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The Dangers Of Overloaded Trucks And Unsecured Loads

When a truck is over the weight limit, it is difficult for the driver to brake and make turns. A truck with an unsecured load can move unpredictably and leave hazardous debris on the road. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to faulty loading of an 18-wheeler or other large truck, it is important to have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side.

The New York and New Jersey truck accident lawyers of Albert Buzzetti & Associates have more than 15 years’ experience investigating and litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims related to truck accidents. Contact us today to speak with an experienced New Jersey overloaded truck lawyer.

Commercial Trucks Are Subject To Weight Limits

Federal laws place strict limits on the weight of commercial trucks. Trucking companies and drivers may overload trucks to deliver more cargo and increase profits. This creates an immediate hazard to other people sharing the road.

Semi trailers are difficult to drive under ideal conditions. When a truck is over the weight limit, the braking distance is decreased, making it hard for the driver to stop to avoid accidents. It can also make it difficult to maneuver a truck around a corner or down a hill.

An unbalanced load can cause the truck to tip over or contribute to a jackknife accident. In any of these cases, innocent drivers and passengers can suffer serious personal injuries and wrongful death due to negligence on the part of a truck driver or trucking company.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the federal regulations governing commercial trucking and know how to investigate truck accident cases. We have the experience, skill and resources to determine the cause of your truck accident and to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact Us To Arrange A Free Consultation

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident caused by an overloaded truck or unsecured load, contact the New York/New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Albert Buzzetti & Associates today for a free consultation and review of your legal rights. All truck accident cases are taken on contingency so there are no fees until we secure compensation for your injuries. Call 201-816-3733 (New Jersey) or 212-564-9009 (New York).