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Farah & Farah, P.A.

10 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (800) 533-3555

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Jacksonville High Speed Auto Accident Attorneys

If you've been a victim of a high speed collision caused by another driver's reckless behavior or negligence, you may be able to take legal action against the driver, his company, his insurance provider, or other entities to compensate for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and wages lost (both present and future).

It's common knowledge that speeding is dangerous. But the reasons from the point of views of physics and psychology may be surprising and counterintuitive.

First of all, physics shows that speeding cars are--pound for pound--more deadly than cars that drive according to posted limits. The reason speeding car accidents are more forceful is because, in order to slow a fast moving vehicle down to zero miles per hour, something must exert an equal and opposite force on that vehicle. Often, that "something" ends up being another car or a median divider. The "force" of the crash is equal to the change in momentum of the vehicle(s) involved. The faster a car goes, and the more it weighs, the greater its momentum. Suddenly stopping a four-ton car traveling at 80 miles/hour requires a force identical to the force you'd need to stop an eight-ton semi driving just 40 miles/hour.

Speeding also has psychological ramifications. Human beings did not evolve to drive cars. Our Paleolithic brains have great difficulty dealing with feedback that comes to us when we travel at these "unnatural" speeds. The faster we drive, the less able we are to react to unexpected events on the road.

All this being said, to build an effective case against the speeding driver who caused your car accident, you'll likely need the help of Florida high speed car accident lawyers who understand not only how to establish forensically that the defendant was in fact speeding but also who can provide guidance in dealing with insurance companies. To connect with the team of Farah & Farah, dial (800) 533-3555 now to schedule a free appointment with one of our litigators.

For a free evaluation of your Jacksonville high speed collision case, call our Jacksonville office today at (800) 533-3555