When a truck is overloaded with cargo, it can pose a serious hazard to other drivers on the road. With the increased weight, the truck can easily become unstable, and the handling and maneuverability of the vehicle are seriously compromised. Excessive weight can also lead to more serious injuries for drivers and passengers if there is an accident.
It may be difficult for you to know whether the truck that caused your accident was overloaded or overweight at the time of your accident. This is why it is essential for you to work with an experienced truck accident attorney who can investigate your case and establish liability.
If you have been involved in an accident with a truck driver, contact a lawyer at RGLZ. We’ve got decades of experience under our collective belts providing Long Island and New York Metro area truck accident victims with quality service and skilled representation.
Trucking Regulations and Truck Weight
There are a wide variety of federal and state regulations that govern commercial trucking. For example, on federal highways, the maximum weight allowed for a commercial vehicle is 20,000 pounds per axle. On an average semi-truck that amounts to a maximum of 80,000 pounds.
Our attorneys know the rules and regulations that govern trucks in New York front and back. It’s of the utmost importance to discover and investigate the circumstances that led to an accident as soon as possible, and thankfully our proficiency at conducting this process is something we hang our hats on. Our attorneys frequently work with industry experts, including accident reconstructionists, in order to understand the cause of our clients’ truck accidents. In other words, we’ve got your back.
Contact Our New York Trucking Accident Attorneys
At RGLZ, we strive every day to treat our clients like family. There’s not a single thing more important to us than their cases, and helping our clients get to a better place is the reason why we do this work. Contact us online or call 866-639-5567. We promise you’ll have access to an attorney who will take the time to answer all your questions. That’s just the way we do things.