It’s not uncommon for large commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers to barrel down the highway at excessive speeds. The massive weight of a speeding truck can cause serious injuries and death in a crash, however. Whether you suffered a permanent injury or lost a loved one, your life can be turned upside down after one of these wrecks.

There is no question that your injuries have caused you a great deal of physical pain and emotional suffering. Just as serious, the financial repercussions may leave you with a lifetime of debt, making it impossible to pay your bills. To help you recoup damages for your monetary losses and emotional suffering, a Boise speeding truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will work to recover the compensation you deserve.


Proving the Trucker’s Speeding

To limit their financial liability, trucking companies and insurers often attempt to deflect responsibility and confuse who caused the trucking wreck. For example, the truck driver may claim that you were following too closely or that you cut him or her off. In any event, we will work hard to protect your rights.

An attorney from our firm will investigate your case by reconstructing the scene; interviewing witnesses; and collecting surveillance footage, GPS data, rest logs, odometer readings, and other evidence to build an effective case against the speeding truck driver. Our goal is to get you the best possible outcome to help you move on with your life.


Calculating Economic and Non-Economic Losses

The sheer size and weight of a semi-truck can cause catastrophic injuries in a crash. Your attorney will calculate your damages—both financial and non-economic—along with any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries. This will ensure that you will recover full compensation to cover all of your losses, including any of the following that apply:

  • Ongoing and current medical expenses
  • Money for any future physical therapy
  • Lost wages due to missed work and future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life


Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

Although it may be determined that the Idaho truck driver was at fault, there may be other responsible parties involved. For example, we will explore the evidence to determine if the trucking company failed to properly train the trucker. If this is the case, the trucking company may be held liable along with the truck driver.

Sometimes drowsy driving goes hand-in-hand with speeding. When this happens, a trucker might be encouraged to drive without rest for longer than is safe. We can request the rest logs to determine if this was the case in your accident.


Contact a Boise Reckless Driving Truck Accident Lawyer

At Craig Swapp & Associates, we understand the difficulty you are facing after a speeding semi-truck accident changed your life. We are committed to securing the most compensation possible for your claim. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form below to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.