Northern California Truck Accident Lawyers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and California’s own trucking regulations place strict limits on the amount of weight commercial vehicles can carry. These regulations have been put in place to protect the public from the dangers posed by overloaded trucks.
Unfortunately, the number of trucks on the road combined with the fact that drivers sometimes go hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid weight checks means that overloaded trucks are still a clear and present danger to the rest of us.
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At Ashton & Price, our aggressive approach to investigating and representing clients has led to more than $100 million in recoveries. And this is the approach we use to handle truck accident litigation throughout central and northern California. To schedule a free consultation, contact our Sacramento area law offices today.
"We handle every part of your claim, including assisting with property damage and rental cars, if needed, and making sure you get the medical care you need, usually with no insurance or out-of-pocket expenses* necessary." — Attorney Chris Price
How Overweight Trucks Cause Accidents …
An overloaded truck has more momentum, which makes it more difficult to stop and more likely to go out of control if the driver has to negotiate a sharp curve or swerve to avoid an accident. Overloading can create other problems as well, including tire blowouts, brake failure or steer.
When an overloaded truck is involved in an accident, the trucking company and its insurer will move quickly to protect their own interests. Because of that, victims need to act quickly too. We understand that. With the help, when necessary, of some of the region’s best investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and safety experts, we’ll conduct an immediate and thorough investigation to ensure critical evidence does not get lost or become degraded.
To learn more, see our truck accidents information center.
We are ready to help you fight to protect your rights and get your life back. Contact us for an honest assessment of your case and learn more about the things we can do to help you recover.
*In the event you elect to receive medical diagnosis and/or treatment on a lien basis, your health care provider will be entitled to payment at the conclusion of your case, from your settlement or jury award.