Overloading A Trailer

Did An Overweight Truck Cause Your Accident?

At Harris Powers & Cunningham, we will leave no stone unturned when looking for the cause of the truck accident that left you injured. Finding out how the accident happened will give us the evidence we need to establish liability and secure the best possible compensation for you.

One of the avenues of investigation we will pursue is the overloading or improper loading of the accident-causing truck.

The Hazards Of Overloading A Semi Truck

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has laws regarding weight limits and load distributions for all semi trucks. And Arizona has state-specific laws as well.

When trucks are loaded above regulatory weight limits, or if the cargo weight is not properly distributed in the trailer's cargo space, the moving semi can become unstable. And instability can lead to jackknifing or rollovers. In addition, improper loading and overloading can hinder the truck's ability to stop in a timely manner. These are all risk factors for serious accidents.

Unfortunately, these dangerous loading tactics are still being used by many companies. Sometimes the individual responsible for loading a truck is inexperienced or not properly trained. Other times, a truck/loading company will purposefully overload a truck in order to maximize profits. Regardless of the cause, if you were injured by this type of negligence, you have a rightful claim for a fair insurance settlement.

Fighting For Your Right To Compensation

Using highly skilled investigators and accident scene reconstructionists, our lawyers can determine if an improperly loaded truck was the cause of your accident, even when loading logs do not show the true story. After establishing liability, we will fight aggressively to secure a just settlement or verdict on your behalf. We understand that you need compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and suffering. Our firm's two partners have nearly 50 years of combined legal experience and know what it takes to obtain results, in and out of the courtroom.

Contact Our Phoenix Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyers

If a negligent truck driver caused your accident due to overloading, you are entitled to compensation and justice. The attorneys at Harris Powers & Cunningham are here to help you get both. Contact us at 602-910-6779 to get started.