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Truck Drivers Who Drive Too Fast for Weather Conditions

January 11, 2021

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When truck operators drive too fast for the weather conditions, they can bring about serious accidents with smaller vehicles that result in personal injuries and other damages. When that happens, accident victims could pursue a claim or lawsuit against the negligent truck driver and/or the employer trucking company.

When the operators of large trucks, including box trucks, tractor-trailers, and big rigs, greatly exceed the speed limits on roadways, they increase their chances of colliding with a smaller motor vehicle. This risk increases substantially in adverse weather conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, and ice. In snowy and icy conditions, a truck driver who goes too fast for the conditions may have difficulty slowing his or her vehicle in time to avoid colliding with a smaller car or truck. Similarly, when the roadway is wet and a truck driver is going too fast, the truck might hydroplane and become difficult to control, bringing about a collision with another vehicle. 

Truck accidents can lead to serious and debilitating injuries, including fractures, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and traumatic head injuries. If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by a driver’s negligence, the knowledgeable legal team at The Jones Firm may be able to help. Please give us a call to learn more about how we could assist you with pursuing the monetary compensation that you need for injuries which you sustained in your truck accident. 

Pursuing an Injury Claim Following a Truck Accident

Truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and reasonably while they are driving on the road. When truck drivers exceed the posted speed limit in bad weather, they operate their vehicles in an unreasonable manner under the circumstances. Therefore, if an accident occurs with another vehicle, the accident victim could pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In addition, if the negligent truck driver was operating his or her vehicle in the scope of employment, the accident victim might also pursue a claim or lawsuit against the trucking company that employs the negligent truck driver. 

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by a speeding truck driver, a knowledgeable Columbus truck accident attorney could help. Your lawyer will be able to determine if you are eligible to assert a claim against the negligent truck driver and/or trucking company, and if so, could file the claim or lawsuit on your behalf.

Speak with a Columbus Truck Accident Attorney about Your Legal Matter Today

If you have suffered an injury in a truck accident that occurred because of a driver’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue and recover monetary compensation for your injuries. For example, you could pursue compensation for all of your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost earnings. 

The experienced legal team at The Jones Firm is ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus truck accident lawyer, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today to learn more.