Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyer in Missouri

With more than 30 years of legal experience, our Kansas City overloaded truck accident lawyers possess 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. Call 816.931.4611 to Get Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation in Kansas City

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Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

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:

  • Overloaded cargo can shift to the rear, making the truck more difficult to steer. If a trucker hits a curb or bump, the truck could tilt.
  • Overloaded trucks tend to speed up when going downhill because of the added weight. However, this extra weight can make it more difficult for the driver to bring the truck to a complete stop.
  • Too much weight can cause too much tire pressure, causing a tire blowout.
  • Overweight trucks can cause a road to collapse or cause road faults.
  • Overloaded trucks increase the chances of it rolling over.
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Federal Weight Limits for Commercial Trucks

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.

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Get Help from Our Kansas City Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyer Today

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. Contact us and schedule a free consultation today.

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