Semi-truck and other large truck accidents may be caused by overloading. When a semi or commercial truck is overloaded, a variety of problems may ensue.
These common problems include:
- The tires may be at higher risk of blowout
- Overweight trucks require substantially greater stopping distance
- Overloaded cargo could lead to falling debris if not properly secured
- Overloaded trucks may be at higher risk of a rollover accident
If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact the knowledgeable Salt Lake City truck accident lawyers at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law. We have access to a team of experienced scientific experts and trucking industry experts who assist us in the management of truck accident claims. We are highly adept at identifying and establishing the cause of truck accidents.Our goal is to always obtain maximum compensation for our clients to ensure the highest quality of life.
Any violation of a federal regulation or an industry standard is a choice. It is a choice to overload a truck, hire unqualified drivers, cut corners, and focus on profits more than safety. When trucking companies make such decisions, they must be held accountable for the damage they cause. Likewise, truck drivers have a duty to drive safely, load cargo safely, and perform their professional duties in a responsible manner.
Fighting for Compensation You Deserve
When truck companies and truck drivers are negligent, they must be held accountable for the injuries they cause to other drivers and pedestrians. Our attorneys are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims hurt by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident caused by the overloading of a truck, or any other type of negligence, we are ready to put our experience and resources to work for you.
To schedule your free consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney in Salt Lake City, contact Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson in Salt Lake City, Utah. For assistance, call (801) 901-3470 or contact us by e-mail.