New Jersey Lost Load Injury Lawyer
Aggressively Handling Truck Accident Cases Since 1976
The load capacity of semi trucks is heavily regulated by federal laws, because the inherent dangers that tractor-trailers present are enhanced by excessive freight weight, especially when that additional weight affects drivers' ability to handle the truck. Specifically, overloaded trucks:
- Are more difficult to stop. Due to additional weight, overloaded trucks take up to 100 yards to stop at 55 mph. In that distance, collisions can easily occur.
- Have additional momentum, making collisions with cars that much more destructive.
- Can have issues with load imbalance, leading to handling difficulties and spills. Spills can cause injuries and fatalities from collisions that the overloaded truck isn't even involved in.
- Can overstrain trucks' brakes
- Can become out of control during the shifting of gears
- Jackknife more easily
If you have been injured in a truck accident in New Jersey or New York, ensure a full investigation of the cause of the accident by working with the Ridgewood overloading trucks accident attorneys of Seigel Capozzi Law Firm, LLC. We have handled dozens of truck accidents since the founding of our firm in 1976, including numerous cases caused partly or entirely by overloaded trailers.
If you suspect a truck accident was caused by an overloaded truck, contact a firm that has investigated truck accidents for 35 years. For more information and to schedule a no-charge consultation, please contact our office.
Our firm offers free initial consultations, works on a contingency fee basis, is available for evening appointments and includes Spanish-speaking employees. To arrange a no-charge consultation with an experienced Hackensack truck accident attorney, call 201-444-4000.