Truck drivers crisscross Michigan and every state in the U.S. every day to deliver cargo. The recipients expect on-time arrivals, which is why even experienced truck drivers could make the regrettable mistake of hitting speeds above posted limits. Doing so may prove risky since speeding increases the chances of an accident.
However, victims of a vehicle accident caused by a truck driver deserve to get compensation for their injuries, especially if there are significant medical bills or issues that force one or more victims to miss work as a direct result of the accident. Our team of experienced truck accident attorneys at Bashore Green can help.
Speeding and truck driving
Even if there are not many cars on the road, speeding remains a dangerous moving violation under any circumstance. Truck drivers, just like anyone else, make mistakes. Commercial truck drivers should know better than to speed, but many violate the rules anyway. A massive tractor-trailer requires a significant distance to come to a complete stop. When speeding, the required distance increases. Being unable to stop the truck as quickly as possible could make an otherwise avoidable accident even worse.
Truck accidents and legal issues
Speeding represents an act of negligence. When a truck driver travels at an unsafe speed and causes a truck accident, the driver may find defending against a personal injury lawsuit to be challenging. Trucking companies may rely on insurance to cover any losses, which might also benefit the victims. An insurance settlement could move faster than a lawsuit, and a top insurance company likely maintains enough solvency to cover payments.
With that said, negotiating with an insurance company and navigating the legal process may require experience. A truck accident attorney from Bashore Green may handle such steps on a client’s behalf.
Devastating truck accidents could result in severe injuries or even fatalities. Truck accident victims may want to contact an attorney to help them determine their legal options for seeking compensation. Contact us at 248-209-6009 or online to learn more.