Overweight Trucks And Unsafe Loads
Federal, state and municipal laws restrict the amount of weight that trucks are permitted to carry. Federal laws limit the maximum weight of a truck to 80,000 pounds (factoring in the total weight of the load, the trailer, the fuel and even the driver). Limits are also set based upon the number of axles on a truck and trailer.
Total weight or how the weight is distributed on a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle can be contributing factors in truck accidents. Companies can be held liable if it is shown that being overweight or having poor weight distribution was responsible for an accident in which you or someone you love was seriously injured.
Our Experienced Attorneys Understand Load Restrictions
At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., in Winston-Salem, we know how to prove how overweight trucks and unsafe loads have contributed to serious injury accidents in North Carolina. Our lawyers hold trucking companies responsible and maximize our clients’ recovery for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Overloaded trucks can cause a number of issues that result in a serious accident, including:
- Inability to come to a complete stop
- Excessive pressure on tires, which may cause blowouts
- Problems steering
- Rollovers are more common
We work with a network of professionals, including accident reconstruction specialists and trucking industry experts, who help us build strong cases that stand up in court.
The insurance carriers for commercial trucking companies are notorious for offering less than an injured party deserves in these cases. However, our reputation as a firm that is always ready and able to go to trial allows us to recover the full amount for our clients frequently without the need to go to court.
Meet With Our Knowledgeable Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident with a commercial truck, call (336) 568-8779 or email us to schedule an appointment. We can review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend the best course of action.
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