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Miami Gardens Overweight / Overload Trucks

There are federal rules which limit how much weight commercial trucks such as big rigs and tractor-trailers can carry. There are even weight stations along the highways in Florida and other states to ensure that truck drivers comply with these rules. Unfortunately, weight stations and rules do not always prevent overweight and dangerously overloaded trucks from driving in Miami Gardens or your community.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a preventable truck accident, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to review your legal options. You may be able to pursue a legal claim or you may be able to negotiate with insurance carriers to get a fairer settlement so that you do not have to end up paying for medical costs as well as the many other costs of your injuries out of pocket. Contact Flaxman Law Group today to review your legal options and to find out what steps you can take in order to start protecting yourself and your family today.

How Do Overweight And Overloaded Trucks Get On Our Roads?

There are truck scales and cargo weight limits in place to ensure that only trucks within safe limits are on our roads. However, each year many overweight and overloaded trucks still manage to slip past these regulations and scales and cause real havoc on the road.

There are many reasons why these trucks share the road with you and your family:

  • Truck drivers and truck carriers may not weigh their cargo
  • Truck carriers and drivers may deliberately overload trucks and avoid scales to avoid getting caught
  • Truck carriers may have poor policies that prevent them from adhering to weight regulations
  • Truck drivers may be negligent in checking to make sure that cargo is within weight limits
  • Incorrect weighing of cargo or recording of weight

In addition to overweight and overloaded trucks, there is a danger in trucks that have weight distributed incorrectly. In these cases rollovers and other crashes are also a very real risk, since the unevenly distributed weight may unbalance the vehicle, especially at turns and at higher speeds.

If You Have Been in a Traffic Collision in Miami Gardens Or Anywhere in Florida, You Need Legal Advice

No matter how a trucking collision happens, if it happens due to someone’s negligence or recklessness, you may qualify for compensation. It is important to get legal advice after a traffic accident to ensure that you understand your legal rights. Adequate compensation can help you and your family pay for medical costs, car repairs, lost wages, and more.

Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm based out of Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. Our attorneys fight for plaintiffs across South Florida. If you have been injured in a truck accident anywhere in South Florida, our attorneys would be happy to review your legal rights with you in a free consultation and would be happy to come meet with you in our offices or at your location in order to review your legal options.