CONTROLLING A LARGE TRUCK ON THE ROAD IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH. ADDING EXCESSIVE WEIGHT ONLY CREATES A MORE DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR EVERYONE
There are regulations in place which limit the amount of weight a truck is permitted to carry. For each axle on the truck, a weight limit of twenty thousand pounds is the max that can be transported. When trucks are overloading and exceed regulated weight limits, accidents are more prone to occur.
The truck accident attorneys at Madalon Law handle every type of personal injury claim, and they know exactly how to take on truck accident cases due to overloaded and overweight trucks. Contact us for a free consultation and we will gladly go over your case with you
THE RISKS CREATED BY OVERWEIGHT AND OVERLOADED TRUCKS
Owners of trucks are the responsible parties for making sure that the nationally recognized truck weight limit is complied with. When owners disregard these weight limits, hazardous conditions are created for the truck driver and everyone else who shares the roadways. Truck accidents due mis balancing the cargo’s weight, putting on too much cargo weight, or altogether failing to weight the amount of cargo, are things that do not take extensive amounts of time to do and can work as preventatives to causing these types of accidents.
The experienced truck accident attorneys and legal team at Madalon Law understand what causes truck accidents. When a person is injured because of an overloaded or overweight truck, Madalon Law makes sure that the party, who is responsible, is held accountable for their negligence.
WHEN TRUCKS ARE OVERLOADED
Truck accidents in general are some of the worst types of accidents on the roads. The amount of damage that can be caused when a truck is involved in an accident with another vehicle is horrific. Overloaded trucks have many issues that present themselves to truck drivers on the road. These issues can be the cause of an accident, and some of them include:
- Problems Stopping/Braking Up and Down Hills
- Excessive Pressure on Tires / Blowouts
- Problems Steering with More Rear-Weight Trucks
- Heavier Trucks Make Damage to another Vehicle Greater
- Roller Overs are More Common
Though weight stations are generally located throughout a truck driver’s route along the highways they travel, it is often times the case that there are closed. Even when a truck driver passes an open station, the penalty is not much more than a citation, and then they are permitted to proceed without having to do anything regarding the weight of their load.
TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY
Overweight and overloaded trucks created horrible problems among motorists on the road. If you have a loved one, or you yourself have been injured because of a truck accident, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed on your behalf in order to recover any money lost as a direct result.
Speaking to a skilled truck accident attorney will allow you to understand all of your legal options. The injury attorneys of Madalon Law will guide you through the entire process so you are as comfortable as possible in your pursuit of just compensation. We are based out of Fort Lauderdale and fight for the rights of the injured throughout the state of Florida. If transportation is a problem, then one of our truck accident attorneys will gladly come to you.