Trucks Are Overloaded For A Simple Reason - Money
As truck accident lawyers, we know an overloaded truck is a danger to everyone on the roads of Central Ohio. They are far more likely to sustain tire failure. Their brakes wear out faster. The increased weight makes them more difficult to stop, raising the possibility of dangerous rear-end accidents. Overloaded trucks back up traffic by traveling slower uphill and pose a danger to other traffic by traveling faster downhill. The cargo of an improperly loaded truck is more likely to shift during transport, making the vehicle more difficult to operate in the event of a traffic emergency and can even result in a rollover. So why do trucking companies put the lives of you and your loved ones at risk?
Trucking companies feel the financial pressure of delivering their cargo on schedule. So loading a few extra crates or other cargo onto a truck may not seem like a big deal when it means fulfilling a contract by meeting a deadline. Fewer trips by overloading their trucks also means the trucking company can save money on fuel.
But when overloading a truck leads to an accident, you can be the one who pays the price. Truck accidents can cause serious injuries that have a significant impact on your life. Injuries to the neck and back, internal injuries, broken bones and lacerations are just some examples. More severe injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
The medical expenses for treating your injuries can be substantial, and you may have additional medical expenses in the future. You may also lose income if your injuries leave you unable to work. There may be other damages as well, such as disability, disfigurement and pain and suffering. If you were injured because of an overloaded truck, you deserve financial compensation.
Make The Trucking Company Feel Real Pressure - Hire An Aggressive Columbus Truck Accident Lawyer
If you think a trucking company is looking out for its interests before a crash, wait until after you've been involved in a truck accident involving an injury. Trucking companies are subject to an entirely different set of complex federal, state and local regulations. Not only that, but the driver, company, truck manufacturer and the owner of the cargo involved in the crash may each have their own insurance companies. But you don't have to face this small army of lawyers on your own. Enlist the assistance of experienced Columbus truck accident lawyer Scott Elliot Smith. Call him today for a free consultation at 614-874-1056 or contact us online.