Wide Load Carriers And Injury Accidents
We all have seen wide load carriers going down the highway. They often take up more than a lane of traffic and are often followed and preceded by trucks and blinking yellow lights.
Oversize truck accidents provide a special safety hazard for passenger vehicles. The carriers often transport farm equipment and other large machinery, which can become dangerous missiles in an accident. Careless drivers who fail to maintain their lane can sideswipe other vehicles that are trying to pass. Yet when it comes time to pay damages in a personal injury or wrongful death suit, trucking companies and their insurance companies often try to shift blame to the person driving the passenger vehicle. It takes a quality attorney to make them pay.
Responsibilities Of Trucking Companies When Hauling Wide Loads
Haulers of wide loads must follow specific regulations to keep our highways as safe as possible. These include:
- Ensuring wide loads are appropriately labeled
- Providing spotter cars before and after any wide load carrier
- Following all trucking regulations, including limiting driving hours to accommodate driver sleep schedules
- Appropriately securing all loads
- Driving at a safe speed
The sooner you call our lawyers following an accident, the sooner we can collect and preserve evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the truck driver or trucking company.
Call Us As Soon As Possible
You do not have much time. The longer you wait, the less evidence we can gather. the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville offers a free initial consultation, including home and hospital visits. We will handle your personal injury case on a contingency basis, meaning that we will front all costs and collect attorney fees only if we win compensation for you.
For more information regarding your legal options and how our lawyer can represent you, call 910-779-3135 or email us to schedule a consultation. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.