The entire point of the massive commercial trucks that criss-cross Arkansas’ highways is that they can carry large amounts of cargo. However, when these trucks are overloaded with cargo, they become especially dangerous. Truck accident lawyer Alan LeVar has seen how an overloaded truck threatens innocent drivers.
A poorly loaded or overloaded cargo trailer is one of the common causes of truck accidents. These vehicles are difficult to operate even in the best of circumstances. When the trailer is so loaded with cargo that the center of gravity and weight of the truck are thrown off, even a skilled driver can struggle to control the vehicle, especially in inclement weather situations.
Mr. LeVar will only be able to determine the cause of your accident after a thorough and professional investigation. However, trucking companies have an obligation to make sure their vehicles do not present an unreasonable risk, and over-loading the trailer with cargo violates this obligation.
Finally, cargo companies and the companies that load cargo into trucks can be held liable if they violated state or federal safety standards in loading the truck. This can mean over-loaded the cargo trailer or failing to secure the cargo.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident anywhere in Arkansas, you should speak to our lawyers immediately. Please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.