Overloaded Trucks: Cincinnati Truck Accident Attorney
Negligent Trucking Companies & Overloaded Trucks
At The Moore Law Firm, we represent the injured in trucking accident cases, including accidents caused by overloaded trucks. Our firm is respected throughout the legal community for our work in personal injury law, and our founder has the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, AV® Preeminent in personal injury law. Both Don Moore and Dan Moore are rated
10.0 by Avvo. Don has been listed as an
Ohio Super Lawyer® for the past 6 years. Dan has been listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2010. After an injury accident involving a big rig, 18-wheeler or other commercial truck, get in touch with our professional legal team for assistance with the legal matters related to your claim.
Federal Regulations and Overloaded Trucks
Trucking firms are regulated at the federal level, by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Not only must cargo be correctly secured, there are weight restrictions, based upon the type of vehicle. An overloaded truck puts all other drivers and their passengers in peril. There is an increased possibility of a rollover, jackknife or the inability for the driver to bring the truck to a halt if necessary. If you or your family member has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, it is important that you have legal representation to seek out the evidence regarding negligence, and whether the truck was overloaded, exceeding state or federal regulations for weight limits. If so, these facts can be important supporting evidence for the claim filed against the trucking firm, or other liable party.
Determining Liability in Your Truck Accident Case
An overloaded truck is far more likely to cause an accident, and innocent people can pay the price for this act of negligence. Uncovering the facts regarding the cause of the accident is a critical aspect of the process of recovering compensation for damages. State police accident investigators in conjunction with federal agencies can get involved in determining the cause of an accident. In some cases, it is determined that the vehicle was overloaded, causing it to become unstable, and eventually leading to the accident. Determining what parties are responsible for this violation of federal law requires an investigation into the facts of the case, regarding the trucking firm, the company that loaded the truck, the driver and all other details.
We have extensive experience in recovering compensation in truck accident cases, and we urge you to get in touch with us at once for assistance. Call The Moore Law Firm