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Speeding Accident Lawyer in Miami, FL

 

Speeding is one of the most common causes for car accidents in Miami. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 1 in 3 car accidents involves speeding. Even when it’s not the only cause, speeding can make an accident more severe—and more costly. If you were injured in an accident and believe the other driver was speeding, don’t face your claim without legal help. Talk to a Miami speeding accident lawyer.

We can help you. We work with some of the most experienced and respect accident attorneys in the state. Let us give you a FREE consultation with a top Miami car accident lawyer—and help you get the money you deserve. Fill out the form or call 305-363-6020 to get your FREE consultation today.

What are my rights in a speeding accident in Miami?

Speeding is one of the most common causes for car accidents in Miami. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 1 in 3 car accidents involves speeding. Even when it’s not the only cause, speeding can make an accident more severe—and more costly. If you were injured in an accident and believe the other driver was speeding, don’t face your claim without legal help. Talk to a Miami speeding accident lawyer.

We can help you. We work with some of the most experienced and respect accident attorneys in the state. Let us give you a FREE consultation with a top Miami car accident lawyer—and help you get the money you deserve. Fill out the form or call 305-363-6020 to get your FREE consultation today.

What are my rights in a speeding accident in Miami?

If the other driver was speeding, and that’s what caused the accident, you may have a claim against that driver. In other words, you could recover money from them or their insurance. But in Miami, it depends on what happened and the costs involved.

Here’s why. Florida is considered a “no fault” state for car accidents. That means that, in theory, your own insurance should cover all of your costs, and you don’t have to worry about who caused the accident. In reality, however, that’s not always how it works—and insurance rarely covers everything.

For example, your insurance may cover either of the following:

  • The wages you lost for missing work due to the accident
  • Any costs that go above your policy maximum

This is a major problem, because Miami drivers are only required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) car insurance, but car accident costs often exceed $10,000. That leaves you stuck with the bill for the difference. And even in smaller cases, your deductible comes out of the money you recover.

Florida law gives you the right to recover money from the other driver to make up the difference. The only restriction is that your costs musts be greater than $10,000.

You can also file a claim against the other driver if you suffered a permanent injury of any kind, regardless of the costs involved.

How do I know if the other driver was speeding?

An important rule of thumb is don’t rule it out. Unless you KNOW how fast they were going, don’t assume they weren’t speeding.

This is for two reasons:

  • Speeding is perhaps the most common traffic violation. Since nearly a third of all accidents involve speeding, there’s a high chance that your accident is one of them.
  • You have no way of knowing how fast another driver was going. Things happen fast in an accident and it’s simply hard to tell, in a split second, what speed another care was going.

Obviously, if someone is doing 75 mph in a school zone, you can tell they were speeding. But what if they were doing 45 mph when the limit is 35 mph? What if it’s a side-impact accident, or you didn’t see them until they hit? There’s simply no way to be sure. We see far too many accident victims who give the other driver an “out” or even blame themselves. This is a natural reaction, but don’t fall for it—you have a legal right to recover money.

The best way to know if the other driver was speeding is to let the professionals find out. For example:

  1. Tell officers at the scene if you suspect the other driver was speeding. They need to be aware of this from the start.
  2. Talk to witnesses. If someone saw the other vehicle speeding, that’s important testimony. Get all the witnesses’ contact information so that your lawyer can follow up with them.
  3. Let police investigate. Police crash investigators may be able to use forensic clues such as the tire skid marks or the damage to the vehicles to estimate speed.
  4. Trust your lawyer. A good lawyer will have their own investigation team that can reconstruct what happened even if police didn’t do the job.

You should always talk to a lawyer within 48 hours of your accident—preferably sooner. A lawyer should be the first person you call after getting the medical attention you need.

How much money can I recover in a speeding accident in Miami?

The money you recover will depend on the costs of your accident. In our opinion, the most important thing you can do is get all of the medical care you need—and you shouldn’t have to pay for it. You also shouldn’t be left holding the bill for your hospital bills, missed work time, car repairs or other costs. Often, these are far more than the insurance admits, and the offer the insurance company gives you may not come close to covering them.

The state of Florida also gives you the right to recover money for non-financial losses in some cases. You’ll often hear this called “pain and suffering,” but it can include much more than that. You can be awarded extra money if you suffer any kind of permanent effect, loss, or painful recovery.

Every car accident claim is different. But many pay out $50,000 more. Some pay over a million dollars. Don’t face your claim without a legal professional on your side. Talk to a lawyer.

Talk to a Miami Speeding Accident Lawyer for Free

Don’t pass up money that you have a legal right to—especially when you’re already dealing with the pain and costs of a car accident. Your insurance company has a reason to pay out the smallest amount they can get away with. Let a lawyer look at your case and give you a professional opinion. It costs you nothing, and could lead to recovering far more money than you otherwise would have.

Let us give you a FREE consultation. Fill out the form or call us at 305-363-6020 and get your free consultation today.

If the other driver was speeding, and that’s what caused the accident, you may have a claim against that driver. In other words, you could recover money from them or their insurance. But in Miami, it depends on what happened and the costs involved.

Here’s why. Florida is considered a “no fault” state for car accidents. That means that, in theory, your own insurance should cover all of your costs, and you don’t have to worry about who caused the accident. In reality, however, that’s not always how it works—and insurance rarely covers everything.

For example, your insurance may cover either of the following:

  • The wages you lost for missing work due to the accident
  • Any costs that go above your policy maximum

This is a major problem, because Miami drivers are only required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) car insurance, but car accident costs often exceed $10,000. That leaves you stuck with the bill for the difference. And even in smaller cases, your deductible comes out of the money you recover.

Florida law gives you the right to recover money from the other driver to make up the difference. The only restriction is that your costs musts be greater than $10,000.

You can also file a claim against the other driver if you suffered a permanent injury of any kind, regardless of the costs involved.

How do I know if the other driver was speeding?

An important rule of thumb is don’t rule it out. Unless you KNOW how fast they were going, don’t assume they weren’t speeding.

This is for two reasons:

  • Speeding is perhaps the most common traffic violation. Since nearly a third of all accidents involve speeding, there’s a high chance that your accident is one of them.
  • You have no way of knowing how fast another driver was going. Things happen fast in an accident and it’s simply hard to tell, in a split second, what speed another care was going.

Obviously, if someone is doing 75 mph in a school zone, you can tell they were speeding. But what if they were doing 45 mph when the limit is 35 mph? What if it’s a side-impact accident, or you didn’t see them until they hit? There’s simply no way to be sure. We see far too many accident victims who give the other driver an “out” or even blame themselves. This is a natural reaction, but don’t fall for it—you have a legal right to recover money.

The best way to know if the other driver was speeding is to let the professionals find out. For example:

  1. Tell officers at the scene if you suspect the other driver was speeding. They need to be aware of this from the start.
  2. Talk to witnesses. If someone saw the other vehicle speeding, that’s important testimony. Get all the witnesses’ contact information so that your lawyer can follow up with them.
  3. Let police investigate. Police crash investigators may be able to use forensic clues such as the tire skid marks or the damage to the vehicles to estimate speed.
  4. Trust your lawyer. A good lawyer will have their own investigation team that can reconstruct what happened even if police didn’t do the job.

You should always talk to a lawyer within 48 hours of your accident—preferably sooner. A lawyer should be the first person you call after getting the medical attention you need.

How much money can I recover in a speeding accident in Miami?

The money you recover will depend on the costs of your accident. In our opinion, the most important thing you can do is get all of the medical care you need—and you shouldn’t have to pay for it. You also shouldn’t be left holding the bill for your hospital bills, missed work time, car repairs or other costs. Often, these are far more than the insurance admits, and the offer the insurance company gives you may not come close to covering them.

The state of Florida also gives you the right to recover money for non-financial losses in some cases. You’ll often hear this called “pain and suffering,” but it can include much more than that. You can be awarded extra money if you suffer any kind of permanent effect, loss, or painful recovery.

Every car accident claim is different. But many pay out $50,000 more. Some pay over a million dollars. Don’t face your claim without a legal professional on your side. Talk to a lawyer.

Talk to a Miami Speeding Accident Lawyer for Free

Don’t pass up money that you have a legal right to—especially when you’re already dealing with the pain and costs of a car accident. Your insurance company has a reason to pay out the smallest amount they can get away with. Let a lawyer look at your case and give you a professional opinion. It costs you nothing, and could lead to recovering far more money than you otherwise would have.

Let us give you a FREE consultation. Fill out the form or call us at 305-363-6020 and get your free consultation today.

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