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North Miami Overweight / Overload Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set regulations for safe weights for tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks. Under these regulations, large commercial trucks are allowed only up to two limits of 20,000 pounds per axle and weight. This means that for most trucks there is a limit of 80,000 pounds total allowed, unless a truck is able to secure special exceptions and written permissions. Despite these rules and despite the weigh stations along our nation's highways to prevent overloaded and overweight trucks on the roads, overweight and overloaded trucks as well as trucks with cargo issues are among the main causes of trucking collisions in North Miami and across the country.

You are not alone if you have been injured in a trucking accident caused by an overweight truck or a negligent driver. Unfortunately, preventable trucking collisions are a leading cause of fatalities and injuries across the country. If you would like to explore your legal options, simply contact Flaxman Law Group through our online website or through our 24-hour a day phone lines at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to arrange a free, no obligation consultation today.

The Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

The cargo commercial trucks transport can become deadly when it exceeds weight limits and is not properly secured. Whether that cargo is logs, industrial equipment, fuel, or simply consumer goods, it can easily spill onto the road and cause a chain reaction accident in your unity if the truck is overloaded or the cargo is not correctly secured. In addition, commercial trucks that have unsafely large amounts of cargo or cargo that is not correctly secured are more likely to be involved in rollovers.

Truck drivers may have a harder time controlling these vehicles, especially up and down hills, and this can easily lead to an accident. Overloaded trucks also put extra pressure on their tries and brakes, sometimes causing these systems to fail. Overweight trucks even cause serious damage to roads and bridges, which can cause long-term damage that can contribute to car and motorcycle collisions.

Why Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney In North Miami Or Your Community?

After trucking accident, you may wish to contact a personal injury attorney in order to:

  • Find out the likely total cost of injuries
  • Find out whether you have a legal claim
  • Get an honest legal opinion about an insurance offer or settlement offer
  • Protect your rights
  • Find out the likely future and long-term costs of your injuries
  • Get help filing a legal claim if you qualify
  • Get help with the insurance process

If you would like help with any of the above, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time for a free case evaluation. The experienced attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are familiar with the types of serious injuries caused by overloaded trucks. We believe that in these cases it is important to hold liable parties accountable. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experienced getting justice and compensation on behalf of people who have been injured in preventable roadway accidents and other incidents of negligence and recklessness. Would you like to know whether you have a claim? You can always reach us for a free case review.