Technology has enabled humans with the dangerous ability to travel at high speeds, but this also increases the possibility of harm to drivers and passengers on the road. An accident created by a collision where one or both parties is moving at an excessive speed can have utterly devastating effects on those involved.
High-speed collisions are often the result of another driver’s negligence and carelessness. In such cases, the driver at fault should face the consequences of his or her reckless actions. If you are the injured victim of such an accident, you have the right to take legal action against the offender, and hiring a skilled car high speed collision lawyer is the best way to guarantee that your rights are protected.
GMV Law Group is ready to face your offenders and their insurance companies as we represent you, protect your rights, and defend your interests. Our Broward County auto accident attorneys are aggressive, determined, and unintimidated about taking your case to trial, if that is what it takes to win maximum compensation for your injuries. We are passionate about protecting the rights of innocent victims.
The process of seeking recovery for your injuries and losses is an often frightening process to the unexperienced, but it is one that our firm knows well. We are confident and capable of handling each specific element of your case every step of the way while you focus on what matters most: healing from the trauma of your high speed collision.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay lawyer fees to us unless we win your case. Our interest are directly aligned with yours, one more guarantee that we will fight hard for your rights and recovery.
Our Broward County law firm is proud to serve individuals and families throughout Southeastern Florida, including the areas of Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderhill, Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, and surrounding communities. We offer free initial consultations with our attorneys where you can begin discussing your case. To schedule a time for your consultation, please call us today or send us an online message. Don’t wait any longer to begin the compensation claim process, and don’t face any part of it alone. Call us now at 954-530-6206.
The Dangers of Speeding in Florida
Perhaps the most abused law on the road is speeding. People think that by going beyond the speed limit, they will get to their destination much more quickly. However, such thinking does not take into account the danger speeding causes not only to the driver, but to all others sharing the road. Speeding can become negligence, and negligence can quickly cause harm to others.
The severity of a high speed collision is determined by a simple equation, one that can possibly change a driver’s perspective on speeding and the risks it brings:
MASS x SPEED = FORCE
This means that the weight of the car and how fast the car is moving are directly connected to the amount of force that will come in an impact. For example, a 2,000-pound vehicle going 20mph has 40,000 pounds of stopping force. And 20mph is not considered a high speed whatsoever. This equation is sometimes called “kinetic energy,” which multiplies exponentially as the speed is increased. The faster a car is moving, the higher the stopping force, and the more likely the risk of injury or death.
This simple math proves how dangerous speeding can be, much less high speeds. While low-speed accidents can cause catastrophic injuries determined by the factors involved, high-speed crashes will always have a significantly larger risk of injury and death.
Roles of an Auto Accident Attorney
GMV Law Group roles are consistent when it comes to the majority of personal injury cases. During the legal process, we primarily focus on the following:
Consultation – We begin by giving all those who believe they have a personal injury claim a confidential, free consultation. Our consultations are relaxed and without obligations – we merely talk with potential clients about the details of their specific accident and then lay out the possible legal options for that specific situation.
Investigation – After a consultation, if clients want to move forward and choose us as their legal representation in the claims process, our legal team then begins to proactively investigate the case. We look for details, interview witnesses, gather details, consult with medical professionals, evaluate the injuries and damages, and communicate with insurance companies. Even before our clients have completed their medical treatment, we are able to start the litigation process.
Mediation – We are trial attorneys always ready and willing to take a claim to court, but sometimes the defendant responds with an agreeable settlement amount. If so, then the case can be completed before ever stepping foot into a court, but instead by mediation. This is when a trained mediator leads a meeting that is structured to involve both the defendant and his or her attorney or insurance representative and you as the victim and one of our GMV Law Group personal injury attorneys. We communicate with the mediator and other side about just settlement, which we never agree upon without your consent. At the end of the day, we represent you, and you have the final word in the amount you will accept as fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Litigation – If settlement attempts fail, your attorney will then file a complaint with the court and begin trial preparation. While the claim can be settled at any point following this, we always prepare as if we will appear in court. If we do go to trial, we have the experience and skill to aggressively present your case and demand the compensation you deserve.
Types of Damages in a High Speed Accident
Economic Damages – This category compensates the victim for any actual loss or financial loss that resulted from the injury, such as hospital bills, lost wages, or damage to your car.
Non-Economic Damages – Some damages are beyond the realm of exact monetary cost. Pain and suffering, emotional trauma and mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, physical disfigurement or impairment – all these are considered a non-financial loss, meaning there is not a direct monetary number attached to these experiences.
Exemplary Damages – Also known as punitive damages, these are awarded to the plaintiff if the defendant’s actions were so grossly negligent that they should be punished for these very actions. This is only possible if the plaintiff can prove that the defendant intentionally caused the injury, or that the defendant knew his or her actions created a serious risk and continued with the dangerous actions, disregarding the possibility of risking harm to others.
Using an Attorney after a High-Speed Collision Accident
Our firm is experienced with high-speed auto accidents, making us ready to help clients injured by another person’s negligence. Our mission is to help you prove the negligence of the driver and receive compensation for the damages you have experienced. We fight for maximum recovery for our clients: that all the costs resulting from the accident, such as lost wages and medical bills, are covered. Our experience in preparing a claim for our clients, along with our experience in the courtroom if that claim is not settled before it goes to court, makes us a strong opponent to insurance companies. We are ready to do all we can to prove you are the victim and deserve justice.
Our team is focused on our clients. Our attorneys study each case meticulously, using their analysis to find the facts that provide objectivity in the counsel they provide and using sound evidence to prove the cause of the accident lies with the defendant. We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to creating your claim.
If you are ready to talk with one of our attorneys today about your accident, please call us and schedule a free consultation. We are proud to represent clients throughout Southeastern Florida, including Coral Springs, Plantation, Weston, Margate, Davie, Sunrise, Hollywood, Pomano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Coconut Creek, and Tamarac, along with many others. And we are ready to begin the process of representing YOU!
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