Improperly Loaded Trucks
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Commercial trucks can carry up to 20,000 pounds (5 tons) per axle. It is normal for trucks to carry near 80,000-pound loads, and when that much weight travels at speeds of 70 mph, anything it collides with can and will be obliterated. If a load is not properly loaded, it can fall off or even cause a truck to tip over on the freeway. Accident victims should get help from an experienced St. Louis truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC can help you fight for the compensation you need to get better after your injury.
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Types of Improper Loads
To make a trip worthwhile and profitable, trucking companies try to put as much cargo as possible onto a trailer. Unfortunately, this can have disastrous effects when there is a problem on the road. The trucking company’s responsibility must first be to the safety of the public, but it is often their bottom line that takes priority.
You may have been injured due to:
- Overloaded cargo: A load that exceeds the capacity of the truck can result in an inability to stop when traveling downhill, broken axles, tire blowouts, and more.
- Uneven loads: If a load does not sit centered on a trailer, it can cause the truck to tip over during curves, stops, or when making turns.
- Unsecured loads: At high speeds with major wind resistance, anything on a trailer that is not ratcheted down snugly could leave debris hazards on the road, or it could shift during the trip, causing a truck to tip over and cause damage to other drivers.
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