Sandel Law Firm
Call Now For A Free Consultation Toll Free: 844-SNDL-LAW (763-5529) Akron/Canton: 330-666-2889 Cleveland: 440-772-1000
In The Section

An overweight truck can be a hazard on the road

It may have been a long time since readers of this Ohio personal injury and vehicle accident legal blog have taken high school physics, but some of the foundational principles of the science may still stick with them. They may remember that an object at rest stays at rest but that an object in motion will continue to move at a constant speed and in a consistent direction, as long as it is not acted upon by an opposing force. The greater the mass that the moving object has, the greater the opposing force will need to be to bring it to rest.

Readers are asked to take this quick lesson and to consider it in the context of a large, overweight semi-truck. Large vehicles like semis and other commercial trucks are regulated with regard to how much cargo by weight they may carry. These regulations are in place for several reasons but one of those reasons is to prevent ultra-heavy vehicles from losing control on American roads.

A big truck takes a long time to come to a stop, but a large truck that is overburdened may take even longer to slow and stop before colliding with another vehicle. It may not be possible for a driver to make an overburdened truck respond as they need to prevent accidents, and as such overweight rigs and commercial vehicles can pose serious threats to others on the roads.

There may be no way for the victim of a truck accident to know if the rig that hit they was overweight. However, after an accident an attorney who provides representation for commercial vehicle accident victims may be able to help them ask the right questions to obtain the information they need to secure the recovery of the victim's damages.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

3250 W. Market Street
Suite 103
Akron, OH 44333

Toll Free: 844-763-5529
Phone: 330-666-2889
Phone: 440-772-1000
Fax: 330-822-4149
Map & Directions

Back To Top