Overloaded Truck Accidents
Discuss Your Legal Options with Our Ohio Truck Accident Attorneys
One of the most common causes of
truck accidents is overloaded and improperly loaded cargo. Despite the weight limits set
forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truckers
and trucking companies continue to overload their vehicles to meet deadlines
faster and save money.
If you suffered a serious injury in a collision caused by an overloaded
or improperly loaded truck in Ohio,
Rourke & Blumenthal is ready to help you recover your entitled compensation. With more than
75 years of collective experience, our Columbus personal injury lawyers
have a comprehensive understanding of state and federal trucking laws
to guide you through the complexities of your case.
Dangers of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks
FMCSA regulations, the maximum legal weight limit of a commercial truck is a total of 80,000
pounds – 20,000 pounds per axle. Studies have shown that a fully
loaded 80,000-pound truck is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal
crash compared to a truck weighing only 50,000 pounds.
The following are common hazards associated with overloaded and improperly
- They take longer to stop.
- They are difficult to maneuver.
- They are more susceptible to rollover.
- The added weight can increase tire pressure, resulting in a tire blowout.
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