Overweight and Overloaded Cargo Truck Accidents
There are many dangers associated with overweight or overloaded cargo truck accidents on Georgia’s roads and highways. Commercial vehicles are regulated with regard to weight and load by both federal and state law. This is because weight and cargo loads can destabilize these large vehicles and make them far more difficult to steer and to stop. When a large truck is improperly loaded or is too heavy, there is a greater likelihood that a serious accident will occur. When cargo is loaded, the weight must be distributed to ensure balance and avoid tipping. This is a major factor in the maneuverability of a large vehicle on the road and particularly in challenging driving circumstances.
Atlanta truck accident lawyer Charles Scholle provides expertise and guidance after overweight and overloaded cargo truck accidents. After such an accident, families are often very overwhelmed with medical issues and insurance questions. The injuries associated with large truck accidents can be very serious. When you retain Scholle Law to represent you and your family and fight for your legal rights, you will gain peace of mind. Mr. Scholle has not only received the highest ratings for his excellence in law practice and ethics, he has a reputation for being an attentive advocate providing his clients with the personal support that is needed at such a challenging time.
The rules that govern weight are intended to avoid too much stress on the vehicle itself, such as its tires and axles. Georgia has many stations on its highways for the weighing and inspection of commercial vehicles. These stations help avoid unsafe trucks traveling on our roads, but not every overweight truck or improperly loaded truck can be taken off the roads. Not only are these vehicles more difficult to manage on the road, they can also cause damage over time to our bridges and overpasses, some of which have posted weight limitations that should not be exceeded. The dangers associated with trucks that are overweight or overloaded include the need for much longer stopping distances, excessive wear and tear on the braking system, stress on the tires or truck’s structural integrity, difficulty controlling downhill speed as well as slowness traveling uphill.
Atlanta overweight and overloaded cargo truck accident lawyer Charles Scholle and the Law Office of Scholle Law, has nearly two decades of dedicated law practice in the area of personal injury. A collision with an overweight or overloaded truck can lead to catastrophic injury for both drivers and passengers of vehicles that share the road with these tractor-trailers and semi trucks. Mr. Scholle has the expertise to help you and your family with the legal issues relating to truck accidents and can help traverse the many medical challenges involved.
PLEASE CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION REGARDING YOUR OVERWEIGHT AND OVERLOADED CARGO TRUCK ACCIDENT. CHARLES SCHOLLE can be reached in Atlanta at 770-717-5100 and toll free at 1-866-972-5287.
Please contact Scholle Law or call toll-free 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta (770) 717-5100 to set up a free consultation with no obligation to discuss your overweight and overloaded cargo truck accident.
Our office in Gwinnett County is our main office and our law firm serves clients with additional convenient offices in the Perimeter, Decatur, and Buckhead. We represent overweight and overloaded cargo truck accident victims throughout Atlanta and Georgia.