Overloading & Improper Loading – Frequent Culprits in Arizona Truck Crashes
Whenever you drive on Interstate 10 or U.S. 60, you are bound to come across a big rig or other commercial vehicle. Most of the time, we don’t pay a whole lot of attention to these massive vehicles or even consider the danger they could impose.
Trucking companies are in the business to make money, as are most corporations. They often pack their fleets with as much cargo as they can and push their drivers to travel in the shortest amount possible. While these practices might save the trucking companies a few bucks and increase their bottom lines, people’s lives are being placed in danger. When a trucking company overloads a truck or if the cargo is improperly loaded – the results can be catastrophic. Arizona truck accidents claim thousands of lives each year and the sad truth is that many of these crashes can be avoided.
Problem with Overloading
Overloading is a major factor in truck accidents across the country. Even though there are regulations regarding load limits, these rules are frequently broken. An overloaded truck can cause the vehicle to become more prone to an accident, as it is harder to stop and avoid dangers. In a state that has congested roads and freeways, that is the last thing we need.
Improper Loading is Hazardous
Improper loading of a truck’s cargo can also lead to major problems. An improper load can increase the probability of a rollover accident, harming not only the trucker, but also people in the surrounding vehicles. If cargo is exposed and has not been loaded properly, it could cause debris to fall from the truck.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Arizona, whether it happened in the west or east valley of Maricopa County, you should contact our office. An experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney will be able to review your case, free of charge, to determine if you have a claim against the trucker and/or trucking company.
Contact the Law Offices of Nathan Hogle at 480-999-0646 for your free legal consultation.
The Law Offices of Nathan Hogle is located in Mesa, Arizona, and handles cases throughout Maricopa County, including Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Anthem, Glendale, El Mirage, Tolleson, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City and Buckeye.