June 18, 2012
A major cause of trucking accidents on our nation’s highway is related to excessive speed by truck drivers and operators. Speeding can create dangerous roadway conditions for both passenger vehicles and commercial truck drivers alike. Because of their size and weight, speeding-related accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semis and other commercial trucks can result in serious personal injury or even death.
Because truck operaters are often away from their home and families for long periods of time, there is a natural urge to arrive at their destinations as quick as possible so they can return back home that-much-sooner. Additionally, unrealistic schedules and routes assigned by trucking companies force drivers to expedite their trips — all of which can create unsafe conditions.
There are current federal and state laws in place that require drivers to rest for a minimum amount of time to help reduce truck driver fatigue and accidents related to sleep deprivation. If drivers arrive at their destinations sooner-than-expected, it can be determined that they either truncated the rest statutes or were speeding during the trip.
If your passenger vehicle has been involved in an accident with a truck due to excessive speed and you have sustained injuries, you have rights as a victim. The Truck Accident Lawyer Group and its nationwide network of attorneys can assess your case and determine how you can potentially be compensated for your injuries.
We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS to victims and their families and will work aggressively on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. For a private and confidential consultation, call our offices at 877-736-4222 or fill in your information on the sidebar of this page and one of our legal specialists will get back to you right away.