Orlando Overloaded Truck Accident Attorney

When overloaded, a semi truck’s trailer becomes a serious safety threat to all motorists traveling Orlando’s busy roads and interstates. In Florida and many other states, a fully loaded big rig or 18-wheeler truck and trailer may legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds; certain trucks weighing up to 88,000 pounds can travel on specific non-interstate routes in Florida.

Many accidents caused by overweight and overloaded trucks are avoidable if truck drivers and the companies they work for simply follow important federal and state transportation regulations. Yet, due to commercial demands for shipping and to increase profits by delivering excess freight, truck companies may exceed the legal load and weight limits. When regulations are not followed, innocent people are at risk of sustaining serious and fatal injuries on Florida’s roads.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376)

Orlando overloaded truck accident attorneys at TK Law represent people injured in accidents caused by overweight and unsafely loaded trailers. If you believe an unsafe truck load or dangerous freight had any role in your accident and injury, call our personal injury lawyers in Orlando, FL at 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376) to learn how we can help. Your initial consultation is at no cost or obligation to you, and you will learn a great deal about your case from an experienced and highly qualified trucking accident attorney.

Our Lawyers Uncover the Evidence in Truck Accidents

Truck accident cases have multiple, not-so-obvious components that an experienced lawyer will evaluate to determine the maximum value in your case. These wrecks are different than car accidents because many times, more than one party will be held liable in truck accidents. Excessive weight and unstable loads on an overloaded truck can

  • place massive pressure on the wheels, and are a major cause of tire damage
  • cause trucks to require longer stop distance
  • increase the tendency for truck to roll over
  • puts strain on the vehicle causing brake failure
  • decrease the ability to handle properly under emergency conditions and in severe weather

The injury attorneys at TK Law work closely with investigators and other experts in order to uncover and examine all possible components of the case that may have contributed to an overloaded truck wreck, including:

  • Regulatory violations, such as an illegal overload (a violation of the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or GVWR). This is applied to single vehicles (trucks and vans) and combination vehicles (tractor trailers and semis)
  • Loads not properly strapped down
  • Dangerous loads and hazardous materials
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Faulty equipment
  • Driver error, including distracted, impaired or tired driving

When Non-Compliance with Federal and Florida Trucking Load Limitations Causes Serious Personal Injury

If you were injured in an overloaded truck accident, Orlando personal injury lawyers at TK Law can help. The large truck companies have attorneys and insurance agents working for them. You need a vigilant and effective attorney working for you. You will always work with an experienced attorney; you will never be passed off to a case worker.

Contact TK Law today for a free consultation with a lawyer who is not only reliable and understanding, but has significant experience with injuries in Orlando and throughout Central Florida caused as the result of truck accidents. One firm for life, we are here to assist you with any questions regarding your injury case, and any legal matter confronting you.

Altamonte Springs Office
999 Douglas Avenue
Suite 3333
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Downtown Orlando Office
37 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 500b
Orlando, FL 32801
CALL (407) 834-4847