Deerfield Beach Overweight / Overload Trucks
You probably share the road with overloaded trucks in Deerfield Beach or your Florida community every day without being in a traffic accident. However, each overweight truck and incorrectly loaded truck on the roads is a danger to you and your family.
If you are injured in a roadway collision with a truck that may have violated federal cargo rules and weight limits, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney. The full service law firm of Flaxman Law Group has been helping injured plaintiffs for more than 35 years and we are always standing by to evaluate your case if you have been injured. Just give us a call at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or use our online web form to schedule your free case review.Why Are Overloaded Trucks So Dangerous?
There are many dangers associated with overloaded trucks, including:
- Heavier trucks and incorrectly loaded trucks are prone to cargo spills
- The trucker can lose control of the vehicle
- Overloaded and incorrectly loaded trucks are at risk for rollovers
- Trucks that exceed weight limits can cause damage to the roads, which can lead to collisions
- Brake failure and tire blowouts are more common in overloaded trucks
- Heavier trucks may slip backwards on steep slopes or may struggle to drive uphill
All truck collisions can lead to devastation, but crashes involving heavier trucks are especially likely to lead to fatalities and serious injury. There are many reasons why truck accidents can be especially catastrophic:
- The size and force of trucks can mean a greater force of impact and therefore a greater chance of serious injuries
- The size of trucks can mean that truck accidents become chain reaction accidents, with multiple points of impact and serious injuries
- The fact that trucks are so large can mean that these trucks can crush smaller vehicles and pedestrians in a collision
- The height of truck tires can mean that smaller vehicles can slip underneath the truck in an underride accident, causing crushing injuries and other catastrophic injuries to the passengers in the smaller vehicle
- The size of the truck means that sometimes a truck will strike a pedestrian or smaller vehicle and not realize that the accident has occurred until the victim has been dragged for some time, making the injuries worse
- Trucks are often in collisions with pedestrians or much smaller vehicles who have fewer layers of protection and simply have no chance against a larger tractor-trailer or big rig
If you have been in a trucking collision, it is likely that you have sustained serious, even life-changing injuries. In this type of situation, it is important to get legal advice to make sure that your interests and finances are protected.
If you need legal advice, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free case consultation. The personal injury lawyers at Flaxman Law Group care about road safety in South Florida. Our team of attorneys has more than six decades of combined experience helping traffic accident victims in South Florida communities.