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Overloaded Trucks

Being involved in a truck accident can have devastating consequences. When a commercial semi-truck is overloaded, or if its contents shift weight, the truck is much more likely to be involved in an accident. An overloaded commercial semi-truck puts additional strain on the vehicle, especially the tires and the brakes, due to accelerated lining wear. This can lead to eventual brake failure.

Other obvious problems arise from overloaded semi-trucks. An overloaded truck cannot stop as quickly and is therefore much more likely to rear-end vehicles in front of it. Overloaded trucks also to not handle as well and cannot react as quickly to sudden emergencies.

The Dangers That Occur from Overloaded Trucks include:

  • Inability to stop
  • Debris falling from truck
  • Excess damage to roads and highways
  • Loss of Control

Overloaded trucks cost taxpayers as well. Studies have shown that the roadway damage cost of overloaded trucks ranges from 8 cents to $2.50 per ton-mile, depending on weight. Loads that shift weight inside a truck can cause problems as well. It is difficult to maintain control of a semi-truck when heavy loads are shifting weight inside the tractor. These difficulties increase when poor road conditions are involved or any other of the common causes of commercial truck accidents occur.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-trucking case, please call or email us today. The highly skilled attorneys of the Kaudy Law Firm are experts in handling semi-truck cases and are here to help.

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