Overweight / Excessive Loads & Speeding of Log Trucks Cause Most Accidents
Everyday thousands of logging trucks loaded with logs are traveling on the highways and roads throughout the United States. One major problem is that logging truck operators often haul more logs than is legally permitted in the roads in order to make more money, cover their overhead expenses and pay their drivers. Overweight log trucks pose a serious hazard on the highways and to all of the motoring public. The excessive weighted trucks also severely damage the roads and are harder to control at highway speeds, harder to stop in emergency braking and poise a rollover problem as well.
Trucking of the logs is the most visible and often the most expensive phase of a timber harvesting operation, accounting for as much as 40 percent to 60 percent of the total logging cost. Besides overloaded trucks of logs, another most serious problem involves these same drivers speeding with these trailers of logs. Speeding by these log trucks operators cause the most deadly logging accidents, not only to the traveling public, but to the log truck drivers themselves.
If a loved one has suffered a serious injury or accidental death in a logging truck accident, then you may have a right to file a lawsuit case against the negligent logging truck operator, Timber Company and other entities.Call now and get your questions answered.Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at 1-800-883-9858 or 1-800-468-4878 (Toll Free)