Dump Truck Accident Lawyer
Dump trucks are used for all sorts of purposes. They may be used to transport coal, wood chips, garbage, construction materials, and much more. Though dump trucks come in all sizes, the common factor is that the back of the truck is frequently open, and can be tipped upward to dump out its contents.
Regardless of what the vehicle is hauling, dump truck accidents often result in severe injuries, serious property damage, and much more. This is because of the sheer weight of the truck. Most dump trucks that you’ll see on the highway and other public roads have three axles (one in front to steer, and two in the back to handle the weight of the road). State laws vary regarding the maximum weight of a truck, but it’s generally around 22,000 pounds per axle. For a 3-axle dump truck, that comes to 66,000 pounds.
With the average car weighing around 3,000 pounds, it’s easy to see how dangerous a dump truck accident can be. Even a side-swipe accident can destroy your car and leave you with life-altering injuries. What’s more, some dump truck drivers may take side roads to avoid weight limits, leaving unexpecting motorists on these roads in danger of being in a major collision.
If you have been injured in a dump truck accident, our attorneys are here to help set things right. At Auger & Auger, we have over 26 years of experience fighting against trucking companies and their insurers to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Give us a call at (855) 969-5624 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a dump truck accident lawyer today.