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St. Louis Overloaded Truck Accidents Firm

St. Louis Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys

Overloaded or improperly loaded 18-wheelers pose a serious hazard: They are difficult to drive, control and stop. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving an overloaded truck, contact the experienced attorneys at Kolker & Germeroth.

An improperly restrained load can shift, sending debris flying onto the roadway or cause a tractor-trailer to swerve and lose control. A load with a high center of gravity, or one that is mismatched to a tractor, may trigger a rollover or cause a truck to jackknife. In icy or wet conditions, overloaded trucks can be almost impossible to stop.

The Federal Highway Administration sets weight standards for semis on the interstate highway system:

  • 20,000 pounds for a single axle
  • 34,000 pounds for a tandem axle
  • 80,000 pounds for gross vehicle weight

When overloading or improper loading of a truck results in injury or death to another person, the driver and the truck’s owner may be sued for negligence and held financially responsible for these injuries or fatalities. Although money alone is not enough to compensate for a serious personal injury, legal action can be used to hold people accountable for their negligent and wrongful acts.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of an overloaded truck, you need the guidance of an experienced attorney. The attorneys of Kolker & Germeroth have an impressive record of success in cases involving all kinds of complex issues.

If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has died in an accident involving an overloaded or improperly loaded tractor-trailer, call us now, toll free, at 866-770-8691 or visit our contact page to set up a free initial consultation. You may also fill out our special personal injury intake form. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

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