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Overloaded And Improperly Loaded Trailers

Overloaded Truck Accident Attorney, Elgin

A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weight upward of 80,000 pounds, which is the maximum weight an 18-wheel semitruck can weight by law. This amount of weight has the potential to inflict serious, devastating damage if it is not properly secured according to strict regulations.

Northern Illinois Attorneys for Accidents Caused by Commercial Vehicles

At Brady & Jensen, LLP, we are here to provide your family with the help and support you need if an improperly loaded truck caused a serious injury to yourself or a loved one. We are thorough in our case preparation and leave no stone unturned during our investigations. Our No. 1 goal in all truck accident cases is to secure our clients maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

We invite you to take the first step on your road to recovery by calling our Elgin injury office at 866-930-2063. You may also contact us online and we will reach out shortly to set up your free initial consultation.

We will arrange to meet at a convenient time and location if injuries prevent you or a family member from traveling to our location.

The Dangers of Improperly Loaded and Overloaded Cargo

Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks pose a danger to everyone on the road. These dangers often stem from:

  • Shifting cargo or cargo that is unsecured, leaving it to shift mid transport or even fall out of the vehicle
  • Creating a vehicle that is top-heavy and at risk of tipping
  • Imbalanced cargo that results in a higher risk of jackknifing
  • Overweight trucks that require a significant distance to stop

Federal law requires commercial vehicle cargo to be loaded and secured according to very specific rules. This includes utilizing wedges or cradles for cargo that is likely to roll during a trip, abiding by safety requirements for transporting heavy machinery, logs, vehicles and concrete, and more. Failure to follow these requirements is against the law and can be valuable evidence against a truck driver who caused you or your family member to suffer a serious injury. Our experienced legal team will evaluate whether any laws were broken and use all the information we gather to secure the best outcome possible for you and your loved ones.

Contact Our Improperly Loaded Trailer Accident Lawyers

Call today at 866-930-2063 or contact our Elgin law firm online to set up your initial, confidential meeting.

All injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.

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Brady & Jensen, LLP
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Elgin, IL 60123

Phone: 847-960-3121
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825 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-262-0475
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