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Speeding Florida Trucks Create Risks – What You Should Be Aware Of


Anyone who is traveling at an excessive speed is creating risks on roads and highways, but truck drivers have unique risks when it comes to speeding. Large commercial trucks can be difficult to stop abruptly, a fact that can lead to rollover accidents when trucks are traveling too fast on a curved road.

But there are times when truckers who are rushing to deliver their cargo will speed, despite unique truck risks. If the company a driver works for provides incentives for loads that are delivered within a set timeframe, commercial drivers may be tempted to speed. Add bad weather or unexpected circumstances to this urge and the results can be disastrous.

If a speeding truck caused a Florida accident you were involved in, the knowledgeable attorneys at Roman & Roman can help. Experienced attorneys know how to navigate commercial truck accidents.

Aggressive Driving and Speed Limits

Speeding can be a form of aggressive driving, but it is not the only one. There are times when accidents happen fast, simply because of the aggressive behavior of others. When you see a driver of any vehicle exhibiting any of the following behaviors, give them plenty of space.

  • Not adjusting driving behaviors and speeds during bad weather.
  • Tailgating and not giving other cars and trucks the space they need to maneuver safely.
  • Blinking lights or laying on the horn in an attempt to get other drivers out of the way so the speeder can drive fast.

It is also helpful to recognize that speed limits are not the same in every state. In Florida, the speed limit for trucks on rural interstates is 70 miles per hour, the same as the speed limit for passenger cars. But if you cross a state line, keep in mind that speed limits may change.

Speeding commercial truck drivers are dangerous for everyone on the road. When commercial trucks drive too fast they can spin out, rollover, or crash into others resulting in extensive damage and personal injury. If you have been injured, a knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney can help.

Trucking Companies May Deny Claims

An attorney can be especially helpful when navigating a claim with a trucking company. With extensive experience in claims and cases, trucking companies could try to bend the information to their advantage, placing blame on the passenger car driver. Some trucking companies have entire teams of lawyers who work to reduce the amount that is paid out to individuals who file claims and grievances. When taking on a trucking company, the passenger car driver needs their own lawyer, too.

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause extensive damage. Victims have a right to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and future procedures when another was negligent.

Were you injured in a trucking accident? Medical care can be extremely expensive with lifelong treatments needed. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. We serve clients in Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa.


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