Overloaded Trucks Attorney
Federal laws stipulate that loads on large commercial trucks cannot exceed 20,000 pounds per axle or 80,000 pounds total. Too much weight can wreak havoc on a truck’s tires and axles, as well as a driver’s ability to stop in an emergency situation. In addition, overweight loads can shift, causing a truck driver to lose control of a vehicle, and roads and bridges may buckle or collapse under the excessive weight.
Simply put, overloaded trucks pose a danger to every other motorist on the road. If you are injured in an accident with an improperly loaded truck or a truck with an unsecured load, it is imperative to retain the services of a truck accident attorney who can protect your rights.