High-Speed Truck Accidents
An attorney who fights for victims’ rights
All vehicles are more difficult to handle at high speeds, and speeding commercial trucks are even more dangerous because of their size. But under pressure to make unrealistic delivery deadlines, many truckers drive at unsafe speeds, and some cause serious truck accidents.
And while speeding truck accidents can happen anywhere, they’re especially common in Texas, which has some of the highest speed limits on highways in the country. If you were injured by a speeding trucker on a Fort Worth highway, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer to help you recover.
Coby L. Wooten, Attorney At Law, P.C. understands the devastating impact of high-speed truck wrecks, as well as the need to move quickly to help you get the compensation you deserve. Trust Coby and his team to handle your claim and pursue justice on your behalf.
Speeding truckers are often the trucking company’s responsibility
Trucking companies are required by law to make sure their drivers are in compliance with traffic laws, including speed limits. And on the books, the trucking companies have rules requiring their drivers to obey those laws. But the reality is another matter entirely. Because trucking companies put pressure on their drivers to make deliveries quickly, they are responsible for many high-speed collisions.
Moreover, trucking companies are required to conduct background checks and make sure they hire safe, reliable operators. But some trucking companies neglect to complete those background checks, or knowingly hire or retain drivers with a history of speeding or reckless driving.
When trucking companies put their profits ahead of safety, motorists get hurt. A speeding truck is incredibly dangerous because of its sheer size and momentum. These crashes often cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries, and they need to be held accountable for their negligence.
How an attorney can help you prove that the trucker was speeding
In order to pursue compensation after a high-speed truck accident, we need to gather critical evidence. As your attorney, Coby L. Wooten and his team will take immediate legal action to preserve and recover information such as the truck’s “black box” data, which may tell us the speed at time of impact, as well as other records that may indicate that the truck was behind schedule. We’ll pore over police reports and take depositions from witnesses. We’ll also review hiring and supervision records to see if the truck driver had a history of speeding, or whether he or she had the experience and credentials to be behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer.
You need to take action fast to protect your rights after a high-speed truck accident. Don’t try to deal with the trucking company alone. Contact us online or call 866-408-0940 today.