20 December, 2023
Speeding is a leading cause of accidents across the United States, and California is no exception.
According to data from the United States Department of Transportation, speeding killed 12,330 people in 2021. To reduce truck accidents caused by speeding, the State of California, through the California Vehicle Code(CVC), requires specific high-risk vehicles to drive at reduced speeds.
Unfortunately, many truck drivers are faced with tight deadlines and ignore these speed limits in order to make it to their destination on time. Violating the speed limit can lead to catastrophic road accidents. In addition to fatalities, victims of truck accidents suffer severe injuries, triggering hefty medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and chronic pain.
You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured in a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence. It is important to speak with a trusted truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm for advice on how to claim compensation after a truck accident.
Semi-trucks operating on California roadways should observe a reduced speed limit. The reduced speed limit also applies to freeways and interstate where permit passenger cars can drive at 65-70mph.
The California Vehicle Code provides details on vehicles subjected to the speed limit. According to the Code 22406, no person should drive any of the following vehicles on a highway above 55 mph:
These laws mainly apply to semi-tracks but can apply to any vehicle pulling a camper, trailer, or other vehicle.
Moreover, these vehicles are required to travel at a maximum speed of 55mph and must use a designated lane or lanes.
Truck accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than those between two or more passenger cars due to the size of a truck.
Unfortunately, the aftermath of a truck accident can last for a lifetime, which is why speaking to an experienced truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm enhances your chances of receiving fair compensation.
Here are some common injuries resulting from truck accidents:
If you’ve sustained an injury due to a truck accident, your life may change for the worse due to mounting medical bills, pain, and inability to work or enjoy life. As such, you deserve compensation to aid your recovery.
Consider speaking to a reputable lawyer from The Barnes Firm who’s highly experienced in representing injured victims.
Contact us online or call us at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation.
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