Illinois Speeding Truck Accident Lawyers

Illinois Speeding Truck Accident Lawyers

Chicago Attorneys Representing People Injured in Truck Crashes Caused By Excessive Speed

Semi-trailer trucks are much larger and heavier than other cars and trucks. This difference in size means that those in passenger vehicles are much more likely to be seriously injured in a truck accident. There a variety of reasons why these accidents occur, but speeding by truck drivers is one of the most common causes of serious injuries. If you have been involved in a collision that was the result of truck driver negligence, you should immediately contact a skilled personal injury attorney.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our lawyers are highly experienced in truck accident cases, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and helping them pursue justice for the harm done to them. We can help you demonstrate negligence by a truck driver or trucking company, and we will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve that fully addresses the injuries you have suffered.

The Dangers of Speeding By Truck Drivers

Speed limits have been put in place to protect the safety of everyone who uses the roads. These limits are designed to ensure that drivers have time to react to traffic and roadway conditions and slow down or maneuver their vehicle to avoid collisions. Any driver who exceeds the speed limit will be less likely to be able to slow down or stop safely, and this is especially true for commercial truck drivers.

A commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and due to this massive size, a truck traveling at 65 miles per hour will typically take at least 525 feet to come to a complete stop. However, this stopping distance may be increased by the lag time needed to operate the air brakes used in tractor-trailer trucks, as well as the truck driver's reaction time. Drivers who speed are much less likely to be able to slow down and stop in time to avoid a collision.

Excessive speed can also be dangerous when combined with other factors that affect a truck driver's ability to safely operate their vehicle. Weather conditions may decrease traction on the road and increase stopping distance. If a truck's brakes or tires have not been properly maintained, this may reduce a driver's ability to safely control their vehicle. The distribution of cargo on a truck can also affect its braking time and maneuverability. Any of these factors can lead to a truck accident on their own, but they present even more of a risk when a truck driver operates their vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Contact Our Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys

Trucking companies' profits depend on their ability to deliver cargo as quickly as possible. As a result, these companies often encourage their drivers to exceed their ability to operate their vehicles safely, and this can result in other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians being seriously injured or killed in dangerous truck crashes. At TKK, we can investigate the circumstances that led to a truck accident, gathering evidence to demonstrate that speeding by a truck driver led to a collision.

If you have been injured because of speeding by a truck driver or any other forms of negligence by a driver or their employer, we can help you recover compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Contact us today at 312-605-8800 to arrange a free consultation with our skilled, dedicated personal injury lawyers.

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