Overweight Violations

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Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) are driven by licensed individuals who are trained to handle such large vehicles. A CMV can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, so most people know trucks can do a lot of damage if they hit another vehicle.

Because CMVs tend to be more dangerous the more cargo they carry, both federal and state laws place restrictions on how heavy a CMV can be. If you were injured in an accident with an overweight commercial truck, don’t hesitate to call us. Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Tell us about your case in a free consultation today.

State Regulations

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) is in charge of enforcing weight policies. Because heavier CMVs tend to be unwieldy, the state places limits on how much weight a truck can carry based on the distance it needs to travel and how many axles it has. Likewise, the heavier a vehicle is, the more it damages the roadways.

The heaviest a CMV can be is 80,000 pounds on the highway and 85,000 pounds on any other Kansas road. There are penalties for going over the maximum gross weight allowed by the KHP, and drivers can face fines for each pound over the max amount.

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If you sustained a serious injury as the result of a truck accident, give us a call. Many CMV accidents lead to the catastrophic injury of passenger car occupants, because cars offer insufficient protection from the bulk of a CMV, particularly if it’s overweight.

Catastrophic injuries can cost incredible amounts of money in medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. If a truck driver has overloaded his or her vehicle, he or she is not only in violation of Kansas law but was negligent in doing so. Let us help you hold the person or company responsible for your injury accountable for their mistake. Talk to one of our skilled Wichita truck accident attorneys about your case in a consultation.

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