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DuPage County Attorneys for Speeding-Related Truck Accidents

Elk Grove Village Speeding Truck Crash Injury Attorneys

Lawyers for Victims Injured in Trucking Accidents Caused by Speeding

If you are like most drivers, you have probably driven above the posted speed limit at least once or twice. You might even do it every day. Exceeding a posted speed limit, however, is both extremely common and very dangerous. At higher speeds, the likelihood of an injury-causing accident increases, which means that speeding places everyone on the road at an increased risk of getting hurt. In fact, federal estimates indicate that about one-third of fatal traffic accidents in the United States involve at least one driver who was speeding.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, in Bensenville, IL, we understand that speeding is even more of a problem when the vehicle in question is a commercial tractor-trailer. Commercial trucks can be as long as 70 feet and weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. The momentum that such a vehicle generates at high speeds is practically immeasurable, and when a speeding truck is involved in an accident, the results are often catastrophic. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash caused by a truck that was speeding, our skilled personal injury lawyers are ready to help.

Illinois Lawyers Helping Victims of Speeding Accidents

Commercial truck drivers may exceed the speed limit for many different reasons. In some situations, the driver may be distracted by a cell phone or another distraction and may not realize just how fast the truck is going. In other cases, the driver could be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In still other situations, the driver may be speeding intentionally as he or she works toward meeting tight deadlines set by the trucking company or contractor.

The reasons for speeding could affect which party or parties are liable in the event of an accident. For example, a driver who defies company policy and regularly texts while he or she is driving is likely to be primarily liable if inadvertent speeding leads to a crash. However, if the driver's employer offers financial incentives or bonuses that effectively encourage drivers to speed in order to meet delivery goals, the company's share of the liability is likely to be greater.

Proving Speeding in Truck Crashes

Following an injury-causing accident involving a commercial truck, it is often challenging to know for sure whether the truck was exceeding the speed limit at the time of the crash. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we know that most of today's commercial trucks are equipped with EDRs, or event data recorders—sometimes referred to as "black boxes." The information recorded by an EDR generally includes the truck's speed, throttle status, brake status, and steering, all of which could be crucial in reconstructing the accident.

Our attorneys understand how important it is to act quickly after a truck accident so that the data contained in the EDR can be preserved. In addition to securing EDR data, we will also conduct a full review of the circumstances of the accident as well. We will examine driver logs, maintenance records, driver history, witness statements, police reports, and any other details that could help us build a case to get you full compensation for your injuries. With more than 100 years of combined personal injury experience and a long history of success in truck accident cases, our lawyers are ready to go to work on your behalf.

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To learn more about Kaiser Hafezi Law and our approach to speeding-related truck crashes, contact our office. Call 630-233-9946 for a free consultation and case review with a member of our team today. We serve clients in Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Addison, Melrose Park, Wood Dale, Itasca, Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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