Oversized And Overloaded Trucks In Missouri
St. Louis and Kansas City Truck Safety Attorneys
Semi trucks are designed to carry large amounts of cargo at a time, but even these vehicles have their limits. An overloaded or oversized truck is dangerous and can present serious hazards for other vehicles on the road. Sometimes, overloading is the result of a trucking company putting profits over safety. Other times, it is the result of a driver’s haste and negligence in the loading process.
At Brown & Crouppen, our experienced lawyers understand how to hold truck drivers and their trucking companies responsible. Throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois, we have spent more than a quarter century protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured or who have loved ones that have been injured or killed in truck accidents.
Did you know? Falling debris from an overloaded semi truck can do significant damage to you and your vehicle, often as much as would be caused by another vehicle.
Truck Accidents Caused by Oversized and Overloaded Trucks
Even driving a properly loaded semi truck can be challenging enough. When a load is not secure, or there is too much cargo loaded onto a flatbed truck, that cargo may fall off and present obstacles for other vehicles that are driving at high speeds.
In other cases, an improperly loaded truck may have a load shift during travel, upsetting the center of gravity and tipping the truck over. Drivers and passengers who are in the way of these vehicles may face serious injuries or death.
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After a serious truck accident caused by an improper truck load or other violation of federal regulations, contact us at Brown & Crouppen and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. Call our office as soon as possible at 877-895-9191.