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We will work tirelessly to help you WIN and get you full compensation for all your injuries.

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Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys in Maryland

With Law Offices in Lanham, Waldorf, Frederick, Lexington Park, Rockville, and Annapolis

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    18-wheeler-accident

    Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys in Maryland

    With Law Offices in Lanham, Waldorf, Frederick, Lexington Park, Rockville, and Annapolis

    Do You Need Legal Help?

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      The Opinions that Matter Most

      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “I cannot say enough good things about this firm. Everyone has been so helpful, I was always included in everything and never left in the dark. The staff is always on top of it and respond back within minutes. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone in need! Made my life so much easier with great outcomes!”

      - Sheeba

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      Client Testimonials

      The Opinions that Matter Most

      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “The firm developed a program and mitigation strategies to help provide the best possible outcome of the case.”

      - Anonymous

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      Client Testimonials

      The Opinions that Matter Most

      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “I cannot say enough good things about this firm. Everyone has been so helpful, I was always included in everything and never left in the dark. The staff is always on top of it and respond back within minutes. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone in need! Made my life so much easier with great outcomes!”

      - Sheeba

       

      Due to their enormous weight and size, commercial trucks have the potential to cause devastating accidents that result in serious injuries or fatalities. Federal and state regulatory agencies address this fact, enforcing stringent rules and regulations to prevent neglectful and dangerous practices on the part of trucking companies. Overloading is one such practice that often leads to deadly consequences.

      According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large trucks cannot carry more than 20,000 pounds per axle. They may also be restricted from traversing certain roads with weight restrictions. Truckers and their companies must take these regulations seriously, or they may be held accountable for any accident that results from overloading.

      If you or a loved one has been a victim of an overloaded truck crash, please contact the experienced Maryland big rig accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC today. Our toll-free number is 301-381-2655.

      What Are the Truck Loading Laws?

      The FMCSA enforces many specific truck loading laws with the goal of reducing the number of accidents that occur due to unsafe or improper loading practices.

      These laws include the following:

      • Cargo must be secured on or within a truck by implements meant to hold it, such as dunnage, tiedowns, shoring bars, and other related equipment and materials
      • Rolling cargo must be secured by wedges, chocks, or cradles
      • Tiedown restraints must meet certain FMCSA requirements
      • Vehicles carrying heavy machinery, crane booms, and other items that require specified restraining mechanisms must meet certain special purpose vehicle requirements
      • Commodity-specific items (logs, metal coils, concrete pipes, etc.) must meet securement requirements

      Additionally, a truck must give drivers notification of overhanging objects through the use of colored lights if it is carrying a load that extends beyond its width or length by more than four inches.

      What Are the Risks Associated with Overloaded Trucks?

      As long as a trucking company makes sure every cargo is properly balanced, measured, and loaded, it should be able to avoid overloaded truck accidents completely.

      Negligence alone leads to overloading, the dangers of which include the following:

      • Overloading can cause the truck’s heavy weight to shift to the rear from the front tires, making steering a much more difficult task for the trucker.
      • Excessive weight can make trucks go much faster downhill and harder to stop. The brakes can be strained by the added momentum and experience failure.
      • The tires may not be able to handle such weight and consequently burst from the pressure.
      • The truck’s center of gravity is raised by the overloaded cargo and thus much more prone to a rollover accident.
      • Roads, overpasses, and bridges may collapse if their weight restrictions are exceeded.

      In an accident that involves any of the above circumstances, the company behind the involved truck may be held liable for all resultant damages.

      Helping Victims Seek Justice

      If you or someone you care about has been injured in an overloaded big rig accident, the attorneys at Alpert Schreyer may be able to assist you. Our commitment to justice can be seen in our case results and testimonials. We apply many years of legal experience to holding negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable for their wrongdoing.

      To find out more about how to protect your rights and your future, contact our law firm today.

      Michael J. Schreyer

      Founding Partner

      Andrew D. Alpert

      Founding Partner

      Christopher Murphy

      Attorney

      Michael Berman

      Attorney

      Michael McCubbin

      Attorney

      Terrence Gaffney

      Attorney

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