A crash yesterday in nearby Johnston County, North Carolina, raises an important point about extra precautions that trucking and cargo companies must take with hazardous materials and who is liable when a crash occurs.
The scene that follows a tractor-trailer crash can be chaotic. Frequently, people injured in a truck accident require emergency care. At the same time, emergency crews are busy cleaning up the scene and law enforcement officials are investigating what happened and ensuring that they identify who may have been responsible. This situation is common everywhere, including in North Carolina.
Residents of Wake County, North Carolina, might know that all commercial vehicles carrying large loads need to follow weight limits set by North Carolina authorities. These limits are set with various factors in mind, such as reducing the effects of an accident.