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Overweight Truck Accidents

Truck accident law is combined with personal injury and traffic law.

Designed to transport a maximum weight amount safely are tractor-trailers. GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, is this designation. This is calculated with the rating of various truck parts, which include brakes, axles, powertrain, suspension, and frame.

Regulations on both state and federal level determine the weight amount allowed for a commercial overweight truck to transport.

If one doesn’t adhere to these rules, and as a result a catastrophic truck accident happens, the trucking company, as well as the driver of the truck can be held liable potentially.

If an individual is injured in a vehicle accident, he or she can hire a lawyer.

An attorney of this caliber can negotiate with any other motorists to determine who is liable to pay for any damage.

The personal injury lawyer, if necessary, can file a lawsuit.

The individual at fault normally must compensate another party for property and medical expenses.

In addition to those expenses, they pay for pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Potential Hazards of Overweight Trucks

Drivers of overweight trucks can lose control in an instant over their vehicles due to several factors, such as an increase in speed downhill, a decrease in speed uphill, less steering control, more necessary distance for stopping, and more apt to rollover in elevated center of gravity.

Located along typical trucking routes are weigh stations to make certain that trucks don’t go over their gross vehicle weight rating, while traveling across the states.

At times, however, weight stations can be closed. In events when they happen to be open, truckers are provided a mere ticket. They are even permitted to return to the road without reducing the truck load.

You or a member of your family may have been involved in a trucking accident. Thus, it is advisable to contact legal counsel, which can be invaluable in such a situation.

Most individuals, fortunately, don’t need to pay for damages out of pocket which stem 
from a truck, motorcycle or automobile collision.

Automobile insurance can compensate for repair maybe part of the replacement cost or damages, either completely or for some of the parties involved. It may even cover for partial medical expenses.

Conclusion:

The cost of automobile crashes, economically, can estimate annually to billions of dollars.

Injuries sustained in automobile collisions can differ between each person involved, vehicle crash to vehicle crash.

It is best, therefore, to contact a physician immediately for more detailed information and cases.


Severe automobile accidents can leave critical emotional scars on individuals who sustain personal injuries. Those who are witnesses of collisions can be devastated also.

Treatments for emotional injuries and counseling, post traumatic stress disorder, and injuries of a similar nature can basically be common.

You or a family member may have sustained a personal injury in a vehicle collision. Contact an esteemed vehicle crash injury attorney immediately.

An attorney can provide assistance and make a necessary evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to funds owed to you to cover damages.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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