A speeding vehicle, no matter how small it may be, is a dangerous one. However, when a fully-loaded commercial truck is 75 feet long and weighs as much as 80,000 pounds, then the risks are bound to be greater and much more severe. The damage and injury is likely to be catastrophic if a truck travels at higher speeds.
A small increase in speed can double the impact of a collision. For both cars and trucks, speeding not only increases the risk of a crash or collision, but also greatly reduces the amount of time needed to avoid a potential crash.
Commercial truck drivers have added responsibility when it comes to driving these large big rigs and 18-wheelers. In certain instances, drivers who cause a truck accident due to speeding can actually be charged with a crime. Certain states award punitive damages to the victims of these accidents if found that the driver intentionally or willfully caused the accident due to speeding.
Apart from the negligent truck driver, part of the blame for the truck accident may fall onto the trucking company. Trucking companies can be held liable if their drivers have poor driving records or are insufficiently trained. Trucking companies also often have negligent or unreasonable timetables and schedules, which may encourage truck drivers to speed in order to meet goals and even earn additional money.
If you were seriously injured in a semi accident that may have been caused by speeding, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. A capable truck or semi accident lawyer from The Grossman Law Firm should be able to help you determine the parties responsible for the accident, and should be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.
Seeking legal representation from The Grossman Law Firm
The 18 wheeler accident lawyers at The Grossman Law Firm have more than twenty years of experience in handling vehicular cases, including truck accidents caused by speeding. We will ensure that you are compensated fully and fairly. We will help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
At Grossman Law Firm, our legal services are available to you on a contingency basis. There are no upfront fees, filing costs or court fees. We will only get paid when we win your case and you are paid.
There is no obligation and no cost when you call us for an initial consultation and case evaluation. Call Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529.