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Cherry Hill Speeding Accident Attorneys
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There are many reasons why people speed. Some people speed because they are running late. Others speed because they are impatient or reckless. Others speed because they believe that they are good drivers and can handle driving at high speeds.
If you are injured in a speeding accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. The experienced Cherry Hill speeding accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can help you file a claim and negotiate on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation possible. Visit our verdicts and settlement page to see how we can help you and your family.
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How dangerous is speeding?
The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that speeding was a factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2021 – 12,330 people died in 11,057 accidents, an average of over 33 people a day. Per the NSC, “A crash is considered speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense or if racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was indicated as a contributing factor in the crash.” They also report that speeding-related deaths increased “7.9% from 2020,” the most deaths recorded since 2007.
What types of injuries are caused by Cherry Hill speeding accidents?
Speeding accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, often more severe and life-threatening than those in accidents involving lower speeds. The types of injuries caused by speeding accidents can vary depending on various factors, including the speed of the vehicles involved and the overall impact of the collision. Common injuries associated with speeding accidents include:
- Neck trauma/whiplash. Whiplash is a common injury in rear-end collisions caused by speeding drivers. It can lead to neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and reduced range of motion.
- Soft tissue injuries. Speeding accidents can result in soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, which affect muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries may cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
- Bone fractures. High-speed collisions caused by speeding drivers can lead to broken bones, including fractures of the arms, legs, ribs, and other areas of the body.
- Brain injuries. Speeding accidents increase the risk of head injuries, including concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can have lasting cognitive and physical effects.
- Spinal cord injuries. Speeding accidents can result in spinal cord injuries, which may lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, and other severe neurological complications.
- Internal injuries. The force of a speeding collision can cause internal injuries, such as damage to organs like the liver, spleen, or kidneys, which may require surgery.
- Chest injuries. Chest injuries, including contusions, fractures, and damage to the ribcage, can result from the impact of airbags or seatbelts in high-speed accidents.
- Facial injuries. Airbag deployment or impact with the steering wheel can result in facial injuries, including fractures, lacerations, and dental damage.
- Burns. In some high-speed accidents, fires or explosions can occur, causing burns of varying degrees, which may require extensive medical treatment and surgery.
- Psychological injuries. The emotional trauma of being involved in a high-speed accident can result in conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
- Fatal injuries. Tragically, high-speed accidents often result in fatalities, leaving families to cope with the loss of a loved one.
Seeking prompt medical attention after a speeding accident is critical, as some injuries may not manifest symptoms immediately – especially brain injuries or internal injuries. Then, talk to the personal injury attorneys at Ferrara & Gable to find out how we can help.
Who will be held responsible for my Cherry Hill speeding accident?
In a speeding accident, responsibility for the accident and related damages will typically fall on the driver who was speeding and, therefore, acting negligently. However, liability can also extend to other parties or factors in certain situations. Here are some key points regarding liability in a speeding accident:
- Speeding driver. The primary and most obvious party liable for the accident is the driver who was speeding. Speeding is a clear violation of traffic laws and is considered negligent behavior. The speeding driver may be held responsible for all your resulting damages, including medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
- Shared liability. Both drivers involved in an accident can share some degree of fault. In New Jersey, the comparative negligence rule allows for a determination of fault based on each driver’s actions. If you were also found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. Our Cherry Hill car accident attorneys work to demonstrate that you held zero fault in your accident.
- Other parties. In some cases, liability may extend to other parties or entities. For example, if a vehicle defect or malfunction contributed to the accident, the manufacturer or maintenance provider could be held partially responsible. Additionally, if road conditions or signage were hazardous and contributed to the accident, the government entity responsible for road maintenance may share liability.
- Employer liability. If the at-fault driver was operating a vehicle for their employer at the time of the accident and had been speeding during work-related activities, the employer may be held partially responsible for the accident.
The Cherry Hill speeding accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable work to secure you the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.