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Oversized load

Transporting oversized loads on commercial vehicles can pose significant dangers and risks on the road. An oversized load refers to any cargo that exceeds the legal limits for weight, size, or dimensions set by state regulations. Heavy haulers tasked with transporting oversized loads must adhere to strict guidelines and obtain special permits to ensure safe and legal transportation. However, when these guidelines are not followed or overlooked, accidents can occur, resulting in devastating consequences for all parties involved.
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    What Are the Dangers of Overweight loads?

    One of the primary dangers associated with oversized loads is the increased risk of accidents. When a commercial vehicle exceeds the legal weight limits, it becomes more challenging to control and maneuver on the road. The added weight affects the vehicle's braking distance and stability, making it more prone to accidents, particularly in emergency situations. Additionally, the increased size and dimensions of the load can obstruct the driver's view, hindering their ability to navigate safely and react to potential hazards on the road.


    What Types of Accidents Can Occur Due to Oversized/overweight loads?

    Accidents involving oversized loads can lead to various types of incidents, including collisions, rollovers, and roadway obstructions. The width of the load can make it difficult to stay within the designated lane, increasing the likelihood of side-swipe accidents with other vehicles sharing the road.

    Rollover accidents are also common with oversized loads, as the high center of gravity created by the load's height and weight distribution can destabilize the commercial vehicle during sharp turns or sudden maneuvers.

    Oversized loads can also obstruct the road and cause hazards for other drivers. For instance, if a load exceeds the legal height limit, it may collide with overhead structures such as bridges or power lines. Such incidents not only put the driver and cargo at risk but also endanger the lives of pedestrians and motorists traveling nearby.


    Are There Lawyers Who Specialize in Truck accidents Caused By Abnormal cargo?

    If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident caused by an oversized load, speak with a truck accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys. Truck accidents involving oversized loads often result in severe injuries and extensive property damage. The complexities of these cases require the expertise of a specialized attorney who can navigate the intricate legal landscape surrounding commercial vehicle accidents.

    By hiring a truck accident attorney at MVP Accident Attorneys, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. A skilled lawyer will investigate the accident thoroughly, gathering evidence to establish liability and prove the negligence of the responsible parties. They will assess the extent of your injuries, damages, and losses, accounting for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

    A truck accident lawyer on our legal team has a deep understanding of the regulations and laws governing oversized loads and commercial vehicles. They will identify any violations or noncompliance with state regulations and industry standards.

    This knowledge is crucial in building a strong case to hold the trucking company or other parties accountable for their negligence.


    Can a Semi-truck accident Claim Be Settled Out of Court? 

    A truck accident attorney will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers all accident-related damages. Insurance companies often attempt to minimize payouts and may not consider the full extent of your losses. An experienced attorney will fight to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.

    If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer, your attorney can file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial. During this time, they will continue to communicate with the claims adjuster and attempt to negotiate for a fair settlement. In most cases, once a lawsuit has been filed, insurance companies are more willing to make reasonable settlement offers. Most truck accident cases are settled out of court.


    Contact Us Today!

    Oversized loads on commercial vehicles pose significant dangers on the road. Accidents involving these loads can result in severe injuries, property damage, and even loss of life. If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident caused by an oversized load, speak with a truck accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys. Their expertise in truck accident cases and dedication to obtaining fair compensation will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice you deserve.

    At MVP Accident Attorneys, we offer free consultations, allowing you to seek legal guidance and evaluate your options without any upfront costs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward recovering the fair settlement you deserve.


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    Brett Sachs

    Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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