When you are on the interstate, you hope that other drivers are going to drive safely. Sometimes, you might see someone doing something that is dangerous. One thing that people tend to do on the interstates is speed. The open road without obstacles seems to just encourage people to drive faster.
If you’ve ever been going the speed limit on the highway and saw a semitruck fly past you, that trucker is almost certainly speeding. This is very dangerous for the trucker and for others on the road. When you combine interstate speeds with the massive size and heavy weight of these trucks, you have a recipe for disaster.
Being struck by a big rig at these high speeds can lead to severe injuries. In the most serious cases, fatalities can occur. When a wreck happens, finding out the cause of the crash is important. Negligence is sometimes a factor, which opens the door for you to seek compensation for the damages related to the crash.
Almost everyone who survives being struck by a speeding semitruck on the interstate is going to need medical care. This is often a long-term and very costly need. You might not be able to return to work until you have healed. These cuts in your income might result in you having financial challenges at a time when the bills you have might increase.
Seeking compensation for the damages of the crash can take the financial burden off you and put it on the defendants in the case. We don’t want you to have to pay for expenses that are the result of someone else’s actions.