Speeding violations are instituted by governments for the sake of public safety. Personal and commercial vehicles that speed place an immense danger to other drivers on roads and highways. Therefore, speeding laws are created to curtail drivers from driving at a high speed.
Nevertheless, many commercial vehicles tend to disobey these laws across interstate lines. Commercial truck drivers speed to get to their destination on time within their tight work schedules. However, it is the job and duty of all truck drivers to drive safely to their destination without endangering the lives of others.
Commercial truck accidents can cause some of the worst incidents on the road. Trucks that drive fast may be unable to control their vehicles under severe weather conditions or bad road conditions. In addition, the sheer size of these commercial trucks means the driver must have solid control over the vehicle. By speeding recklessly, the driver may be unable to control the vehicle effectively at high speeds. This can result in the truck jack-knifing another vehicle, rolling over on the road or going off the road and hitting property.
Trucks are also unique due to their complex braking and tire systems. A truck driver needs to maintain their speed so they do not put stress on their brakes or their tires. Brakes can give out on a truck driver and their excessive speeding can make the situation worse for everyone on the road. Reckless speeding can also cause a tire to blow out and can make the truck driver lose control of the vehicle.
People who have experienced an automobile accident with a truck have rights to sue for damages. Criminal analysis and technology allow legal teams to investigate the truck driver’s travel mileage, gather witness testimony and calculate the speed of the truck with factors like the damage of the vehicles, the weather and road conditions and the speed limits on the roads. With these factors combined, a legal team can help a person receive damages for any medical expenses, insurance costs or property destruction.
Most commercial truck drivers are well-trained and will know how to travel safely on all roads. However, those who do not take their responsibilities seriously are putting themselves and others at immense risk. It is important to know that such reckless speeding driving will not go unpunished. If you were involved in an accident because a truck was speeding or driving recklessly, you can call us immediately for a free consultation and learn more about what our attorneys can do for you as recovering compensation for your pain and suffering along with any medical bills you’ve incurred or will incur as a result of your injuries.
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