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Tamarac Overweight / Overload Trucks

According to the federal North American Cargo Securement Standard, truck doors, tailgate, tarpaulins, and other cargo-securing equipment must be in good repair and must be used correctly. In addition, trucks must not exceed certain weight limits or must seek special permission and certification if they must for some reason carry an excessive load of cargo. The rules also dictate that cargo on commercial trucks must be evenly distributed and properly secured to prevent the cargo from spilling onto the road where it can cause a roadway accident. Unfortunately, each year truck carriers and other violate the rules set out by the North American Cargo Securement Standard, causing serious trucking and roadway collisions in Tamarac and other communities.

Flaxman Law Group is always standing by if you have been injured. Just contact our law firm at 866-352-9626 to arrange a free accident consultation. We understand how frightening a serious traffic collision can be and we do everything we can to offer legal advice and support.

When Truck Carriers Violate Federal Rules

When truck carriers, drivers, and cargo loaders fail to follow federal standards and weight limits, debris from an overloaded truck or a rollover involving an overloaded big rig can cause a terrible truck accident. In some cases, fuel and other flammable liquid can spill onto the road, where it can cause an explosion or fire. There can be a chain reaction accident if cars swerve out of the way to avoid the disaster. In other cases, tires, heavy equipment, or other heavy cargo can spill from a truck and can smash into other vehicles, causing catastrophic accidents and injuries. Sometimes, truck cargo is small but sharp and can puncture tires of other vehicles, leading to single vehicle collisions. In every case, incorrectly secured cargo and overweight can cause a disaster.

Trucking Crashes in Tamarac Lead to Devastating Injury

Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Facial or eye injuries

Overloaded trucks are even more likely than most commercial vehicles to lead to fatalities and serious injury. Due to the higher weight of these trucks, they create more force upon impact, often causing catastrophic injury. Larger trucks are also more likely to be involved in a collision because they are harder to control and are more vulnerable to rollovers, tire blowouts, and brake failure due to the added weight.

If you have suffered an injury due to a trucking collision, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation. Our full service law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you will not need to pay legal fees unless and until we recover money on your behalf. In addition, the attorneys at our full-service law firm have access to resources that we use to help clients find car rentals, medical experts, and other resources they need as they start on the road to healing. If you have been injured, do not hesitate to contact our law firm if you would like to know whether you have a legal claim.

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