We Fight For Compensation In Truck Accident Cases Caused By Overloading
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations put weight limits on commercial trucks. The regulations also require proper means of securing cargo. Despite these regulations, overweight and improperly loaded trucks cause fatal accidents every year.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we understand the catastrophic nature of truck accidents. We also know how to fight the trucking company’s insurance carrier for the compensation you need. Commercial insurance companies are notoriously difficult to work with, but our lawyers have the skill and experience to recover damages for you. For a free consultation with a Wilmington overloaded truck accident attorney, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.
Overweight Trucks And Improperly Secured Cargo
An overweight truck is more difficult to control, especially at high speeds. It takes longer to stop and is harder to turn safely. Overloaded tractor-trailers and semis are prone to tipping over if cargo shifts and redistributes weight suddenly. Improperly secured or unsecured cargo can also cause a truck to tip over if it moves during transport.
An overloaded or improperly loaded truck that tips over or fails to stop can cause accidents such as:
Unsecured cargo can also create hazards by falling off of flatbed trucks or out of tractor-trailers, striking other vehicles or leaving debris in the road.
Contact A Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer In Wilmington
Determining liability in these types of accidents requires an experienced attorney. There may be multiple liable parties such as the driver, trucking company, loading dock workers and others, depending on the specifics of the case. We may work with accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case for injuries and wrongful death.