A Louisville Truck Accident Lawyer Fights For Overloaded Truck Accident Victims.
Louisville Truck Accident Lawyer Fights For Overloaded Truck Accident Victims
Truck drivers and trucking companies have an obligation to make sure a truck’s contents are loaded properly. This process generally includes two important steps: making sure all the contents are distributed evenly in the truck and making sure the contents to do not exceed the legal weight limit.
When truck drivers overload trucks or fail to load the truck correctly, serious truck accidents are a real possibility. Overloaded trucks are unsafe at any speed. A tractor-trailer with too much weight in its trailer takes much longer to stop and often has trouble turning, resulting in rollover accidents.
These accidents are especially complicated because often they involve more than just the truck driver. Often, the company that owns the truck forced the driver to put more weight on the truck. Or the trucking company failed to verify the weight of the truck before forcing the driver back out on the road. If that’s the case, you might have grounds for a strong, trucking company liability case.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry, governs weight and load restrictions for all commercial vehicles. A trucking company that allows an overloaded vehicle on the highway clearly is negligent for any resulting accident.
Truck accident injuries are often serious. We take your case personally
There are so many legal issues you need to consider if you’ve been injured in an overloaded truck accident. That’s why it’s so important you contact the Shelton Law Group. When you contact us, one of our experienced, knowledgeable Lexington truck accident lawyers can meet with you and discuss the details of your case. We can then get right to work on finding out all the facts and getting to bottom of what caused your accident.
The more information you have, the stronger your case. Some trucking companies are reluctant to share their records after an accident, especially if the information clearly reveals that the trucking company did something wrong. We will do whatever it takes to get that information. And we will work hard to find additional facts to help support our case. We don’t take no for an answer. The Shelton Law Group will work tirelessly for you.
Discover what an aggressive, dedicated attorney can do for you. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation. Call 1-888-761-7204. We take your case personally.