Truck Accidents Caused by Overloaded Trucks
Fully loaded tractor-trailers are difficult to stop and maneuver even when they are carrying a legal weight. When a driver carries cargo that exceeds the legal weight limit, he or she is putting others at risk.
When a negligent truck driver causes an accident, Warner Law Offices is here to represent the victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by an overloaded or improperly loaded truck, contact our attorneys to discuss your case and explain your options.
Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks pose a variety of risks to other drivers, including:
- Trucks carrying too much weight require longer stopping distances, which can lead to devastating rear-end collisions
- Trucks carrying an unbalanced load can jackknife or roll over when the driver makes sudden maneuvers. This can result in multilane accidents and chain collisions.
- Improperly secured items can come loose in transit, spilling onto the roadway and injuring other drivers
In the aftermath of a truck accident, our attorneys will take immediate steps to collect and preserve evidence of overloading or improper loading. We will also investigate the background of the driver and the trucking company to determine if they have past violations for overweight trucks. By doing so, we can build the strongest possible case of negligence against the truck driver and trucking company responsible for your injury.