Pennsylvania Improperly Loaded & Overloaded Truck Accidents
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If you sustained an injury in a collision caused by an improperly loaded or overloaded truck in Pennsylvania, it is imperative to retain experienced and skilled legal representation from a personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we have successfully handled a wide variety of truck accident cases for more than five decades. Our Schuylkill personal injury lawyers possess an extensive knowledge of state and federal trucking regulations to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system and your case.
Dangers of Truck Cargo that is Improperly Loaded & Overloaded
Improperly loaded and overloaded cargo is one of the most common causes of truck accidents in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established weight limits to deter trucking companies and their drivers from continuing this practice in order to meet deadlines faster and save money.
According to FMCSA regulations, each axle can weigh up to 20,000 pounds each – for a total of 80,000 pounds. Studies have shown that a fully-loaded 80,000-pound truck is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal collision in comparison to a truck weighing only 50,000 pounds.
Common dangers associated with improperly loaded and overloaded trucks include:
- Take much longer to stop
- Difficult to maneuver and steer
- More susceptible to rollover accidents
- Increases tire pressure, causing tire blowouts
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