Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

Albany Lawyer Representing Victims of Accidents Caused by Overloaded Trucks

Contact the Truck Accident Attorneys at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

Tractor trailers can carry massive amounts of cargo on the road. A typical load can weigh in at 40,000 pounds. This can effectively double the weight of a semi. Now imagine that the trucker, or the trucking company or whoever they are carrying cargo for has either deliberately or mistakenly loaded that vehicle over the legal and safe limit. An overloaded semi is an accident waiting to happen.

The physics of driving an overloaded semi as opposed to an empty one multiplies the difficulty of safely operating that vehicle. The amount of distance required to come to a stop or to slow down sufficiently to avoid another vehicle dramatically increases. The ability to perform emergency maneuvers is vastly diminished.

Accidents between an 18 wheeler and a passenger vehicle often result in devastating injuries for the passengers in the smaller vehicle. The physics of such a collision are never favorable given the massive weight and size of semis.

At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, our lawyers are highly skilled and each bring decades of experience trying complex personal injury cases. Trucking accidents involve a complicated interplay of governing laws including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and a number of potentially liable parties that can include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Owner of the cargo
  • Company responsible for maintenance of the vehicle
  • Company responsible for loading cargo

Our skill and experience as former insurance defense attorneys allows us to provide our clients with the advantage of an insider's perspective into the strategies and tactics that we will be faced with in trying your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer, know that insurance companies are very likely to undervalue your case. In order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, turn to the experienced Albany trucking accident attorneys of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 518-480-2151 or simply contact us online.

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only collect attorney's fees if we recover damages for you.