Overweight and Overloaded Trucks in Georgia

Both Federal and State regulations have guidelines on the maximum weight and load trucks may have when transporting goods. Violations of these regulations are not only against the law, but hazardous to the safety of the driver and all other motorists. However, despite knowing that overweight and overloaded trucks are present major road hazards, many companies still disregard the law and improperly overload trucks with goods for shipping. If you or someone you know have been hurt in a trucking accident or incident that is related to overloaded or trucks over their maximum weight limit, contact the Persons Firm for a risk-free initial consultation today.

Accident Risks

Overweight and overloaded trucks are a main cause of accidents in the state of Georgia. Accidents often occur when the cargo shifts, a truck changes lanes, or there are other sudden movements. Some accidents associated with overweight or overloaded vehicles are rollover accidents, accidents caused by the sudden loss of control of a vehicle, and those caused from added wear and tear on the commercial motor vehicle. In addition to accidents caused by something occuring to the truck itself, accidents can also be caused by damage to the roadway. Some bridges, highways, and other roadways have specific weight limits. Although a truck may not have exceeded the weight or load limits for safe driving, it can still cause major accidents when the capacity exceeds the allowable limits on a particular road. These scenarios must be examined and accidents stemming from overweight or overloaded trucks must be accounted for when seeking relief after an accident.

Investigating a Claim

When you or your loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, you need to speak with an experienced attorney. The reason an attorney is necessary in trucking accidents is to ensure that a thorough investigation is completed as a part of determining whether you have a claim. When emergency responders arrive at the scene of an accident, there are different protocols that may be followed. The type of investigation that occurs immediately following an accident depends on the type of actions emergency responders see fit. This means that the weight and load of a truck may not be accounted for in an accident. An experienced attorney will launch his or her own investigation to be sure that no violations to state or federal law occurs.

Persons Firm: Experienced Personal Injury Litigators

The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are an experienced personal injury firm that takes pride in all of our cases. Clients often recommend others to the attorneys at The Persons Firm because we keep our clients informed every step of the way. We do this so you can be in the best position to make a decision that meets your needs, rebuild your life, and begin to feel in control once again.

If you or your loved one have been hurt in a trucking accident but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your rights to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.