Load Limit Violations
Large trucks or 18-wheelers carry thousands of pounds of goods or materials all across the nation every day. There is a legal limit for how much an 18-wheeler can carry and weigh. An 18-wheeler cannot legally weigh over 80,000 pounds. This weight limit became mandatory in 1993, and if truck drivers or companies attempt to handle a load that exceeds the legal limit, they can put innocent lives at risk.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident caused by an overloaded 18-wheeler, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with a qualified legal representative, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Hazards Created by Overloaded Trucks
In order to save money, trucking companies may elect to overload trucks so they do not have to take multiple trips or pay for multiple drivers. The following are representative of the kinds of hazards that are created by overloaded trucks:
- Larger loads add weight to the truck, increasing the force of impact
- The truck has a higher risk of toppling over
- Brakes may be unable to stop a vehicle that is too heavy
The injuries that one suffers in a motor vehicle accident are likely to be severe, and an overloaded commercial truck only serves to increase the level of danger.
Let the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. help you fight for the financial compensation you need if you have been harmed due to a trucking company’s negligence. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney.