Overweight Violations in Maryland
Salisbury Truck Accident Attorney
Under federal trucking regulations established by the United States Department
of Transportation, commercial trucks may not exceed a maximum weight limit
of 80,000 pounds without a special overweight or wide-load permit for
numerous safety reasons. Despite the existence of these standards, truck
drivers and trucking companies may sometimes overload their trucks to
save time and money making multiple trips, resulting in horrific collisions.
If you have been injured in a
truck accident caused by an overloaded truck, you may have grounds to pursue monetary
compensation from those responsible for the collision. I, Salisbury Truck
Accident Lawyer William R. Hall, understand your suffering and can provide
the powerful legal advocacy you need to maximize your potential financial recovery.
Backed by nearly two decades of legal experience and
high praise from past clients, I can negotiate with the involved insurance companies and handle the
legal heavy lifting on your behalf during this difficult time. Having
earned a Superb Avvo Rating, a selection on The National Trial Lawyers:
Top 100 and an inclusion among the Top 1% of Attorneys by the National
Association of Distinguished Counsel, I have what it takes to get the
results you need.
Discuss your case with my firm in detail during a
no-cost initial consultation.
Why Do Weight Limits on Trucks Exist?
An overloaded and overweight truck can greatly affect the maneuverability
of a truck and increase the likelihood of a malfunction of the truck’s
mechanical parts. This can cause a truck driver to lose control of their
vehicle and cause serious injury to nearby motorists and pedestrians in
the event of a collision, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord
damage, paralysis, amputations, and sometimes death.
Overloading a truck can cause the following issues:
- Increased risk of tire blowouts
- Increased stopping distance
- Difficulty controlling speed downhill
- Higher likelihood of rollovers
- Elevated center of gravity
- Increased stress on bridges and roads
- Potential for cargo to become loose in transit
Truck drivers are responsible for checking the weight of their truck’s
payload and ensuring that the load is properly balanced, though unrealistic
schedules or sheer carelessness can prompt a driver to improperly inspect
their load or even skip mandatory weigh-ins entirely.
Retain Compassionate Advocacy Today
At William R. Hall, P.A., my team of
Salisbury personal injury lawyers and I believe that nobody should have to endure the consequences of a
negligent party’s actions on their own. Upon a detailed examination
of the facts surrounding your case, I can craft a custom-tailored strategy
on your behalf that holds the responsible parties accountable and ensures
your rights are asserted. I understand the immense physical, emotional,
and financial burden that a sudden injury can place on a person and their
family, and I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to help you get
through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.
Call (410) 205-1684 or
contact my office online today to discover your legal options.