Skilled South Carolina Attorneys Fighting Back Against Speeding Truck Drivers
Professional legal representation for victims of truck accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) speeding is one of the major causes of highway fatalities in America: “It reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.” When the driver of a 17,000 pound semi-trailer speeds the vehicle’s size, weight, handling characteristics, and braking distance turn it into the equivalent of a deadly weapon. About 22 or 23 percent of passenger car occupants involved in a crash with a speeding truck survive, usually with severe or life-threatening injuries.
If you have been injured, or your loved one was killed as a result of a truck accident that involved excessive speed, you should turn at once to the experienced South Carolina truck accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Trucking companies’ insurance companies and their teams of lawyers every effort to shift blame and to pay injury victims or the beneficiaries of the deceased as little as possible. That is why we work so hard as soon as possible to thoroughly investigate every case we handle
Speeding truckers and their other dangerous behaviors
Excessive speed can be related to other factors in an accident, as a recent study of aggressive driving by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) explored. In analyzing the reasons for speeding and the extent to which a tendency to speed correlates with a tendency towards other unsafe driving acts, researchers found statistical relationships between speeding and other unsafe acts such as:
- Reckless Driving: Dangerous violations such as racing, driving drunk, and tailgating
- Road Rage: Showing hostility and anger to other drivers
- Dangerous Driving: Risk taking behaviors such as accelerating through a yellow light, taking risks when in a hurry, and cutting off other drivers
In a collision between an 80,000 pound semi-truck and a 4,000 pound passenger car, the car always comes out the loser. The unfortunate truth is, in fatal car and truck collisions 72 percent of the fatally injured are in the smaller vehicle. Excessive speed simply increases that percentage. Those fortunate enough to survive rarely if ever escape without serious, life-threatening injuries or permanent disabilities.
Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that cares about its clients
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC’s South Carolina truck accident attorneys have extensive experience advocating for families and individuals who have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one because of truckers’ negligence. You or your family may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and lost wages as well as for pain and suffering and other non-financial losses resulting from an accident involving a speeding truck.
Get in touch with an experienced South Carolina truck accident lawyer who can protect your rights.
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, is committed to helping truck accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Please call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.