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Overloaded Truck Trailer Accidents in Las Vegas

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.

Overloaded Trucks Is One Cause of Truck Accidents

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 & big rig 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:

  • Increased risk for truck instability, which can lead to trucks rolling over, jackknifing or swerving;
  • Decreased functionality of the brakes because the truck is not built to withstand weights above the maximum allowable weight;
  • Decreased ability to maneuver the truck; and
  • Greater stress on the tires, which increases the possibility of a tire blowout.

If you’re seriously injured, or a love one is hurt or even worse, killed, due to this type of negligence, how can it be justified? Is the drive to make a little more money per load worth your health, your family’s or loved one’s health or life? Hardly. What about mistakes… we all make them. Drivers should know the seriousness of making this type of mistake & the impact it could have on those around them. Overloading a trailer is nothing to take lightly. When you’re making decisions that can affect the outcome of the rest of someone’s life, this is not something to take pay little attention to.

People have to be held accountable when they make judgement calls that injure or kill others. Overloading a trailer is no exception. If a hard lesson isn’t learned the first time, how long will it be until it happens again? Can you afford to not take a stand, knowing that it could stop this type of accident from happening again? How would you feel if you learned that the driver or company that caused your injury had done something similar before & nothing was done about it? It’s easy for a person or company to say they’ve learned from mistakes but then go onto the daily grind when no real action has been taken & no major consequences have been dealt with. It’s too easy to go back to their normal life & make the same mistake again. How easy will it be for you to go back to life as normal with an injury or loss of a loved one?

Contact a Las Vegas Truck Overloaded Trailer Accident Attorney

WIf 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. We want to help you get your life back as much as possible & to the highest quality of life as possible.

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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