Speeding is a common cause of motor vehicle accidents in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. If a speeding driver caused your car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Palm Beach Gardens speeding accident lawyers at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, are here to help you file a claim for damages.
With 40 years of legal experience between them, our lawyers have developed the skills and resources to handle complex personal injury cases. Our law firm has obtained settlements and jury awards of more than $60 million for our clients since 2014. We diligently fight to obtain the maximum compensation in each case we handle.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at (561) 944-4000 with one of our car accident lawyers in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
How Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, Can Help You With a Speeding Car Accident Case in Palm Beach Gardens
As a vehicle’s speed increases, the risk of a car accident also increases. Additionally, the severity of injuries increases with the speed of the vehicles in the crash.
Speeding accidents involve traveling at high rates of speeding. They also involve driving too fast for the conditions.
At Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, we work to hold reckless drivers financially liable for the pain and suffering they cause. Our lawyers receive recognition for their legal services from local and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, Expertise.com, The National Trial Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have been featured on Good Morning America, NBC News, and WPTV West Palm Beach.
When you hire our award-winning Palm Beach Gardens car accident lawyers, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the speeding accident to determine how it occurred
- Gather evidence proving the other driver was at fault
- Hire accident reconstructionists and other experts as needed
- Determine how much your case is worth by carefully documenting your injuries and damages
- Negotiate settlements and pursue jury verdicts for the total value of your damages
Call Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, today to schedule a free case review with an experienced Florida car accident lawyer.
Speeding Accidents Are Common in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
For over 20 years, speeding has been a factor in about one-third of motor vehicle deaths in the United States. Speeding also results in a significant number of injuries each year.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), speeding and reckless driving accidents in 2021 accounted for:
- 197 fatal traffic accidents
- 338 incapacitating injuries
- 926 non-incapacitating injuries
- 1,467 possible injuries
- 4,159 property damage only crashes
Unfortunately, these numbers could be low. Some victims might not have reported injuries immediately following a crash. Instead, they could have experienced delayed injury symptoms after a speeding crash.
What Damages Could I Receive for a Palm Beach Gardens Speeding Accident?
Florida’s no-fault laws state accident victims file claims with their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provider after an accident. No-fault insurance benefits are available regardless of who caused the car crash.
However, a victim who sustains serious injuries might have a personal injury claim against the speeding driver. Our Palm Beach Gardens car accident attorneys review your case for free to determine your legal options to recover money for your claim.
If you sustained serious injuries in a speeding accident, you could receive compensation for your economic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Personal care
- Lost wages
- Decrease in future earning capacity
You could also receive non-economic damages for your pain and suffering. These damages include decreased quality of life, emotional distress, permanent impairments, and mental anguish.
If the case facts support punitive damages, you could recover additional money in a lawsuit. However, punitive damages are only awarded in a small number of cases. Our lawyers evaluate your case to determine if it is one of the cases that might justify punitive damages.
Proving Fault and Liability for a Speeding Accident in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
As the injured victim, you must prove the elements of a negligence case to hold the other driver liable for your damages. Therefore, you must have evidence proving the following:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent an accident, such as following the speed limit and other traffic laws.
- The driver breached the duty of care by exceeding safe speeds and/or committing other wrongful acts.
- The breach of duty (i.e., speeding and other wrongful acts) was the direct and proximate cause of your accident.
- You sustained damages because of the accident.
In addition to a negligence claim, you might also have a negligence per se claim. This type of claim can be used when someone breaks the law while causing someone to be injured. Our lawyers pursue all causes of action when fighting for our clients.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Palm Beach Gardens Speeding Accident Lawyers
Speeding drivers should be held accountable when their negligence causes injuries. Our accident attorneys at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, diligently pursue claims against at-fault drivers. Call us to request your free appointment with a Palm Beach Gardens speeding accident attorney.