Were You Hit By A Speeding Driver?
Car accidents can be among the most devastating and traumatic things that a person can experience. The physical and financial harm can be overwhelming and difficult to recover from. These consequences can be even harder to bear when they could have been entirely avoided if not for the negligent and reckless actions of another driver. Speeding peaks during the summer months, and with it, causes an increase in speeding-related car accidents. If you have suffered injuries due to an accident caused by a speeding driver, you do not have to bear the burden of their negligence alone. You are entitled to damages.
Suing a Speeding Driver
While speeding alone does not give rise to a lawsuit, it does when the speeding results in an accident that leaves you injured. If you have suffered an injury due to an accident caused by a speeding driver, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover all resulting damages. In order to bring a successful personal injury lawsuit in most cases, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, and that their negligence was the cause of the injuries that you suffered. However, when the other driver was speeding or otherwise breaking the law, these two elements are presumed. This is known as de facto negligence, and essentially means that negligence is assumed as a matter of fact. This allows you to recover damages far more easily and effectively than in most negligence car accident cases. Rather than proving all of the ordinary elements, you must only prove that you suffered an injury. This injury should be both physical and financial, and can be established with medical records and any bills or proof of expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
Common Speeding Accident Injuries
While there are countless possible ways that drivers and passengers can be injured when hit by a speeding car, below we have included some of the most common. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, so if you have suffered an injury that is not included, feel free to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our attorneys.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
- Contusions and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated and bulging disks
- Cervical spine injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Injuries to the eye and face
Damages for a Speeding Accident Injury
If you have been hit by a speeding driver and suffered injuries as a result, you are entitled to damages for all expenses incurred as a result of the accident. This includes reimbursement for all costs caused by the injury, including medical bills and treatment costs, the cost of transportation to and from medical appointments, and lost wages. You are also entitled to receive damages for pain and suffering.
Talk to a Lawyer from the Leifer & Ramirez Today
If you have suffered serious injuries due to a speeding or reckless driver, the experienced Boca Raton auto accident attorneys at the Leifer & Ramirez will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Leifer & Ramirez today to schedule a consultation.