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Hialeah Overweight / Overload Trucks

According to the federal North American Cargo Securement Standard, truck cargo must be secured so that it does not fall, spill, or shift around on the truck. The same law requires that commercial trucks not exceed certain weight standards without special permission to do so. Under the same federal guidelines, truck cargo equipment on a truck – including truck doors and tailgates, for example – must be maintained correctly and used properly. All of these laws are intended to protect you and other users of the roads in Hialeah or your community.

As personal injury lawyers, the staff at Flaxman Law Group know that all too often these and other federal rules are unfortunately violated by truck carriers and other parties, often with disastrous results. After a serious trucking collision, our team of attorneys understand that your family may be very upset and know that having to file an injury claim can be very difficult. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group do all that they can make the process as simple as possible. If you have been injured, feel free to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation to find out how we can be of assistance.

How Overloaded Truck Accidents Happen in Hialeah and Other Communities

Overloaded truck collisions can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Truck drivers may fail to notice that their cargo exceeds weight limits
  • Truck loaders may fail to check the weight of cargo or may incorrectly load cargo
  • Truck carriers, drivers, and loaders may intentionally overload cargo in order to save money on transport
  • Truck cargo may be incorrectly secure or loaded, causing the cargo to shift

Whether intentional or not, overloading or incorrectly securing cargo violates federal guidelines intended to keep roadway users safe. If you have been injured in a collision caused by incorrectly loaded or overloaded trucks, you may have a legal claim against any liable parties who have contributed to the collision.

Trucking and Car Accidents in Hialeah and Florida Can Lead to Life-Changing Injury

Traffic accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Fatalities
  • Permanent injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Amputations
  • Burns

These injuries can affect your life permanently and can result in devastating medical bills as well as other costs. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney if you have sustained any serious injury in a truck accident. You may be able to pursue liable parties in your case and you may be able to file a legal claim that helps you seek compensation for your damages.

If you would like to know more, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review. Your free, no obligation case consultation gives you a chance to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney at our law firm. If you decide to work with Flaxman Law Group to pursue compensation, we can handle every detail of your case, from helping you find a rental car to helping you find medical care for your injuries to aggressively pursuing fair compensation for you. You initial consultation comes with no obligation, so contact Flaxman Law Group today to evaluate your options.

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