Wylie Speeding Accident Lawyer
All Texas cities, including Wylie, have aggressive drivers that speed their way to wherever their destination may be. Truck drivers on a time crunch trying to fit tight delivery schedules will often speed to make sure they meet their quota. The high pressures of the job may justify speeding in a truck driver’s mind. Even if truck drivers speed for a “good reason,” that act itself should never take place. Speeding is very dangerous and often leads to catastrophic accidents on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that around one-third of all traffic accidents have speeding as a contributing factor for the accident occurring for the last two decades.
Truck accidents are different from standard passenger vehicle accidents. They tend to be more destructive and have higher rates of injury or death. Speeding, and other forms of reckless driving, are negligent behaviors that truck drivers should avoid at all costs. If you were involved in a speeding accident due to a negligent truck driver, you can pursue financial compensation for any damages you have sustained.
Our Wylie truck accident lawyers are well equipped to handle all types of speeding accidents. We are educated thoroughly in vehicle laws at the federal, state, and local levels. With years of experience on our side, we help clients get the justice they seek and the settlements they deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (214) 305-8277.
Speeding Accidents Involving Trucks Are Dangerous
Truck accidents, in general, are more dangerous than regular car accidents. This increased danger is due to the truck’s weight and size. Trucks need space to slow down and brake properly. If a truck is speeding, the driver will not only lack the ability to react to hazards efficiently but cannot properly control their vehicle like they usually could. These factors can lead to devastating accidents on the road.
In a truck accident, the truck driver will almost always come out unscathed, more often than not. The occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles are the ones that suffer the most. Due to the skewed danger and hazards for others on the road, truck drivers must be conscientious not to put themselves in a position where their vehicle can cause severe damage.
How common speeding is part of what makes it extremely dangerous. It is one of the most common traffic infractions that almost everyone has been guilty of, either consciously or unconsciously, at least once in their lifetime. Regardless of its ubiquity, speeding should never happen. Truck drivers need to take the proper steps in preventing speeding on the road. As the NHTSA statistic shows, speeding has been either the primary or partial cause of many accidents. Drivers need to stay vigilant about their speed and watch out for trucks that are speeding.
Speeding Accident Injuries
The injuries involved in speeding accidents with trucks are serious. Here is a small list of some of the injuries you can sustain:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cuts and burns
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
Physical injuries are not the only injuries you can sustain. There are lots of psychological injuries that can result from a speeding accident as well. PTSD, anxiety, and other forms of psychological distress are just as valid as physical injuries. Do not neglect their importance when seeking compensation.
Damages You Can Pursue
There are two types of damages, economic and non-economic. Economic damages are damages that can get calculated and proven through financial statements, receipts, etc. Non-economic damages are damages that resulted from your accident but do not have a set monetary value. Non-economic damages usually get decided by a jury and require an expert to accurately assess the cost.
Here is a shortlist of damages, both economic and non-economic, that you can pursue financial compensation for:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Hospital visits, medical bills, prescriptions, etc.
- Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or property damage
Be sure to retain all of your receipts, invoices, and bills. These are crucial documents to prove the damages that you suffered. When you file a claim, try to do so after all of your repairs, and medical treatments get finished. Filing a claim and getting a settlement before finishing treatment or repairs might leave you paying out of pocket for your costs. A good speeding accident lawyer will help guide you through the process of your claim and keep you involved every step of the way.
Get in Touch with a Wylie Speeding Accident Lawyer
In Texas, liability for an accident gets assigned through a system referred to as proportionate responsibility. If you are more than 50% responsible for your accident, you cannot make a claim. Any percentage below that threshold you are held accountable for will get deducted from your final settlement amount.
The Wylie speeding accident lawyers at our firm will help fight against any blame getting shifted onto you. Our top priority is to get you a fair settlement. The initial offer you will receive from the insurance company will not accurately reflect the damages you have suffered. Allow us to negotiate and fight on your behalf.
We do not have any hidden fees and charge no upfront costs. To learn more about all of your legal options, call us at (214) 305-8277 today for a free consultation at no risk to you.