Overloaded Truck Accidents Lawyers
We have all seen the gross weight markings on semi truck doors. Laws regarding maximum load weight vary from state to state across the U.S. Under most conditions, the maximum weight is between 10,500 to 18,000 pounds per axle, without special pre-approval.
Maximum load weight isn't always as serious as the type of material being hauled or the means by which it has been loaded and secured to the trailer. A load that has not been properly secured or is unstable because of unbalanced weight can result in great difficulties keeping the rig under control or bringing it to a safe stop under emergency conditions. Loose products not adequately secured inside the closed trailer or tied down to a flatbed may be thrown, subjecting everyone in the area in immediate danger.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) oversees very strict regulations regarding load weight, balance and methods of securing the material or product. Any violation of the regulations can result in liability for paying injured parties substantial monetary damages related to the injuries or death of a loved one.
If you were involved in a truck accident in which an unbalanced or overloaded trailer affected the crash, talk to a personal injury attorney at Frantz Law Group, in California. Our attorneys represent plaintiffs in truck accident cases throughout California and across the U.S.
We prepare thoroughly and get your case right.
We hire professionals in the fields of truck accident reconstruction, load forensics and federal regulations to prepare the strongest case possible to win a fair settlement or jury award.
Call us toll-free at (855) 930-2626 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced San Diego injury lawyer.
We have experience in all areas of nationwide truck accidents, including:
- Improperly secured loads
- Truck driver asleep at the wheel, trucker fatigue
- Improper truck maintenance and repairs
- Violations of regulations
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Our lawyers are available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our general office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, however, we can make special arrangements to meet at a time and location convenient for you and your family. We offer a free case evaluation and handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. Clients pay no attorney fees and do not reimburse expenses advanced on their behalf unless they recover monetary damages in a settlement or jury award.