Speed limits are posted in order to keep everyone on the road safe from the possibility of losing control of their car, and there are many factors that go into determining what the speed limit of a particular stretch of road should be. These factors include things like whether or not the road goes through a residential area, if there is a sharp curve, a series of s-turns, or other obstacles, a school zone, and more. These limits are designed to ensure that everyone who drives on the roads is able to maintain a safe speed and keep control of their vehicles, but unfortunately not everyone respects or obeys these laws. Choosing to drive over a speed limit is dangerous and reckless, and when someone causes an accident due to speeding, the victims deserve compensation.
Hire a Car Accident Attorney Today To Get The Money You Deserve
Fasig | Brooks is a team of Jacksonville car accident lawyers dedicated to helping the victims of personal injuries, including speeding car accidents, to get the compensation they rightfully deserve for their accident. We know the ins and outs of personal injury law and car accident claims, and this experience and knowledge will be a major benefit for your own situation. Trying to handle this process on your own can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you are trying to focus on treating and recovering from catastrophic injuries at the same time. We are here to help.
Don’t Face The Insurance Company Alone
When you are involved in an accident that someone else is responsible for, you will need to work with their insurance company (or your own, if they are uninsured) to reach a settlement agreement that is intended to cover your costs of this accident. You will work directly with a claims adjuster throughout an investigation, and upon concluding their investigation they will make a one-time settlement offer. If you have been doing your own calculations, you will be shocked at how low this offer is.
Insurance companies focus on paying as little as possible for any claim, and your situation is no different. However, many fail to realize that this offer is simply the start of a series of negotiations, and not the best you can get for your suffering and your injuries. Instead of handling these negotiations on your own, we will be there to represent you every step of the way.
Calculating Damages After a Speeding Car Accident
In order to have the leverage you need in order to get a fair settlement, you will need to have your own supporting evidence and documentation to use during negotiations. This is why it is so important that you hire a personal injury attorney immediately after your accident – ideally before you even file a claim with the insurance company. While the claims adjuster is looking for all of the possible ways to limit your settlement, we will be going through every detail of your accident and all of the impacts on your life in order to reach an understanding of the ACTUAL impacts.
Economic damages are the basis of a personal injury claim, and they account for the measurable financial impacts of an accident. They include all of your medical-related costs and expenses, as well as any changes to your income, such as missed workdays, any sick leave, paid time off, or vacation pay that you use to cover missed days, as well as any impacts to your actual earning capacity or ability. In addition, economic damages include any services that you may need to pay for that you would have otherwise performed on your own, such as driving, cleaning, cooking, and more.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate, because they seek financial compensation for things that do not have dollar values, such as the pain and suffering that a victim endures after an accident, and the emotional impacts of their injuries and experience in the crash. Since they are so abstract, these are the damages that an insurance company is most likely to push back on; however, these damages are just as important as those that come with receipts. We will fight to make sure that you get the money you deserve and not just the money that the insurance company would like to pay.
Once we have gathered all of the information about the amount you deserve, we will then need to make sure that you are not held responsible for the accident in any capacity. Florida uses a legal framework known as “comparative fault” that allows for blame to be assigned to more than one individual, including the victim. The victim is still entitled to collect damages, but their final damages will be reduced by the percentage that they are “at fault” for the crash. If there is any question about how the accident happened, we will need to be sure that these questions are answered and that your settlement is not reduced.