Truck Accidents Caused by Hauling Heavy Loads
Truck accidents can occur for many reasons, but sometimes the driver or
trucking company is at fault for overloading trucks with cargo. If you
were seriously injured as a result of an overloaded big rig, Scarlett
Law Group can help you take legal action. We can help you file an injury
claim so that you may obtain the monetary damages you need to pay for
your injury-related costs.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to consider the load carrying capacity
of their vehicle.
Overloading can have serious consequences in terms of safety:
- Too much weight for a truck’s suspension system can cause spring,
shock absorber or brake failure, handling or steering problems, irregular
tire wear, tire failure, or other damage.
- An overloaded vehicle is hard to drive and hard to stop. Brakes can completely
fail, particularly on steep hills on an overloaded vehicle. A combination
of size of the tire and the corresponding inflation pressure determine
the load that tire can carry safely.
- Overloading the truck, with under inflated tires, can be perilous. Abnormal
tire flexing takes place due to overloading. This generates excessive
heat within the tire that may exceed the tire’s capacity and lead
to tire failure. The air pressure enables a tire to support the load;
therefore, proper inflation is critical.
Free, in-person consultations are available for our potential clients. Call us at (415) 688-2176!
Working Closely With a Network of Specialists to Strengthen Your Claim
Our firm works closely with a network of specialists in order to present
the most strategic and results-driven injury claims possible. We will
carefully review any available evidence in order to determine how the
truck’s cargo weight caused the accident. No detail will be overlooked
by our meticulous legal team.
Attorney Randall H. Scarlett has
more than 25 years of experience in this area of the law. With his knowledge and proven strategies, our
legal team knows how to provide well-versed legal representation at every
case stage. Our personalized approach has led to countless successful
results. We are proud to have recovered millions of dollars in compensation
for catastrophically injured victims in San Francisco, CA.
Seriously Injured? Seek the Help of Our San Francisco Catastrophic Injury
Being seriously injured because of the negligence or oversight of another
person is a difficult and painful situation to experience. Our caring
law firm can help you seek justice by holding those responsible financially
accountable. By working together, we can help ensure that similar trucking
accidents don’t happen in the future.
Enlist our top-notch legal services for your catastrophic trucking accident matter.