Speeding Can Lead to Car Accidents
Many people in Florida and around the country, whether out of impatience or habit, continually drive their cars over the legal speed limit. 90 percent of all licensed drivers speed at some point, and 75 percent admit to doing it on a regular basis.
While speeding is a common practice for many drivers, that should not diminish the fact that speeding is both dangerous and illegal. Driving over the limit increases your risk of causing a Florida car accident: nearly 1/3 of all car accidents can be attributed in some way to speeding.
What’s more, speeding can also contribute to the severity of a Florida car accident, because you are traveling faster and therefore with more momentum. This can increase the severity of injuries sustained in a side impact collision, rear-end crash, or perhaps worst of all, a head-on wreck.
Speeding can cause many different types of Florida car accidents, including severe single-vehicle accidents, when a driver loses control of their car because they are going too fast, sliding off the road or hitting a guard rail and rolling over.
A speeding driver may also cause multi-vehicle wrecks. These can occur when a driver slides into another car on the road, cuts off or merges into another car on the interstate, or swerves out of their lane into oncoming traffic on a two-lane highway.
Whatever the type of these speeding-induced car crashes, the injuries sustained in them can be catastrophic. Florida car accidents can result in broken bones, disfiguration, paralysis from a back or neck injury, and even head injuries that can lead to mental disability or loss of life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a speeding driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the crash. Those who speed are making a conscious choice that puts all those around them at risk, and they deserve to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions.