Speeding Truck Accident Claim
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be devastating for drivers and occupants of passenger vehicles, in large part because these trucks are so much larger and heavier. What’s more, the faster that large mass is moving at the time of collision, the more severe the force it imparts on impact. According to the California Highway Patrol, in a recent year, 2,114 people suffered injuries in crashes in which the truck driver was at fault and unsafe speed was the primary crash factor. These truck accidents due to speeding also killed 37 people.
Have you been hurt or lost a loved one because a truck driver was speeding? The Law Offices of Pius Joseph can help. We have over 30 years of experience fighting on behalf of injury victims that we can put to work on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Pasadena.
Truck Accident Laws on Speeding
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial vehicles that operate on an interstate basis or carry hazardous materials. These regulations cover all aspects of trucking company operations, including driver training and behaviors.
Speeding is among the driver behaviors the FMCSA addresses. Operating at an unsafe speed isn’t limited to exceeding the posted speed limit. It also includes driving at speeds that are unsafe given weather and road conditions, as well as in other circumstances like construction zones and heavy traffic. Drivers are responsible for ensuring they maintain a safe speed at all times, and trucking companies are responsible for training them to do so.
The Claim Process: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you’ve been injured caused by a truck driver’s unsafe speed, you may be able to file a speeding truck accident claim to recover compensation. Once you’ve engaged the services of an attorney:
- They’ll gather evidence related to the accident, including the police report, E-ZPass data, camera footage, black box data from the truck, and your medical records. They’ll use this evidence to establish that the truck driver was driving at an unsafe speed and caused the accident that injured you.
- They’ll negotiate with the attorneys and insurers for the trucking company and the driver in pursuit of the compensation you deserve.
- They’ll file a lawsuit if the other parties won’t settle. This may prompt further negotiations, or your case might go to trial.
- They’ll represent you in court if the other side still won’t cooperate. If the court rules in your favor, it will also award you compensation.
Your attorney will seek a financial recovery to pay for your medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, property damage, and other adverse effects resulting from the speeding truck accident. While they do this, you can focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.
Contact Our Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Cases involving speeding truck accidents are complex, and you need a Pasadena truck accident lawyer who has experience researching and arguing these cases on behalf of injured clients. The Law Offices of Pius Joseph is here to make the process of seeking accountability straightforward and hassle-free so you can focus on healing. We will always put your needs first. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.