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Cherry Hill Speeding Accident Attorneys

Experienced legal help when you’re injured by a speeding driver in South Jersey

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.

Why do people speed?

There are many reasons why people speed. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Running late. One of the most common reasons why people speed is because they are running late. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as traffic, poor planning, or procrastination.
  • Impatience. Some people speed because they are impatient. They may believe that they can get to their destination faster by speeding, even if it means putting themselves and others at risk.
  • Recklessness. Some people speed because they are reckless. They may believe that they are good drivers and can handle driving at high speeds. However, even the best drivers can make mistakes, and speeding can increase the chances of an accident.
  • Thrill-seeking. Some people speed because they enjoy the thrill of driving fast. This is especially common among young drivers, who may be more likely to take risks.
  • Competition. Some people speed because they are competing with other drivers. This can be especially common on highways or interstates, where drivers may feel pressure to keep up with the flow of traffic.

Whatever the reason, speeding is always dangerous. When drivers speed, they have less time to react to hazards and are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. Speeding also increases the distance it takes to stop a vehicle, which can make it difficult to avoid accidents.

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.

How much is my Cherry Hill speeding accident worth?

The value of your speeding accident case depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the accident, the extent of your injuries, their effects on your life, and the available insurance coverage. It's essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the value of your case accurately. Our lawyers consider the following when demanding proper compensation for your case:

  • Pain and suffering. Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish, can significantly impact the value of your case. The severity and duration of your pain and suffering will be considered.
  • Medical expenses. The cost of medical treatment, including hospital bills, surgeries, doctor's visits, medications, and rehabilitation, is a significant factor in determining the value of your case.
  • Lost wages. If your injuries resulted in missed workdays or reduced earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future income.
  • Property damage. The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and other personal property damaged in the accident can be included in your claim.
  • Permanent disabilities. If your injuries result in permanent disabilities, such as paralysis or disfigurement, your claim's value may increase to account for the long-term impact on your life.

Remember that every client and every accident is different, and the value of your speeding accident case will depend on the specific details and circumstances involved. The Cherry Hill speeding accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can provide personalized guidance and legal representation throughout the claims process.

Do you have a Cherry Hill speeding accident attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There is parking available, and a bus stop right up the block on Rt. 38. If you are too injured or ill to travel, we can schedule a phone or video consultation.

Cherry Hill, NJ speeding accident lawyers helping the injured throughout South Jersey

If you've been injured in a speeding accident, don't wait to seek the compensation and justice you deserve. The experienced speeding accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable are here to fight for your rights and guide you through the often-complicated legal and insurance process. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents can take on victims and their families. To find out your rights to compensation, call our Cherry Hill offices or contact us today for a confidential consultation. Proudly serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey.

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