San Antonio Truck Accidents Caused by Driving Too Fast for Conditions
Call our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm if you, or someone you know has been hurt in a truck accident where the driver was driving too fast for the conditions on the road. It has been found that 23% of truck crashes happen when the driver is traveling too fast for the conditions. Such actions can have disastrous results.
When a driver is driving too fast for conditions, he/she is traveling at a speed greater than reasonable standard for safe driving. Conditions where drivers may drive too fast include: wet roadways (rain, snow, or ice), reduced visibility (fog), uneven roads, construction zones, curves, intersections, gravel roads, and heavy traffic.Failure to Avoid Driving Too Fast for Conditions
Truck drivers are supposed to employ techniques that allow them to avoid these conditions, but continuously fail. Failure to employ these techniques allows for accidents that cause serious injury or even death. Our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers are ready to fight for your compensation if you have been hurt as a result of this failure.
A truck driver is supposed to reduce their driving speed in adverse road and/or weather conditions and adjust to safely match the conditions on the road. Failure to do so causes more severe crashes. Recently, it was reported that 25 of speeding related truck accident fatalities happened during adverse weather conditions.
Truck drivers are also supposed to drive slowly with a loaded trailer. That is because large trucks with fully loaded trailers are 10 times more likely to roll over than those with empty trailers. A sudden speed adjustment may cause skidding or a rollover because of a shift in the load.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or an 18 wheeler, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the federal rules and regulations that truck drivers, and the trucking companies that employ them, must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.