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Sangamon County Speeding Semi Truck Accident Attorney

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Lawyers for 18-Wheeler Crashes Caused by Speeding in Springfield, Bloomington, and Champaign

Dangerous truck accidents can happen for many different reasons, and in many cases, driver error is to blame. One of the most common ways that truck drivers can act negligently is by exceeding the speed limit or driving faster than is safe. When collisions occur because of speeding, the drivers and passengers in other vehicles can suffer serious injuries, and victims will want to work with a personal injury lawyer to make sure they can be repaid for their damages.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been representing the victims of truck accidents and other types of injuries for more than 40 years, and we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million. With our knowledge of the legal issues involved in personal injury cases and our experience advocating for our clients inside and outside of the courtroom, we can help you take the right steps to receive the payments you need following a truck accident injury.

The Dangers of Speeding by Commercial Trucks

All drivers are required to obey speed limits, and on many roads, the speed limits for large trucks are lower than for other vehicles. These strict speed limits are meant to protect the safety of everyone who uses the road by ensuring that truck drivers do not travel too fast to be able to control their vehicle and avoid collisions. Unfortunately, truck drivers often exceed the legal speed limits, and they may be encouraged to do so by their employers so that goods can be delivered more quickly.

Because tractor-trailer trucks are so large and heavy, exceeding the speed limit can greatly increase the chances of an accident. A fully-loaded commercial truck can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and this means that a great deal of distance is needed to slow down or come to a stop. When a truck is exceeding the speed limit, it may be impossible for a driver to react and brake in time when a vehicle in front of them slows down, a car crosses an intersection, or a pedestrian crosses the road. This failure to stop can lead to rear-end collisions, pedestrian accidents, and other types of dangerous crashes.

Speeding also makes it more likely that a truck driver will lose control of their truck due to hazardous conditions on the road. If a roadway is damaged, or if traction is decreased due to weather conditions such as snow, ice, or rain, a driver who is speeding may be unable to negotiate curves or react in time to avoid colliding with other vehicles. When a truck driver loses control of their vehicle, this can result in jackknifed trucks or rollover accidents. In these cases, people in other vehicles may be injured if they collide with the truck or with dropped cargo.

While victims can suffer harm in any type of truck accident, injuries are likely to be even more serious if a truck was traveling at an unsafe speed. The massive size and weight of an 18-wheeler give it a great deal of momentum at high speeds, and the impact with another vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries, including spinal injuries that can lead to paralysis, fractured bones, amputated limbs, and traumatic brain injuries.

Contact Our Macon County High-Speed Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck crashes can result in devastating injuries, especially when they involve speeding. Our attorneys can investigate an accident and gather evidence to show that a truck driver was not driving safely, and we will work to make sure you are fully repaid for the harm that was done to you and your family. To learn how we can provide you with the respect, response, and results you deserve, contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up your free consultation. We handle truck accident cases throughout Illinois, including Springfield, Champaign, Tazewell County, McLean County, Champaign County, Peoria, Macon County, Sangamon County, Adams County, Bloomington, Pekin, Quincy, Schuyler County, McDonough County, Rushville, Peoria County, and Decatur.

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