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Tampa, Florida

Lawyer for Car Accidents Caused by Speeding

Attorney Armando Edmiston fights for maximum compensation

Speeding is a form of driver negligence and is considered one of the leading causes of car accidents in Tampa and across Florida. Thousands of people die every year in fatal car accidents due to speeding, yet going over the speed limit remains one of the most common traffic violations by drivers all across the nation. Whether it’s because they’re trying to run a red light, in a rush to get to work, or simply driving aggressively, too many motorists break the speed limit, even if it’s their legal responsibility to be safe and obey the rules of the road.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you may end up having problems getting appropriate compensation for your damages. The insurance company may question how badly you’ve been injured and might try to make you a lowball settlement offer. That’s when you should consider hiring a lawyer to serve as an advocate for your best interests.

Attorney Armando Edmiston can meet with you at your convenience, listen to what happened, discuss your legal options, answer your questions, and help you figure out what steps to take next. At Armando Personal Injury Law, we consider your problems our problems and treat all of our clients like family.

What are the dangers of speeding? How many deaths are caused by speeding?

Data from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that more than 25 percent of all crash fatalities occurred in speed-related crashes, as speed plays a major role in not only the volume of crashes but severity of injury sustained by those involved.

How does speeding cause accidents? Speeding impacts car accidents in three basic ways by:

  • Increasing distance traveled and lowering the time needed by a driver to appropriately react to what’s ahead.
  • Increasing the distance needed to stop when applying the vehicle’s brakes.
  • Exponentially increasing the energy released from a crash and reducing the effectiveness of safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags.

Going too fast can also cause you to lose control of your vehicle much quicker than if you were obeying the speed limit.

For every 10mph of speed increase, the risk of a fatal accident doubles, source: EMC Insurance

Is speeding one of the main causes of accidents?

Yes, speeding is one of the most common careless driving behaviors and increases the risk of injuries and fatalities from crashes. There are many ways that speeding causes accidents. The force of impact becomes more severe at higher speeds and drivers can also lose control more easily. When larger vehicles like trucks and buses are added to the equation, the risk for fatalities becomes much higher.

How to prove someone was speeding

There are many things you can do at the scene of the accident that can help prove the driver who hit you was speeding. With the help of an experienced Tampa speeding accident attorney, a thorough investigation can take place. Different ways to prove someone was speeding include:

  • Speaking to witnesses at the scene.
  • Taking photos at the scene.
  • Reviewing the police report
  • Checking surveillance footage
  • Examining physical evidence

Get the results you need from a speeding accident lawyer

You don’t have to take less financial compensation than what you deserve. Attorney Armando Edmiston knows the games some insurance companies play and can work tirelessly to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. We also offer legal representation to our clients on a contingency fee basis. That means it won’t cost you anything unless we win. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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