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Truck Accidents Caused by Speeding

November 3, 2021 | Category: Truck Accidents | Share

National studies show that speeding while driving a large truck, such as an 18-wheeler, can cause serious injury, even death, to others on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that one of three fatal accidents involves speeding as a contributing factor. Truck drivers can be prone to speed to meet pressing deadlines.

Truck Accidents Caused by Speeding - Spivey LawThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) regulations restrict the number of hours truckers can be on the road.  FMCSA reports that over 70 percent of American freight currently is transported by big trucks and approximately 15.5 million trucks are on the road. The current U.S. supply is under tremendous stress. There are more demands for products and fewer trucks and truck drivers.

Bloomberg reports, “The U.S. has been grappling with a chronic lack of drivers for years, but the shortage reached crisis levels because of the pandemic, which simultaneously sent demand for shipped goods soaring while touching off a surge in early retirements. The consequences have been both dire and far-reaching: Filling stations have had gasoline outages. Airports have run short on jet fuel. A stainless-steel maker declared force majeure. And lumber prices hit a record, with some suppliers partly blaming delivery delays. Trucking has emerged as one of the most acute bottlenecks in a supply chain that has all but unraveled amid the pandemic, worsening supply shortages across industries, further fanning inflation and threatening a broader economic recovery.”

“These pressures make it even more dangerous for drivers on Florida’s roads. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident caused by a speeding trucker, please contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. after seeking medical attention. We have an experienced Florida truck accident team ready to assist you. There are different types of evidence we can use to establish a trucker was speeding when an accident occurred. This evidence can come from police reports, truck black boxes, witnesses, accident reconstruction experts, and truck logbooks.  We are available to assist you 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Florida Truck Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.


Florida Truck Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board-Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Visit for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.




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