For the driver of a tractor trailer, time is money. The quicker you reach your destination with your load, the quicker you can get home to see your loved ones. However, in order to get to their destination on time, truck drivers will ignore the speeding limits. At a faster speed, it may be harder to stop the big truck in time if there is traffic on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer that was caused by speeding, you may have a right to recover money for your medical expenses and other losses. The Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers of Munley Law can help. We represent tractor trailer accident victims throughout the Northeast. For a free consultation, contact us today.
Speeding Trucks Can Kill
Large truck accidents have been on the rise since 2010. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a 4 percent increase in truck accident fatalities from 2011 to 2012. And speeding plays a major factor in these accidents.
When a vehicle is speeding down the road, it can miss certain hazards that would be easier to spot by going the speed limit. The following can occur if a tractor trailer is speeding down the road:
- Unable to stop to avoid a collision
- Hydroplaning on wet or icy roads
- Loss of control, causing the truck to jackknife or tip
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You
The truck accident lawyers of Munley Law believe that when speeding is involved in your tractor trailer accident, the responsible party or parties should be held accountable. This may include the truck driver and the company that employs the driver. It may include any other driver, person or entity who in any way contributed to the accident.
Our lawyers help clients negotiate settlements to claims in trucking accidents. We also pursue personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in court to recover money for our clients’ losses. These cases can be complex. But we have the experience, knowledge and dedication needed to help people collect the maximum amount of funds available in these cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident by the driver of a large truck where speeding was involved, you may have a right to recover money. Munley Law assists tractor trailer accident victims throughout the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Contact us now for a free consultation.