The average semi-truck weighs upwards of 10,000 pounds, while the average car weighs a mere 3,000. The massive size and weight of these vehicles make them potentially very dangerous in the event of a truck accident. Because of this, the government instituted a number of restrictions on trucks including load limits.
Load limit restrictions are meant to protect the safety of not only the truck driver but everyone else on the road who may come near the truck. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident involving a truck driver who was violating load restrictions, contact your Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 today.
The Reasons Truck Drivers Violate Load Limits
Despite the fact that violating load laws can endanger both the truck driver and others on the road, some truck drivers and trucking companies choose to do so anyway. The incentives for doing so are often:
- Larger loads bring in extra revenue
- Clients wish to get all of their goods as fast as possible, and packing trucks as full as possible can make for happier customers.
The government enforces load limits with random weigh stations on the highway; however, there are a number of ways for truck drivers to get around weigh-ins.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by a truck driver who was violating load limits, contact your Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.