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Overloaded Truck Accidents in Raleigh

Call (919) 335-7005 If You Were Hurt in an Accident With an Improperly Loaded Truck

State and federal regulations dictate the manner in which a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler must be loaded, the maximum weight of the load and truck, how cargo is secured, and more. Shipping companies, loading companies, truck operators, and trucking companies all bear responsibility in ensuring that trucks are properly loaded – for the safety of truck drivers and everyone on the road. If they shirk this obligation, serious injuries and losses of life may occur.

An overloaded truck or a truck with an imbalanced load or improperly secured cargo can cause a serious or fatal accident. If you were injured or lost a loved one in such a collision, do not wait to talk to a Raleigh truck accident attorney at Edwards Kirby. For 25 years, we have fought for the injured in North Carolina and across the country. We are here to hold negligent companies and individuals accountable for harming others – and we are here to recover the compensation you need to restore your life and future.

Call our firm at (919) 335-7005 for a free consultation with one of our skilled professionals.

Identifying the Dangers Posed by Overloaded Trucks

In accordance with trucking regulations, commercial vehicles may not exceed specific gross vehicle weights, which include the weight of the truck themselves as well as their cargo. When a truck is overloaded, it is more prone to cause or be involved in an accident. Others are placed at undue risk.

An overloaded truck presents the following problems:

  • It is more difficult to maneuver, even in ideal traffic, road, or weather conditions.
  • It takes longer to slow down or stop.
  • It places excessive wear and tear on tires, brakes, and other key truck parts.

Brakes are more likely to fail if a truck is overloaded. Even an experienced and cautious truck driver may not be able to properly maneuver an overloaded 18-wheeler. A truck with a too-heavy load may not be able to stop in time in the event of a roadway hazard or stopped traffic. These are all possible scenarios, and our Raleigh truck accident lawyers are committed to exposing the hazards of improperly loaded trucks to help victims of these accidents find justice.

Take the first step to justice and fair compensation – call (919) 335-7005 to see how Edwards Kirby can help you.

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