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Overweight, Overloaded & Unbalanced Trucks The Help You Need When You Need It Most

Dangers of an Overloaded or Overweight Truck

Nashville Truck Accident Attorney on Violations of Semi Weight Restrictions

Semi trucks, 18 wheelers and tractor trailers can present a great danger to everyone on Tennessee roads and highways. Due to their sheer size, trucking companies and their drivers must follow all trucking regulations to help minimize accident and injury risks to the public. However, when these regulations and other trucking laws are violated, our law firm has seen how an overweight truck can cause devastating injuries and death to those in nearby vehicles.

Immediately after an overweight or overloaded truck accident, and after receiving any necessary medical attention, truck accident victims need to contact an attorney. The truck company will already be sending its legal representation and insurance agents to the scene of the accident. Victims must act quickly to have their own attorney to ensure all evidence is preserved.

Nashville truck accident attorney Stanley A. Davis has been handling these cases for over 15 years, and he knows exactly what to do to demand evidence be saved and begin an investigation into the causes of the accident to uphold your legal rights.

What are the Laws About Overweight Trucks?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, imposes rules and regulations for the trucking industry. Commercial trucks cannot carry loads exceeding 80,000 pounds. However, truck companies and truckers may push these limits or violate loading truck safety rules to cut costs and avoid having to drive a second truck to make a delivery.

When a truck is overweight, braking is more difficult, the risk of rollover increases and tire blowouts are more common. Truck accidents caused by overweight or overloaded cargo are preventable and should never occur. The weight limit trucking laws are in place for a reason: overweight trucks tipping over or otherwise causing collisions to present a real danger to all motorists on the road.

What to Do If You Have Been Hit by an Overweight Truck

After a truck crash, make sure emergency services are called and medical attention is given to anyone in need. As soon as you are able, contact a local truck accident attorney. If you are unable to do so yourself, have a close relative or friend call a lawyer on your behalf.

The truck company and its insurance carrier will be on the scene of the accident right away. It is important to have your own attorney who can demand all evidence be preserved and conduct an independent investigation.

Possible evidence you may need to preserve in a truck accidents includes the:

  • Semi truck itself
  • Tires
  • Skid marks on the road
  • Log books
  • Electronic databases
  • Tractor-trailer cargo

Without an attorney contacting the truck company to make this legal demand, essential evidence may be destroyed or go missing.

Your truck accident attorney will have an independent investigator to examine the scene, help reconstruct the accident and determine fault. This includes, but is not limited to, investigating the weight of the truck at the time of impact and whether this was a cause or contributing factor in the truck accident.

Nashville Truck Accident Attorney Representing Residents and Out-of-State Visitors

If you or someone you care about has been in a Nashville truck accident or any accident throughout Tennessee, call our office at (615) 866-3938 today to schedule a free consultation. Nashville truck accident attorney Stan Davis represents residents of Tennessee, including clients hurt in or from Goodlettsville, Madison and Mursfreesboro, as well as out-of-state visitors injured while traveling.

We take most injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay attorney fees if you receive a settlement or verdict for your case. You do not need any money up front for us to investigate your truck accident.

Find out the truth of what happened and get the money you deserve for any hospital bills, property damage, lost wages or other damages the truck accident has caused. Call us now.

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  • $350,000.00 Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident

    A middle-aged man was injured in a tractor-trailer crash when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Davidson County, Tennessee. This tractor-trailer accident left Plaintiff with significant spinal injuries and gastrointestinal problems.

  • $1.0 Million Settlement Head Injury

    Using his knowledge as a brain injury attorney and Nashville car accident lawyer, Nashville attorney Stanley A. Davis made sure his clients got their deserved justice for a serious closed head injury sustained in a car accident.

  • $240,228 Verdict Soft-Tissue Injuries

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a jury verdict for a truck accident that caused soft tissue injuries. The amount was reduced by 27 percent, which accounts for the victim’s comparative fault.

  • $24,500 Verdict Rear-End Collision

    Our Nashville personal injury lawyer secured a trial verdict of $24,500.00 for a personal injury claim involving a rear-end collision. The victim was rear-ended, causing approximately $1,800.00 property damage to her bumper.

  • $348,201 Verdict Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Four eastern European immigrants were traveling through Tennessee from Chicago on Interstate 24 for a family visit to Florida. Plaintiffs were rear-ended by the defendant driving a fuel tractor-trailer rig for his employer.

  • $120,000 Verdict Spine Injury

    A woman who was 15 weeks pregnant, with a history of back and neck problems, was involved in a car accident. She had abdominal and spinal pain after the crash. A week of monitoring determined that her unborn child was fine.

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