Jonesboro Speeding Truck Accidents
Big Rig Crash Attorneys in the Jonesboro Area
Speeding is dangerous. Over the past two decades, speeding has attributed to approximately 33% of all traffic fatalities across the nation. On the state level, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, there are more speeding tickets issued than any other traffic violation throughout Arkansas. Many of these tickets are issued to speeding truck drivers. If you have been injured in a speeding truck accident, contact Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our Jonesboro truck accident lawyers are well-versed in the regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) which govern interstate trucking companies and their drivers. As a large regional personal injury law firm, we are equipped to assist you in all aspects of your personal injury case from start to finish.
Proving a Successful Claim After a Speeding Truck Accident in Jonesboro
In order to recover damages after a wreck with a speeding 18-wheeler or commercial truck, it typically must be established that the truck driver acted in a negligent manner. If the truck driver’s speeding caused the accident to occur and you suffered injuries, negligence could be established. In Arkansas, the plaintiff bears this burden of proof.
Speeding truck accidents can be caused by several reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
- Driver error – this is probably the most common reason why commercial drivers speed. For example, delivery drivers have tight deadlines to meet and must be at certain destinations at specific times. Many times truck drivers are paid by the load, and more deliveries can mean more compensation.
- Driver overconfidence – after years of operating a big rig truck, some drivers develop a tendency of believing that they will not make a mistake on the road.
- Impaired driving – according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impaired driving results in nearly 40% of all speeding accidents. Truckers often are pressured by their employer to stay on the road as long as possible, often resulting in truck driver fatigue. This could lead to a driver turning towards alcohol, drugs, or medication to stay awake. If impaired, drivers are less likely to pay attention to their speed and others around them, resulting in excessive speeds and increased chances of causing a trucking accident.
When hit by a corporate vehicle, it may be appropriate to assert claims against the individual truck driver and the company that employed that person. The employer may be vicariously responsible for that negligence if the accident occurred within the course and scope of the trucker’s employment. This theory is known as respondeat superior. You should discuss your case with an experienced truck accident attorney in the Jonesboro area who can identify all causes of actions that you may be able to assert. Otherwise, you may not obtain all that you would be otherwise entitled to under Arkansas law.
Contact an Experienced Jonesboro Attorney Today
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented truck accident victims for over 30 years. We understand the emotional and physical suffering that accident victims can suffer and endure after a wreck, and we are here to assist injured victims in their time of need. We represent people in Jonesboro and across Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, including in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, and Little Rock. Contact our office by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a tractor-trailer crash attorney. NST is the way to go for people who need a trucking accident lawyer in Jonesboro.