Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Vehicles

Improper LoadingTruck driver negligence is a contributing factor, but proper loading or securing of cargo and proper maintenance can also be the responsibility of trucking companies. Unsecured items or debris and shifting loads can cause potentially catastrophic trucking accidents just as improperly maintained commercial vehicles can endanger other road users. Safety regulations, weight limits and height limits for tractor-trailers and semi trucks are in place to prevent dangerous safety hazards, as are maintenance regulations for other commercial vehicles such as delivery trucks, buses, farm vehicles and utility vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of trucking or commercial vehicle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At The Sams Law Firm in Atlanta, we strongly encourage people to seek proper medical attention immediately, and then quickly seek the advice of a knowledgeable and responsive attorney, as it can end up saving you from several potential cost burdens in the future.

Insurance companies may cover your injuries and damages if they fall within the terms of your policy, but they will still try to minimize the amount they pay out to the fullest extent possible. With our counsel and representation, though, you have an attorney with more than 20 years of experience and advanced personal injury case knowledge in your corner, advocating and pursuing your best interests with attentive care.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Atlanta commercial vehicle accident attorney Warren Sams. Call us at 404-857-3879, toll free at 800-620-8502, or e-mail us.

Georgia Improperly Maintained and Overloaded Truck Accident Attorney

We are prepared to discuss your case and listen to your account of the facts, including the circumstances leading to the accident. We will lay out your options in your free initial consultation and discuss the next steps. Our law firm can protect your rights, seek your fair and just compensation, and hold responsible parties accountable for negligence and wrongful acts.

If an improperly loaded or maintained commercial vehicle led to a devastating accident in which you were injured and/or suffered damages, we can advocate aggressively for your recovery. Several circumstances can lead to an accident, including:

  • Absence of or inadequate safety flags/taping (conspicuity taping)
  • Blocked or inadequate lighting of the trailer and cargo
  • Improper covering of debris
  • Holes, cracks or openings allowing for debris to escape
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Defective vehicle parts
  • Defective tires
  • Improper tire pressure
  • Inadequate flagging or reflective tape (conspicuity tape)
  • Poorly maintained brakes
  • Inadequate training of drivers
  • Other safety, weight or height violations

In 2011, Warren Sams was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Since 2000, he has been recognized every year as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the peer-review rating directory's highest rating. Additionally, he has been listed in Georgia Super Lawyers every year since 2009.

Contact The Sams Law Firm Today

Call us today at 404-857-3879, toll free at 800-620-8502 or e-mail us to schedule a free initial consultation with Warren Sams.

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