A critical element to the safe operation of 18 wheelers is the observation of the limits on how much a truck can carry. Loading too much cargo can dramatically interfere with the handling of a semi, thereby reducing a truck driver's ability to maintain sufficient control of the vehicle and avoid emergency situations.
The gross weight of a loaded semi cannot exceed 80,000 pounds. When a load exceeds that level an 18 wheeler is likely to react differently on the road. Having a vehicle that weighs more than 80,000 pounds driving unpredictably on our highways is not a safe situation for anyone.
The federal government recognizes this and has set regulations that dictate the maximum allowable weight for a semi.
Given the serious nature of the injuries and physical damage that semis and tractor trailers are capable of, it is imperative that owners and operators are held accountable when they overload a truck and increase the level of risk that they are exposing other drivers to on the roads.
At the law office of Floyd Buford, Attorney at Law, our Macon overloaded truck accident attorney is committed to offering the real help that injured individuals need. We have been helping people across Georgia for more than 25 years. We know what it takes to be able to secure the access to medical care that you need to recover and the financial compensation that you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one to a tractor trailer accident, we can help you pursue justice and the maximum compensation. Our firm understands the sensitivity and skill that wrongful death cases require.
Contact Warner Robins Unsecured Truck Load Attorney Floyd Buford
If you have been seriously injured in, or have lost a loved one to a trucking accident, let our office help you secure the compensation and justice that you need and deserve. Turn to Floyd Buford, Attorney at Law. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call 478-787-6090, toll free at 866-838-9832 or simply contact us online.
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