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El Paso Speeding Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

El Paso County speeding truck accident lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer For Victims of Speeding Truck Accidents in El Paso

Motor vehicle accidents involving speeding commercial trucks can be catastrophic. In many cases, truck wrecks result in severe injuries or even fatalities. Commercial vehicles are much larger and heavier than passenger cars, making collisions with them especially dangerous. When truck drivers exceed posted speed limits, they significantly increase the risk of accidents, and they jeopardize the safety of everyone on the road.

Following a truck accident in which a driver exceeded the speed limit, a skilled and experienced attorney can help you determine how to proceed. James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. understands how serious these accidents can be, and we know how to address the various legal issues that may play a role in a case. With our proven track record of success advocating for victims of truck wrecks and other types of injuries, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.

Accidents Involving Speeding Trucks and Semis

Speeding is a prevalent issue among commercial truck drivers due to demanding schedules, pressure to meet delivery deadlines, or driver fatigue. Speed limits are meant to ensure public safety, and when drivers of these massive vehicles do not follow the law, they put others in danger of harm. Here are some risks associated with speeding trucks:

  • Inability to stop in time: A fully loaded semi-truck traveling at high speeds requires much more time and distance to come to a complete stop than a smaller vehicle. If a driver fails to maintain an appropriate speed while approaching traffic congestion or intersections, catastrophic rear-end collisions can occur.
  • Loss of control: Speed affects a vehicle's stability and a driver's ability to maintain control. When truck drivers travel too fast around curves or drive faster than is safe during adverse weather conditions like rain or snow, loss of control becomes highly likely. This increases the chances of rollovers or jackknife accidents that can endanger nearby motorists.
  • Poor reaction times: Speeding reduces a driver's ability to react quickly to sudden changes in traffic. If a truck driver is traveling above the speed limit, they may not have enough time to respond appropriately to stopped or slow-moving vehicles ahead, leading to rear-end collisions.
  • Tire blowouts: Excessive speed puts additional strain on truck tires, increasing the risk of blowouts. When a tire blows out at high speeds, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, and this can potentially trigger a multi-vehicle accident.

The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Truck Wreck Lawyer

James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. has over 25 years of legal experience representing victims of truck accidents in cases involving speeding trucks or other forms of negligence. Our team has an in-depth understanding of federal and state regulations governing commercial vehicles, and we use that knowledge to build strong cases for our clients. Here is how we can assist you:

  • Gathering and preserving evidence: We will work to obtain all relevant evidence related to your accident. Information in police reports, data from a truck's "black box," statements from eyewitnesses, footage from security or traffic cameras, or photos of skid marks and other details at the scene of the accident may be used to establish that a truck driver was speeding. We will also take steps to preserve evidence such as security camera footage before it is lost or destroyed. With evidence establishing liability for an accident, we can ensure that you can recover compensation from the responsible parties.
  • Negotiating insurance settlements: We will work with you to file insurance claims with the companies that provide coverage for a truck driver or trucking company. We understand the tactics employed by many insurance adjusters who are seeking to minimize settlements paid out by a company, and we are prepared to negotiate aggressively on your behalf. We will ensure that settlements offered will fully address your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Working with expert witnesses: James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. has established relationships with professionals who can reconstruct accidents and establish liability, as well as medical experts who can testify to the extent of your injuries and other relevant professionals who can provide testimony to strengthen your case. With the help of these experts, we can ensure that all relevant details of your case will be considered correctly.
  • Litigation: If an insurance company or trucking company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. will help you take the necessary legal action to recover compensation through a civil lawsuit. We will advocate zealously on your behalf throughout all required legal proceedings, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our El Paso, Texas Truck Wreck Attorney

When a truck accident has been caused by speeding or other forms of negligence by a commercial driver, you deserve to receive financial compensation for injuries or damages you have experienced in the collision. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., our experienced team is ready to fight tirelessly on your behalf while pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries, damages, loss of income, and pain and suffering. For more information about our services or to schedule a free consultation, please visit our Contact Us page or call us at 915-544-5200.

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