Speeding Trucks Injury Lawyer
When a large semi-truck or other commercial truck is speeding, it poses a serious risk to others on the road. These mammoths on the highways are difficult to stop and control when they stay within the speed limits but become very dangerous when they reach high speeds. If a speeding commercial truck caused an injury or fatality accident that harmed you or someone you love, there are legal options to seek restitution for damages caused by the driver’s negligence.
In Florida, large trucks are allowed to go the same speed as passenger vehicles. This means a truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds may be legally traveling at 70 MPH on some highways. High speeds can be risky for large trucks. The excess weight and size of these vehicles makes it hard to swerve or stop at high speeds. Even when a commercial truck driver is within the speed limit, they can cause serious accidents if they are unable to effectively control their vehicle.
Determining Fault in a Large Truck Accident
Speed is one of the factors that can help determine who was at fault in an injury truck accident. If the driver of the truck was going above the speed limit, it can help prove that they had difficulty controlling the vehicle. However, if the truck was within the speed limit and it can be proven the driver could not stop in time or caused a collision due to the speed they were traveling, they could be liable for the accident. In addition, the trucking company that employs the driver may also be partially liable for the accident.
Speed and large trucks do not mix and can be deadly on the roadways. If you have been injured in a truck accident where speed was a factor, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today. We offer free consultations to discuss truck accident injury claims at our office in Tampa.