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Overloaded Truck Accident

Top Rated Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York overloaded truck accident attorneys have handled numerous cases for people who were injured in accidents caused by truck drivers.

Led by aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer, Jed Dietrich, Esq., our Best Law Firm of America strives to provide people injured in overloaded or overweight truck accidents with the highest level of personal injury representation. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you suffered serious personal injuries in an overloaded or overweight truck accident, call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

An overloaded truck is a moving safety hazard; posing a serious threat not only to its own occupants, but also to other motorists on the road.

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) illustrates the extent and seriousness of the threat posed by overloaded trucks.

  • Large trucks were involved in approximately 450,000 crashes in 2017. Of these, 4,237 were fatal crashes, in which at least one person died.
  • Roughly 74% of fatal crashes involving large trucks were caused as a result of a collision with another vehicle. The majority of victims in these crashes were the occupants of other vehicles.
  • Large trucks, weighing anywhere from 10,000 to 14,000 pounds, were responsible for at least 468 fatal crashes in 2017.
  • Overloaded trucks, or trucks which are packed beyond their capacity, account for approximately 5% of truck accidents every year in the United States.

Agencies which govern truck operations, at both the state and federal level, impose several restrictions with respect to the size and weight of large trucks. Despite these restrictions, many trucking companies and drivers tend to overload their trucks beyond these mandated weight limits in an effort to save money.

However, not all cases of overloading are deliberate. In some cases, it could be the result of employing an inexperienced driver. The turnover rate in the trucking industry is very high, which means that experienced drivers are replaced with inexperienced drivers on a regular basis. Inexperienced drivers may overload their trucks without being fully aware of the dangers of doing so.

Our Buffalo, New York overloaded truck accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are available to assist you if you have suffered injuries in a truck crash. We have successfully handled truck accident cases in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and beyond. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his team have secured more than $150 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week to discuss your claim.

WERE YOU INJURED BY AN OVERLOADED TRUCK IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

What Makes An Overloaded Truck Dangerous?

There are several reasons why an overloaded truck is considered a safety hazard on the road, including:

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  1. A truck overloaded with cargo tends to have a higher center of gravity, which increases the risk of a rollover considerably.
  2. Excessive weight can increase tire pressure, which can increase the risk of a blowout.
  3. An overloaded truck generally requires more time and distance to stop, which can make it difficult for the driver to stop the vehicle in time to prevent a collision.
  4. Driving an overloaded truck uphill can be dangerous, as the vehicle can slow down considerably, stall or roll backwards.
  5. Driving an overloaded truck downhill can be equally dangerous, as it can speed up uncontrollably, making it more difficult for the driver to bring the truck to a complete stop.
  6. Overloaded cargo tends to shift, especially during sharp turns and lane changes, which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
  7. Overloaded cargo can obstruct the view of other motorists on the road.
  8. Unsecured cargo on an overloaded truck can fall onto the road, which can result in serious accidents.

If you, or a loved one, were hurt in a serious truck collision caused by an overloaded truck or a careless driver, our team of top rated overloaded truck accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are ready to help. We will use our experience, legal resources and knowledge of the law to support you through the process of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Contact us now at 716-839-3939 for more information.

WERE YOU INJURED BY AN OVERLOADED TRUCK IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ., A BEST LAWYER OF AMERICA, AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Weigh Station Checks Do Not Prevent Overloading Weigh station signal

There are a large number of weigh stations set up across the country, particularly along state lines, for the purpose of weighing and inspecting large trucks. The checks are completely random in nature, so drivers do not necessarily know where they will be. As a result, overloaded trucks are detected at various check points on a regular basis.

The problem, however, is that no serious steps are taken to prevent overloaded vehicles from returning to the road. In a vast majority of cases, the drivers of these vehicles are issued a ticket and sent on their way.

In some cases, the drivers are detained until an overweight permit is granted. While these steps are effective in their own way, they are not sufficient to rid our roads of the menace of overloaded trucks.

The overloaded truck accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are prepared to move fast to safeguard your rights, investigate the accident and consult with experts to help prove your claim. We will bring our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking negotiation and advocacy skills to protect your legal right to fair compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. There are strict time constraints that apply to truck accidents. Failure to act fast could result in the dismissal of your claim.

Determining Liability In Overloaded Truck Accidents

If you were injured in an accident caused by an overloaded truck, the highly experienced and top rated team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will hold the truck driver and the trucking company liable for the damages they caused. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, time missed from work because of your injuries and your pain and suffering.

In order to receive maximum compensation for your injuries, you need to first establish that the accident was caused by the wrongdoing of the driver and/or the trucking company.

In accidents involving overloaded trucks, it is possible to hold the trucking company directly or vicariously liable, depending on the factors that contributed to the accident.

For example, if the trucking company miscalculated the weight of the cargo, the trucking company can be held directly responsible for the accident caused as a result.

If, on the other hand, the accident was caused as a result of the driver’s actions, the trucking company can be held vicariously responsible under the following circumstances:

  1. If the driver’s actions that caused the accident are within the scope of their employment; or
  2. If the driver acted the way he or she did in order to advance the commercial interests of the trucking company.

After an accident with a large truck, you want the best personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, is here to help you. To receive legal advice regarding your truck accident injury claim, speak to one of our experienced Buffalo, New York overloaded truck accident lawyers today at 716-839-3939.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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