it collides with another object, the greater the force of the impact. The greater the impact, the more physical trauma the victims sustain.

Some of the more common injuries that we see in speeding accidents include:

  • airbag injuries;
  • bone fractures;
  • concussions (traumatic brain injuries);
  • death;
  • internal bleeding and internal organ damage;
  • loss of limbs (amputations);
  • neck and back injuries;
  • paralysis; and
  • seat belt injuries.

PIP benefits only cover up to 80 percent of a victim’s medical bills following an accident (subject to the overall policy limits). This is far below what is often required to pay for the types of serious injuries that we see in speeding-related accidents. It is therefore imperative that victims seek out qualified legal advice following a crash so they are in the best position to pursue a personal injury claim against the speeding driver and their insurance company.

Contact Anderson & Anderson Today

Compensation following a speeding accident is not limited to economic losses such as medical bills. Victims can also seek non-economic damages for their pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. In some cases, such as where the negligent driver’s speeding was due to intoxication, the victims may also be allowed to seek substantial punitive damages.

So if you need to speak with a skilled Tampa speeding accident lawyer, call Anderson & Anderson today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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