Philadelphia Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys
The Philadelphia overloaded truck accident attorneys at the personal injury law firm of Cherry Injury Law know all too well the residual effects suffered by the victims of trucking accidents and their families. One minute you are going about your daily activities and the next you are seriously injured or a loved one dies in a trucking accident on Pennsylvania roads and highways.
Overloaded Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is heavily regulated. The load that trucks may haul and the distribution in the truck are subject to a number of regulations. These include how much weight a certain type of truck may carry, the total permissible combined weight of a truck and its load, the weight carried by each axle and the weight placed on the truck’s tires. The weigh stations that we pass on the highways inspect a truck’s weight, the nature of its cargo and whether it conforms to regulations. They also check the driver’s compliance with regulations concerning hours of service, etc.
When a truck is overloaded, it becomes a very dangerous vehicle. For example, the results of excessive weight include the following:
- Equipment failure, in particular, tires that cannot bear the weight
- Inadequate brakes for the amount of weight carried resulting in longer stop times
- Excessive speed on downhill runs coupled with an inability to stop within the truck’s usual stopping distance
- If improperly distributed, the overload may result in a truck rolling over as the weight shifts
An excessive load is a truck accident waiting to happen, and it’s one that could have been (and should have been) prevented. The driver and the trucking company are responsible for complying with the laws governing loads, and the refusal to obey these regulations can have catastrophic results for automobiles near the overloaded trucks. When the tires blow or the truck cannot stop in time or a truck rolls over, the victims are all too often cars that are in the path of an overloaded truck. Unable to avoid the truck and dwarfed by the size of the loaded truck, automobiles and their occupants face devastating consequences.
Pennsylvania Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyers
The experienced Pennsylvania overloaded truck accident lawyers at Cherry Injury Law know the laws and regulations governing the trucking industry. They also know how trucking companies and the drivers try to get around them. If an accident involving an overloaded truck injured you or if a loved one has been hurt or killed because of an overloaded truck, please contact the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Cherry Injury Law. They will evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-565-0300.