Car accidents can have an incredible and unexpected impact on victims who should be prepared with the knowledge of the legal protections available to them. In a joint effort with several other southern states, authorities in Florida will be increasing enforcement against drivers who are caught speeding. Authorities note that it is important for drivers to be safe behind the wheel. Drivers who are negligent can face liability to victims and other potential legal consequences.
Help for victims of car accidents
According to the Traffic Safety Administration, a total 38,680 American were killed in car accidents during 2020 which was a 7.2% increase over 36,096 car accident fatalities in 2019. The number of car accidents attributed to speeding increased by 11% compared to the number of traffic fatalities in 2019. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported a total of 3,334 traffic fatalities in Florida during 2020 which was an increase from 3,192 in 2019.
Each car accident represents a victim or a loved one that is lost. Authorities in Florida are cracking down during the peak summer driving season on speeders. The number of fatal and injury accidents is the highest during the busy summer driving season. Distracted driving is also a danger on the roadways.
Victims of negligent drivers and distracted drivers may be able to recover compensation for their damages through a personal injury claim for damages. Car accident victims should be familiar with these important legal protections to help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages.