Helping Individuals Recover From Trucking Accidents Caused By Improperly Loaded Semitrucks
An overloaded or improperly loaded truck puts other people in harm’s way. Overloaded trucks are harder to control and take longer to stop than trucks that are properly loaded. If an item is unsecured and dropped from a trailer, it can become a dangerous missile, crashing into other vehicles or pedestrians.
Truck Weight And Loading Laws
According to DOT regulations, truck cargo must be firmly secured. For example, tie-downs must be attached and secured in a manner that prevents the secured item from becoming loose while the truck is in motion. Cargo that is likely to roll must be restrained by chocks, wedges, a cradle or other means.
Each state sets specific limits on how much weight a truck can carry. For example, trucks with three axles have a maximum cargo weight of 48,000 pounds. Trucks with two axles can carry a maximum of 34,000 pounds.
A Law Firm With Resources To Conduct A Thorough Investigation
If you or a family member was injured in a trucking accident, our attorneys at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, will take the necessary steps to find out if improper loading was the culprit.
We will review all available evidence, such as the load the truck was carrying, and whether the trucking company has a record of past weight violations. Our team of lawyers has represented Ohio victims of truck driver negligence for 50 years. Let us help you.
Free Consultation. No Legal Fees Unless We Recover Compensation For You.
We offer contingency fee arrangements so you and your family pay no upfront legal fees.
We also assist in recovering compensation for family members who have lost loved ones in truck accidents caused by hauling improper loads.