Was the truck driver speeding at the time he caused your crash? Here, we explain how this causes wrecks leading to serious injuries or death.

Truckers and Speeding: A Deadly Combination That Leads to Dangerous Seattle Truck Accidents

While any motorist who speeds can cause a wreck that results in victims suffering serious injuries or death, a truck driver who engages in this reckless behavior is much more likely to cause catastrophic accidents. This is due in part to the massive size and weight of the truck that is crashing into much smaller passenger vehicles. Were you or a loved one the victim of a truck crash caused by speeding? Our experienced truck accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve from the negligent truck driver and trucking company.

How Truck Driver Speeding Causes Accidents

Truck drivers are under constant pressure to deliver their loads as quickly as possible so that they can make another delivery. As a result, they can cut corners by driving when too tired or by speeding. Even worse, when a truck driver speeds, he could cause a multi-vehicle crash—even more dangerous on the highway. Common ways that truck driver speeding results in accidents include:

  • Stops. It takes a truck driver longer to slow and stop his truck than it would if he were driving an automobile. Speeding makes it much more difficult for a trucker to slow down or stop in an emergency, when navigating a turn, or if traffic suddenly slows or stops.
  • Weather. Truck drivers cause accidents not only by driving over the posted speed limit, but also by not driving for weather. When truckers drive too fast for rain, fog, ice, or snow, they can quickly lose control of their truck and cause an accident. If the truck veers into other lanes, rolls over, or jackknifes, a multi-vehicle crash could be the consequence.
  • Curves. A truck driver need to slow down—and not speed—in order to safely navigate a curve. When he is speeding, he can lose control of his truck and cause you and your family to suffer catastrophic injuries in a wreck.
  • Loads. Truck loads can make it difficult for a trucker to control his truck, especially if they are not secured or loaded properly. If the truck driver is speeding, it is much more likely that his load will shift or fall off the truck, which can cause him to lose control of his truck.

Injuries You Could Suffer in a High-Speed Truck Wreck

Unfortunately, you or a family member could suffer life-altering injuries in a truck accident caused by speeding. Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, and other head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including partial or total paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Burns resulting in disfigurement or permanent scarring

Contact Our Office for Help If a Speeding Trucker Caused Your Injuries

If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident caused by speeding, both the negligent trucker and his trucking company could be liable for compensating you under Washington law. Our experienced truck accident attorneys have years of experience helping victims of high-speed truck accident obtain the compensation they deserve. Fill out our online form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation and your legal options.