An overloaded truck presents a dangerous scenario waiting to happen. It is one of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents, resulting in serious injuries and deaths. At Presley & Presley, LLC, our team is determined to recover your entitled compensation to pay for medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
With more than 30 years of legal experience, our Kansas City overloaded truck accident lawyers possess the comprehensive knowledge of Missouri and federal trucking rules and regulations to navigate through the possible complexities of your case. Let us fight for you while you make the best recovery possible.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) federal regulations, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers have an acceptable weight of 20,000 pounds per axle, with a total of 80,000 pounds for a four-axle truck. Commercial trucking companies and truck drivers are directly responsible for maintaining proper weight limits and that the cargo is loaded in a satisfactory and evenly distributed manner. Unfortunately, they often neglect to follow regulations in order to make a profit and meet deadlines at a quicker rate.
Overloaded trucks can cause the following problems:
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial trucks should not exceed more than 20,000 pounds per axle, which is a total of 80,000 pounds for a four-axle truck. There are approximately 700 weigh stations spanning throughout the country to ensure that truckers adhere to the standards set forth by the FMCSA.
Unfortunately, not all trucking companies and drivers follow these rules, resulting in serious accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.
If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a collision with an overloaded truck, our Kansas City overloaded truck accidents attorney is ready to protect your rights. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, you can feel confident in obtaining our experienced and reliable legal services.
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