Overloaded Truck Accidents in New York
Hire Our Kingston Truck Accident Attorneys Today
Even though large trucks are already dangerous due to their massive size
and weight, many trucking companies and truck drivers typically make them
more dangerous due to overloading cargo. When a semi-truck is overloaded
with cargo, collisions with other motor vehicles can result in more devastating
accidents, serious injuries, and fatalities.
Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, we are committed to helping injured victims recover their entitled compensation
as a result of truck accidents in New York. With
more than 100 years of combined experience, our
Kingston truck accident attorneys have a thorough understanding of state and federal trucking rules and
regulations to help you navigate through the possible complications of
What is the Legal Weight Limit for Trucks?
According to federal law, a truck is legally allowed to weigh a maximum
80,000 pounds. Despite the fact that it is legal to carry that much weight,
a truck weighing 80,000 pounds poses a significantly greater risk to other
vehicles. Studies have shown that a full loaded 80,000-pound truck is
twice as likely to be involved in a fatal collision than a truck weighing
only 50,000 pounds. If you have been seriously injured after being involved
in a collision with an overloaded truck that weights over 80,000 pounds,
it is imperative to seek legal representation from a qualified personal
Let Us Start Your Case Immediately!
Unfortunately, despite being aware of the dangers of overloaded trucks,
trucking companies still overload trucks in an attempt to increase their
profit margins and meet deadlines. Our Kingston truck accident lawyers
can conduct an extensive investigation and gather crucial evidence in
order to develop a strong and customized legal strategy to obtain your
compensation, whether through a fair settlement or trial.
Contact us and schedule your
free consultation today.