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Fort Lauderdale Overweight / Overload Trucks

An accident caused by an overloaded truck could leave you with a catastrophic injury. Common injuries in these types of accidents include paralysis, blindness, loss of a limb (amputation), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord damage. Due to the size and force of overloaded trucks, fatalities are also a common result of these types of trucking collisions in Fort Lauderdale and Florida.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to an unsafe truck, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review. We have a track record of already having recovered more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs and we would be pleased to meet with you in a free case evaluation to review your options for compensation. Our law firm serves Miami-Dade County, South Miami Heights, Broward County, and surrounding areas. You can always reach us through our website or by calling 866-352-9626 at any time to schedule your free case assessment.

Commercial Trucks (and their Cargo) are Subject to Federal Regulations

The standards governing cargo on commercial trucks are strict. Truck drivers, cargo loaders, and truck carriers are all responsible for ensuring that trucks obey cargo limits or seek written permission if cargo exceeds those weight limits. Truck drivers have an obligation to visit the weigh stations along their routes to ensure that their cargo meets federal guidelines. Truck drivers, truck carriers, and cargo loaders are also responsible for loading cargo carefully and safely, ensuring that it is properly distributed and secured so that it cannot spill onto the road. If any of these parties are negligent in doing their job and a serious accident results, they can be held liable for any damages caused.

Why Do Traffic Accidents in Fort Lauderdale and Other Communities Still Occur Due to Cargo Issues?

Even with many federal guidelines in place, trucking crashes caused by overloaded trucks are still quite common. There are a few reasons for this. Some truck drivers and truck carriers specifically try to avoid weigh scales and stations along highways. In other cases, these weigh stations are closed and trucks are able to roll right on by without getting weighed. In addition, the penalties for avoiding weight stations are often minimal, sometimes just a citation. All of these things can contribute to overweight and overloaded 18-wheelers and commercial trucks on our roads – trucks which can cause severe injuries and fatalities in traffic collisions.

Do You Need Legal Advice After Sustaining a Serious Injury?

The trial attorneys at Flaxman Law Group approach each personal injury claim seeking to secure maximum compensation on behalf of our clients in negotiations or in a court of law. Our aim is always to help clients help themselves to fair compensation as well as justice. We work aggressively both in negotiations with insurance carriers and in court to pursue fair compensation. Contact us today at 866-352-9626 to find out whether you have a legal claim. Your initial consultation comes with no risk because our law firm does not charge for initial case reviews and offers these consultations with no obligation.

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