Accidents Caused by Falling Debris and Overloaded Trucks
State and federal traffic safety laws provide regulations not only for weight limits on trucks, but also for how cargo is distributed and secured. Drivers are required to inspect their cargo and make any needed adjustments within the first 50 miles after beginning a trip.
Unfortunately, some trucking companies look the other way when drivers ignore the law to make better time. By paying their drivers by the load, many trucking companies encourage their employees to overload their vehicles. When businesses increase their profits by putting overloaded trucks on the road, it is other drivers who pay the price. An overloaded truck takes longer to stop and is harder to maneuver than one that is properly loaded. Unsecured items can become dangerous missiles, breaking car windshields and causing deaths and serious injuries.
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If you have been injured or a loved one killed in an accident involving an overloaded truck, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the trucking company or its driver failed to follow weight and loading rules. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with our overloaded truck accident lawyers in Charleston, Logan or Summersville. We handle all truck injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.