Driving with Overweight Load
Although the government has laws that restrict the amount of weight that an 18-wheeler can haul, many truck drivers and companies violate these regulations, allowing dangerous amounts of weight on trailers. Overweight loads can severely impair a truck driver’s ability to control their vehicle, putting innocent drivers on the road at risk for suffering injury in a catastrophic accident. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our Massachusetts truck accident lawyers understand how devastating these accidents can be and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims who have suffered needlessly as a result.
Dangers of Driving with an Overloaded Trailer
18-wheelers already pose a serious threat to other motorists due to their enormous size and weight, and these dangers only increase when an overloaded trailer is involved. Some of the potential consequences of a truck driver operating a semi-truck with an overweight load include:
- Inability to stop or slow down when needed
- Inability to properly maneuver the truck, especially in an emergency situation
- Lack of control when turning and changing lanes
Accidents involving overloaded semi-trucks can result in life-changing injuries for victims in addition to saddling these individuals with extensive medical bills and lost wages. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we believe that the careless parties responsible for these accidents should be held accountable and provide the compensation that their victims need.
Contact an attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today
If you or a loved one suffered injury due to an overweight load on an 18-wheeler, our experienced and dedicated attorneys are ready to aggressively pursue your case and provide you with the legal advice and support that you need. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more.