Truck Accidents and Violations of Load Limits
Truck drivers and their employers must adhere to certain rules and regulations for the sake of public safety. One of the laws enforced by every state concerns the maximum weight that a commercial truck can carry. This is because trucks with larger loads are more difficult to maneuver and more likely to break down or lose their cargo.
Unfortunately, despite the obvious importance of these laws, there are some truck drivers and truck companies that do not adhere to them. As a result, they are putting not only themselves or their truck drivers in danger but also every other person that may drive near them while on the highway.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident which was caused by a truck driver whose truck load weight was above the legal limit, contact the Green Bay truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Prosecution for Trucks that are Over the Load Limit
Truck drivers that over-load their vehicles may face several different penalties, including:
- Traffic violation tickets
- Revocation of their commercial licenses (particularly if they are repeat offenders)
- Civil claims filed by victims of accidents they cause
Truck drivers must be extra careful to abide by the safety regulations put into place regarding loads in order to keep others on the road safe.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident involving a driver with an over limit load, contact the Green Bay truck driver negligence lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.