Our Practice Areas

Oversized Loads/Improperly Loaded Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governs all regulations regarding the weight, loading procedures and securing of products and materials transported on any type of commercial vehicle on our nation's roads and highways. Federal regulations* regarding adhering to weight restrictions, proper tie-down, balance and trailer coupling are extensive. Any violation of the federal regulations that results in a truck accident can mean the truck company may be held liable for significant compensatory and punitive damages paid to the injured parties.

If you were in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck in Connecticut, schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney at the Connecticut truck accident law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC. From our offices in Bridgeport and Stamford, we represent plaintiffs in truck accident injury and wrongful death cases across the state. We are recognized for our resources and capacity to handle the complex nature of truck accident cases involving unbalanced, unsafe or oversized loads, including accidents involving liability on the part of multiple parties, such as the truck company, trailer maintenance subcontractor and independent contractors responsible for loading and securing the freight.

We have experience helping people recover full and fair money damages for injury and wrongful death claims resulting from truck accident causes such as:

  • Loose freight
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Overweight trailers
  • Hazardous materials
  • Uncoupled and jackknifed trailers
  • Inoperable trailer lights and safety equipment
  • Unsafe emergency stops
  • Cab and trailer maintenance violations

From our offices in Stamford and Bridgeport, our lawyers represent clients in catastrophic injury litigation cases throughout Connecticut. Call us at 203.517.0456 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Stamford slip-and-fall accident attorneys today.

*http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/rules_search_results.aspx?keyword=oversized%20load&Cat_type=A