Speeding is a common cause of traffic accidents, no matter what type of accidents they are:
Time and again, investigations into the causes of car and truck accidents of our clients uncover the same truth: excessive speed was most likely the key factor. Speeding by truck drivers is especially hazardous because it is harder for trucks to stop or pull over onto the shoulder in order to stop.
Furthermore, the greater Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas are significant trucking transportation hubs. Cross-country truck traffic en route to and from New York and Washington, D.C., passes through these Pennsylvania metro areas. Distribution centers for large companies such as Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot and Lowes generate large quantities of truck comings and goings.
Construction zones, poor roadway conditions and poorly designed highway configurations all contribute to stress points between trucks and other vehicles on Pennsylvania streets and highways. Speeding trucks exacerbate other challenging factors such as curvy, winding roads and rush-hour traffic.
Do any of these hazardous conditions ring a bell as you cope with a serious accident or death in the family caused by one of many Pennsylvania truck accidents due to speeding? What was the cause of your loved one's injury or death in a crash near Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton or Scranton? Truck driver negligence? Attorney consultations at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP are free. If we represent you after a truck accident caused by speeding, you will not owe attorney's fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.
Do not expect trucking companies' insurance claims representatives to deliver all that you deserve after a truck accident due to speeding. If you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury in a commercial vehicle crash, talk to an attorney. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton for a free and confidential consultation. For our clients' convenience, we also offer home or hospital visits to seriously injured clients.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.