Why do drivers overload their trucks?
Large trucks, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks find themselves in a jam. A jam, that is, between choosing safety over making money. Now, as far as the eye can see, any fool would choose money. But if making money costs me my life, I will gladly choose safety.
Broward County is jam packed with overloaded trucks these days. That’s because drivers are under incredible pressure to deliver the most goods in the shortest amount of time. Of course trucking companies do this in order to make more money. When trucks are overloaded, they put other drivers at high risk for severe injury and often death.
Sometimes, a driver might be within the weight limits mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) but still be at risk for causing an overloaded trucking accident. This occurs because the particular truck is not built properly or intended to carry the mandated weight. In these instances, loads easily shift, making a collision inevitable.
Floridians injured from overloaded trucking accidents don’t realize that they are eligible for compensation. If you have sustained an overloaded trucking injury, you are more than likely eligible for financial recovery from your devastating loss. When a truck driver loses control of his rig, it is considered negligence. Whether the negligence is in part due to the driver’s fault, or the manufacturing of the vehicle, they are held responsible to cover accident-related expenses.
If you have been injured in a Broward County overloaded trucking accident, you need to talk to an experience Broward County Truck Accident Attorney who can assist you in filing a successful claim.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].