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Did you know that speeding causes roughly one-third of car accident fatalities? Speeding contributed to 29% of national car crash deaths in 2021, but speeding accidents produce countless non-fatal injuries as well.

If you sustained injuries in a car crash caused by speeding, you deserve compensation. Gordon & Partners can help.

Does Speeding Contribute to Many Florida Collisions?

In 2021, there were 16,570 collisions in Florida, with speeding or aggressive driving being a contributing factor. A combination of these behaviors caused some of these crashes.

Incident Drivers Passengers Non-Motorists
Speeding – Fatalities 149 50 12
Speeding and Aggressive Driving – Fatalities 140 47 10
Speeding – Injuries 1776 591 43
Speeding and Aggressive Driving – Injuries 871 365 28

With thousands of recorded injuries and thousands of suspected injuries, you can see that speeding is a serious problem, and it often causes avoidable accidents.

Why Is Speeding So Dangerous?

Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to control, maneuver and stop their vehicle. In addition, speeding cars can intimidate other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians nearby, causing them to take evasive maneuvers that could, in turn, cause an accident.

Longer Stopping Distance

The faster a car is going, the longer distance it requires to stop. Consider the distances it takes to stop at certain speeds:

  • 30 mph: 89 feet
  • 40 mph: 139 feet
  • 50 mph: 198 feet
  • 60 mph: 268 feet
  • 70 mph: 348 feet
  • 80 mph: 439 feet

These distances include the driver’s perception and reaction times along with braking distance. Notice that when the speed doubles, the required stopping distance triples.

Traffic or road conditions can change in the blink of an eye, and speeding may prevent drivers from stopping in time to avoid causing an accident.

Maneuverability Issues

As speeds increase, the maneuverability of a vehicle decreases. When it is difficult for drivers to control steering, they may not be able to change directions quickly enough to miss hitting another vehicle.

Less Opportunity To React

Delayed reaction times can increase the required stopping distances mentioned earlier. At high speeds, it is sometimes more difficult to perceive dangers and process appropriate reactions, such as braking.

Increased Chance of Missing Traffic or Roadway Signs

There are many signs along U.S. streets, highways and interstates, indicating an upcoming exit, road construction, speed limit changes and school zones. Driving too fast can make these signs difficult or impossible to read, even if drivers notice them.

Speeding drivers who realize at the last second that they are about to miss their exit often swerve, brake suddenly or otherwise disrupt the traffic flow. This can cause collisions, whether they involve speeding drivers or others attempting to compensate for their erratic behaviors.

Ripple Effect

One speeding driver can create a ripple effect that leads to multiple-vehicle collisions that affect countless lives.

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Isn’t Speeding Illegal?

Florida laws prohibit speeding. Unfortunately, the state’s residents and visitors often ignore this requirement. Law enforcement officers can issue citations for speeding, but that won’t help people injured in a speeding accident.

In addition to being illegal, speeding is also a negligent behavior, making many of those injured in accidents caused by speeding eligible to seek compensation.

What Is Negligence?

In legal terms, negligence refers to a person failing to act as a reasonable person would in the same situation to prevent harming themselves or others. Every driver has a duty of care that requires them to avoid unsafe driving behaviors.

Negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims. Your Gordon & Partners attorney will prove the speeding driver’s negligence by showing that:

  • They owed you a duty of care.
  • They breached their duty of care.
  • You sustained an injury.
  • The breach was the direct cause of your injury and related damages.

We will need to investigate your accident and gather evidence to support your claim.

Why Do You Need an Attorney?

You do not have to hire a speeding accident lawyer to help with your accident claim, but you will probably have a significantly higher payout if you do. Florida car accident claims may have associated challenges that you might have difficulty handling alone.

Shared Fault

Multiple drivers contribute to causing many collisions. In Florida, we use modified comparative negligence in car accident claims to determine whether you can seek compensation and how much you might receive.

Each driver involved in a collision receives an assigned percentage of fault, which may be zero if you bear no responsibility.

If your assigned degree of fault is less than 50%, you can seek compensation from other at-fault drivers. However, the amount of your payout will be reduced by that same percentage. For example, if you have $100,000 of damages and are 35% responsible for causing your accident, you can only receive $65,000.

Liable insurance companies may try to place an undeserved portion of blame on you to minimize the amounts they must pay for your claim. When you hire Gordon & Partners, we will not let this happen to you.

Insurance Company Tactics

Insurance companies have an obligation to pay valid claims if their policyholders cause an accident, and they know how much your claim is worth. However, they often try to coerce people into accepting unreasonably low settlement offers or trick them into admitting fault when there is none. They might also deny claims outright.

Your attorney will not let insurance companies take advantage of you. We can handle all communications with their representatives, negotiate a favorable settlement or take your case to trial if they refuse to cooperate.


Speeding accidents often cause serious injuries due to the increased impact force:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue and internal organ damage
  • Head or traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations and severe bruising
  • Spinal cord damage

You may be in pain during your recovery and unable to handle all necessary aspects of your claim effectively. Fortunately, you don’t have to when you have Gordon & Partners fighting for your rights.


Proper evidence gathered through an investigation must support your claim for compensation. An investigation takes resources, time and a considerable effort that you may not have.

Government Involvement

Government agencies are obligated to maintain roads, streetlights, road signs and traffic signals in their jurisdictions. While you can hold these agencies accountable if they don’t maintain these things adequately, claims against them are subject to stricter procedures and requirements. The statute of limitations for filing a claim against the government is typically shorter than others, as well.

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Why Should You Hire a Speeding Accident Lawyer From Gordon & Partners?

Since 1993, Gordon & Partners has helped thousands of those injured in accidents win personal injury claims. Our firm has over 20 attorneys with more than 200 years of combined experience handling speeding accident claims like yours successfully. Our experience and big-firm resources make us capable of helping you with your claim, but our dedication to our clients means you will get the personal attention you deserve.

Contact Gordon & Partners today to request your free case evaluation. You won’t pay us any fees unless we win compensation for you. Call us 24/7 at 855-722-2552, submit our online form or use live chat. We have multiple offices across Florida for your convenience.

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