Oversized Load Truck Accidents Across the USA
Despite safety regulations, large trucks do sometimes carry oversized loads that can cause an accident. If you have been involved in an accident due to a truck’s oversized load, the experienced truck accident law firm of Isaacs & Isaacs can help. Our big rig accident attorneys across the country are available around the clock at 800-800-8888 to review your case and answer all your questions.
Why the hurry to call? There are multiple reasons, including:
- Disappearance of pertinent records and evidence
- Eyewitnesses may have foggy memories or relocate
- The Statute of Limitations clock starts running
What Is an Oversized Load?
An oversized load is one that may be too long, too heavy or too wide to fit within normal parameters. It may be a house that is being moved, a piece of heavy machinery, enormous pieces of conduit or anything else. The one thing an oversized load does is take up a larger than average amount of space when traveling down the road.
Trucks Must Follow Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) Regulations
Every commercial vehicle operator and company must pay attention to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) which refers to the maximum weight allowed for a vehicle to safely carry cargo. This is typically designated by the manufacturer of the vehicle. When ignored, it’s not only dangerous, it’s often cause for legal action.
Are There Special Regulations for an Oversized Load?
Special permits are required for any oversized load. These are issued by the state or multiple states the truck will be passing through. Oversized loads also require flag cars as escorts in front and back of the truck. These flag cars are also responsible to ensure that vehicles do not try to pass in areas that may be too narrow to pass the truck safely.
What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Getting a Truck Accident Law Firm on Your Side
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by an oversized load, you want legal representation with experience. Isaacs & Isaacs has a track record of settling or winning 99 percent of their cases and fights hard to uphold your right to compensation for your injuries. If you have suffered an injury due to an overloaded truck accident, call us for a free consultation and to have your questions answered.
Our truck accident lawyers serve clients across America. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, give us a call 24/7 at 800-800-8888.