Large commercial trucks can pose a serious threat to other drivers on the roads, especially when trucks are not properly maintained or the drivers do not use proper care. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2012, 3,921 people died in crashes involving large trucks and another 104,001 suffered injuries. There was a 4% increase in the number of fatalities from the previous year, as well as an 18% percent increase in the number of injuries.
Unfortunately, many of the accidents involving large trucks are due to driver error and can be avoided. A common cause of truck accidents is overloading a truck or its trailer. Each truck is designed to only hold a certain weight. Too often, however, there are trucks on the road that exceed the maximum weight limits and disregard federal regulations governing truck weight limits. When the truck exceeds the specified limit, the effects be can dangerous for the truck driver and other vehicles on the roads.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the Ladah Law firm’s Las Vegas semi truck accident attorneys can help you investigate the accident to determine who may be liable. We want to make sure that you recover fair compensation for your injuries, including future and past medical expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of wages and earning capacity. Reach out to us today at 702.252.0055.
Effects of an Overloaded Truck
An overloaded truck is significantly more likely to be in an accident than a truck carrying the proper weight. Common effects of an overloaded truck that can lead to an accident include:
If you have been injured in a truck accident, an experienced truck accident attorney can help you understand your rights. At the Ladah Law Firm, our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys have experience helping truck accident victims obtain compensation for their injuries. From overloaded trucks to truck tire blowouts, our Las Vegas attorneys have experience prosecuting all types of truck accidents.
Don’t wait before it is too late. Contact Ladah Law Firm’s overloaded truck accident attorneys today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You can call us today at 702.252.0055 or visit our office at 517 South 3rd Street in Las Vegas.
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