Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyer in Fairfield County
Overloaded trucks and improperly secured loads can leave other drivers in peril.
Companies that overload their trucks violate numerous state and federal regulations. Weight limits exist because overloaded tractor-trailer trucks are extremely unsafe to operate. When a truck accident occurs between a truck carrying too much weight and a smaller vehicle, it's not uncommon for the driver and passengers in the car to suffer catastrophic and often fatal injuries leading to wrongful death claims. When truck drivers and truck companies choose to cut corners and ignore state and federal laws regulating truck weight, they must be held accountable for their actions.
At Vishno Law Firm, we understand overloaded trucks are unsafe to operate for a number of reasons. Overloaded trucks take longer to stop. They are more difficult to control around corners due to steering difficulties. All that extra weight puts added stress on brakes and tires, increasing the likelihood of a tire blowout or a brake failure. Yet when an accident occurs, truck drivers and truck companies are often quick to deny any wrongdoing. They may hide or destroy evidence showing they knowingly exceeded legal weight limits. That's not fair.
Improperly secured loads and trucking accidents
A truck may be under the weight limit, but may be carrying unsecured or improperly loaded cargo. Some of the dangers associated with an improperly secured load include the potential for the load to shift during transport. The truck could tip over.
If the improperly secured load is placed on a flatbed truck, the items could become missiles on the highway, putting everyone near the truck in grave danger. Even a small object that falls from a truck could spell disaster for a vehicle that strikes the object at highway speeds.
Truck drivers must inspect their load before they put their big rig on the road. In an accident, however, the shipping company may also be liable for failing to secure the load.
These types of accidents may involve multiple layers of liability, which is why victims need an experienced and accomplished attorney in their corner.
Hold negligent truck companies accountable. Contact us today
Chances are you never thought you'd be in a truck accident. You may have never believed you'd ever need to hire a lawyer. But now you've been injured in a truck accident or a loved one suffered a brain injury or died and you need someone to protect your rights.
Vishno Law Firm helps individuals and families pursue full compensation for their losses, which may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Property damages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
Fairfield County truck accident victims and families know they can trust Attorney Jeremy Vishno to protect their rights every step of the way. Attorney Vishno has been helping injury victims get the compensation they rightfully deserve since 1990.
Stand up for your rights. Contact us at Vishno Law Firm today. If represented by our firm, rest assured your case will be handled personally by Attorney Vishno and his staff of experienced paralegals. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations.