Overloaded Trucks

Lake Charles Overloaded Trucks Attorneys

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has regulations pertaining to the acceptable weight than can be loaded onto 18-wheelers. These regulations provide for weight limits to ensure even distribution of cargo, which can help prevent crashes. Due to the pressure that truckers and trucking companies are under to deliver cargo, truckers, and trucking companies often ignore weight limits to load their trucks as full of cargo as possible. Overloaded trucks contribute to a high percentage of truck accidents annually.

If you or a family member sustained a serious injury in a truck accident that was caused by an overloaded truck, we can help. The Lake Charles overloaded trucks attorneys at Hoffoss Devall, have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to deliver results in your injury case. Contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, seek legal help as soon as you can. Our law firm will require access to the accident scene as soon as possible to ensure we can preserve the evidence.

Overweight Trucks Can Cause Serious Injury and Death

Truck accidents can result in serious injuries — including neck and back injuries and traumatic brain injuries — as well as death. Our law firm recognizes the seriousness of these injuries and losses. We strive to provide our clients with efficient, vigorous and thoughtful legal services. We seek fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. To do so, we obtain a clear and concise understanding of how the truck accident occurred and who is responsible.

When trucks are overloaded, the following accidents can happen:

  • Cargo can shift, resulting in a truck jackknifing or rolling over
  • Overweight trucks can have problems stopping, resulting in collisions
  • Overloaded trucks place more strain on the mechanical components of the truck, resulting in more strain put on the brakes and other necessary safety equipment
  • Items that are improperly loaded on a truck can fall off the truck, injuring motorists

Were You Injured in a Truck Accident That Was Caused by an Overloaded Truck? Talk to a Lawyer From Our Louisiana Law Firm.

Our Louisiana law firm offers free initial consultations, and you will pay no lawyer fees unless we win compensation for you. To learn more about how we can help you after a truck accident, call us at 337-433-2053 or contact our law firm online.