Truck speeding accidents are one of the leading causes of crashes especially in the state of Texas where long expanses of open road often entice drivers to make up time that may have been lost while waiting at a loading dock or working their way through traffic.
Driving beyond posted limits is an illegal action for any motorist, but those who operate commercial vehicles run a greater risk of causing severe damage and debilitating injuries if they are involved in a speeding crash.
Have you or someone that you love suffered a serious injury after being hit by a speeding truck?
Did you know that you or that injury victim may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries &/or losses?
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our truck accident lawyers have a proven track record of helping injury victims recover significant amounts of compensation for injuries that they have sustained due to negligent motorists.
To take the first step toward justice, contact our firm by filling out the free case evaluation form or by calling (877) 920-9009.
How Dangerous Speeding Accidents Occur
Excessive speeding can be caused by a number of factors. While nothing justifies breaking the law, understanding why truckers speed and the consequences of this behavior is integral into preventing these accidents from occurring in the first place.
Speeding collisions may be caused by:
- Trucker negligence or inattention
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Truck driver fatigue
- Belief that speeding is not a serious offense
- Belief that they will not be caught breaking the law
- Rushing to meet delivery deadlines
A speeding truck crash can result in:
- Jackknife accident
- Truckers inability to avoid a collision
- Tipping due to loss of control of the truck
- Exiting the roadway due to loss of control of the truck
- Colliding with the car ahead
- Colliding with a car across lanes
- Hydroplaning accidents
Speed exaggerates the effects of other actions. A collision at a high speed will create a greater force and impact than one that occurs at a lower velocity. Injuries and property damage are typically much more severe when a trucker is driving beyond legal limits.
Getting Help for Your Speeding Truck CrashOur Attorneys Fight for You!
Our firm is no stranger to battling the negligence of truck drivers and transportation companies. We understand the intricacies of the industry and can help you determine who was liable for your crash. If you've been hit by a speeding driver, trust the truck accident attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings to handle your case with swift, competent action.
Call S.A.C. Law today for a FREE case review at (877) 920-9009 or fill out our online evaluation form for help.
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