Speeding is something that most drivers are guilty of from time to time. However, truck drivers often speed for different reasons and the results can be devastating when a truck accident caused by speeding occurs. It is crucial to have an attorney on your side who is experienced at handling these kinds of claims and has your best interests in mind.
At The Law Office of Gretchen Myers, P.C., we have a firm grasp of the complexities that are unique to trucking or semi tractor-trailer accident cases. We know the issues that go on behind the scenes in this industry and how to use them to prove liability. To learn more about our services and how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
In many cases involving truck accidents caused by speeding, the driver is going over the speed limit or too fast for the circumstances at the time the collision occurs. Drivers may barrel through a construction zone too fast or fail to slow down during extreme weather such as snow or heavy rain. This type of driver negligence can easily be avoided if the driver exercised the appropriate level of care and deference to other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, though, truck drivers sometimes forget or are too tired to remain focused on the fact that they need more time and space to brake the huge, heavy semi tractor-trailer they are driving, which means there is a higher likelihood that more vehicles and people will be involved if they are speeding and do need to stop abruptly.
Truck drivers also speed because of the constant pressure they are under to move cargo quickly to an intended destination and have it delivered on time. Drivers tend to work longer hours and push their limits to meet these expectations, even if it means violating traffic laws and federal regulations surrounding limits. In certain situations, if the trucker does not get to the end destination in a certain amount of time, the receiver can deny off-loading the cargo and then the supplier has to absorb the cost.
There is a saying in the industry, "if the wheels aren't rolling, you aren't getting paid." So idle time sitting in traffic, waiting for freight to be unloaded or filling the tank at a gas station has to be made up. Speeding may be the result of an inexperienced or unqualified driver, time constraints or the desire for additional compensation. The blame frequently is directly related to the culture and practices of certain companies or trucking company negligence.
Whether you are involved in a truck accident caused by speeding on highways, I-55, I-70, I-64/40, I-170, I-270, or I-370, attorney Gretchen Myers can help. We are skilled at accident reconstruction and proving liability. We will aggressively negotiate on your behalf and we are not afraid to take a accident injury claim or wrongful death case to trial, when necessary. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck or semi tractor-trailer accident caused by speeding, contact The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C., to arrange your free initial consultation today. We are here so you don't have to face this difficult time alone.