Overloaded Truck Accidents in New York

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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.

At Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. , 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 your case.

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 injury attorney.

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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.

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