Lexington Overloaded Truck Accident Lawyers
If you take note of the number of trucks you pass on the highway today, you can imagine that all kinds of cargo will be in them - hopefully it will remain there as you pass.
Many thousands of pounds are riding on a trailer 13 feet tall, more than 40 feet long. Roads are neither level side to side, nor are they without hills, potholes, etc. Accidents happen every day in Kentucky and many involve truck cargo flying off a flatbed trailer or causing the truck to tip over in motion.
If you or a loved on has been injured in an accident with a truck that involved overloading, contact the law office of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. in Pikeville, Hazard or Lexington.
Call 1.866.606.4316 for a free consultation in Pikeville, Hazard or Lexington
Gary Johnson has nearly 40 years of professional experience. In 2008, he was recognized as the Kentucky's Outstanding Trial Lawyer by the Kentucky Justice Association. He's also the host of Simply the Law, a weekly show that airs every Tuesday evening at 7 pm on WYMT-TV.
Duty of the Trucker
Cargo should be loaded securely, well-centered, in the right kind of trailer. Top-heavy cargo is more likely to tip over. The bed of a truck trailer is already three to five feet off the ground. Especially when the truck is rounding a corner, cargo can tip and topple it.
Our law firm will work hard to obtain the compensation you need after an injury. Whether through negotiation with the responsible party, or by taking the case to trial, we will not accept payment for you that is less than you need and deserve.