Overloaded Truck Injury Claims Lawyer
How much weight and how a large truck is loaded can impact the safety of the vehicle. Commercial trucks, especially semi-trucks, are closely regulated on how much weight they can carry and how their cargo is loaded. When a large truck is overloaded, it becomes harder to control and stop, increasing the risk for truck accidents. If you have been the victim of an overloaded truck accident, the driver and their employer may be liable for damages caused in the accident.
On highways like I-85, I-75 and I-20, you will see weigh stations that are used to regulate the size and weight of large trucks. Truck drivers know the rules and regulations regarding weight limits and what they are allowed to carry. Even with weigh stations and inspections of truck loads, trucking companies and their employees find ways to carry larger loads to increase profits. Overloaded trucks make more money for truck drivers and the companies they work for, but they are a hazard on the roadways.
Proving Negligence in Overloaded Truck Accidents
Trucks loaded too high or with too much weight can cause serious accidents. Loads piled too high can create tipping hazards around corners or if the truck needs to maneuver. Heavy loads can make trucks harder to stop. When an overloaded truck tips or rear-ends another vehicle, it is likely to cause serious injuries to the occupants of other vehicles involved. Victims of these accidents need an experienced truck accident lawyer on their side to prove that negligent overloading was a factor in causing the accident.
When an overloaded truck causes an injury or fatal accident, pursuing compensation for damages can be complex. The truck driver, their employer and multiple insurance companies may be involved. If you have been involved in a large truck accident in Georgia, contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. If we handle your claim, we will fight aggressively to obtain compensation for your injuries or losses.