Inverness, FL Car Accident Injury Lawyers
Citrus County Automobile Accident/Crash Injury Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
101 West Main Street #303
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It is widely known that car collisions can be devastating, but when speeding results in a car accident, the outcome can be deadly. The faster a driver behind the wheel of a car speeds, the greater the risk for a collision. A smashup that occurs as a result of high speeds causes an increase in forces on the human body, which can create serious personal injuries. Unfortunately, speeding is rampant throughout Florida’s roads and highways and is a dominant factor contributing to traffic accidents.
Recent data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that speeding was a prevalent cause of 31 percent of all fatal automobile accidents in 2009, totaling 10,591 lives that were lost in collisions that were related to speeding. Speeding is recognized as a deliberate behavior where the driver is acutely aware of the dangers, but assumes the risk anyways. Speeding-related crashes are estimated by the NHTSA to cost society $40.4 billion per year.
Inverness, Florida Auto Accident Attorneys Whittel & Melton, LLC – 352-726-0078
Many people believe that all speeding-related fatalities occur on Interstate highways, but truthfully speeding drivers can be found anywhere. Statistics by the NHTSA show that only 12 percent of all speeding-related collisions in 2009 happened on Interstate highways. A gigantic 88 percent of fatalities from speeding drivers occurred on non- Interstate highways. Exceeding the speed limit by even five miles per hour over the designated speed limit set forth by traffic engineers in combination with federal, state and local governments can prove to be lethal. It is important that when you decide to travel down any of Florida’s roadways that you pay attention to the maximum speeds to ensure your safety as well as others.
According to the U.S Census Bureau, there are more than 300 million people residing in the United States, and an estimated 250 million of those people own at least one automobile per household, leaving around 50 million with just their legs as transportation. Unfortunately, pedestrians are hit by speeding drivers every day. When a car’s speed is a mere five miles per hour over the proper speed limit when it collides with a pedestrian, the situation leave the pedestrian suffering major injuries or even wrongful death. Pedestrian injuries from speeding drivers could leave the person with broken bones, fractures and even permanent catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Speeding accidents are entirely avoidable. The Florida Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC advise all drivers to decrease their speeds when travelling from Point A to Point B. Speeding will not save you that much time and will only increase the hazards for yourself, passengers and others. To prevent speeding-related injuries and deaths, drivers should follow the three-second rule:
- When driving, no matter what the speed, pick out a sign, pole or object alongside the road.
- When the car directly in front of you moves past the target, count up to three seconds.
- Your vehicle should not reach the target before you count to three.
- If the front of your vehicle does reach the marker before you count off three seconds, back off and try the rule again.
It is important to not take your eyes off of the road when following this guideline because that could create another type of disastrous smashup. If you feel you may be too distracted of a driver to participate in this activity, a passenger in the vehicle can count out loud for you and let you know where you stand according to this rule.
Call Whittel & Melton Now If You’ve Been Injured in an Accident in Inverness or elsewhere in Florida- Statewide and Toll-free 1-866-608-5LAW (5529)
If you or someone you care for was injured or killed in a collision due to a speeding driver, contact the Florida Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or by calling our Citrus County office at 352-726-0078 or toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529). We can set up your initial FREE consultation and direct you towards your best plan of action. We can help you recover damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost Wages
- Loss of future earnings
Florida law entitles you to recover damages and compensation for injuries that were a direct result of an auto accident caused by negligent driver. Call now for your complimentary consultation and allow us to help you and your loved ones recover from this substantial hardship. Our firm handles cases throughout Florida, and Citrus County, including Inverness, Crystal River, Lecanto, Beverly Hills, Floral City, Hernando, Holder, Homosassa and Homosassa Springs. Call our Inverness office immediately by dialing 352-726-0078.
Automobile Accident Injury Attorneys in Citrus County, Florida
Whittel & Melton, LLC
111 West Main Street, #303