Missouri Attorneys Handling Overloaded Truck Accidents

Federal regulations dictate the amount of weight a truck can carry for good reason. An overloaded trailer is more difficult to handle, and thus more likely to be the cause of a truck accident. For example, if a truck driver does not respond to a sudden stop or slowdown of traffic soon enough to compensate for the increased braking time and distance caused by the extra weight, the result may be a rear-end collision.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a trucking accident? The attorneys at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer will review your case to determine whether an illegally overloaded truck played a role. If it did, we will take action.

Investigating Overloaded Truck Accidents

On the surface, it may be difficult to tell that the truck that caused an accident was overloaded. Our Missouri lawyers handling overloaded truck accidents have more than 100 years of combined experience. We know how to identify the signs of this type of wrongdoing and how to investigate to prove that the truck was negligently overloaded.

Truck companies move fast after accidents, meaning that the truck will likely be removed from the scene of the accident and unloaded before we have a chance to get a look at it. We will have to review cargo manifests. We will also look at the driver's record and the trucking company's record to determine if there was a history of overweight violations. Our attorneys will take great care to prove wrongdoing and get you compensation if you have been the victim of an overloaded truck accident in Missouri.

Get Your Questions Answered By Our Columbia Trucking Law Attorneys

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 573-442-1660 or send us an email. We are happy to schedule consultations at your convenience. All truck collision cases are handled on a contingency basis.