Overloaded Truck

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Federal motor vehicle safety standards exist to protect truck drivers as well as other drivers and occupants of vehicles that share the road with an overloaded truck. Safety standards include weight limits for particular roads and highways, as well as methods and materials that should be used to secure loads. Load shifting may occur when an overloaded truck changes lanes, slows down for a highway entrance or exit or must respond to traffic hazards such as construction zones or inclement weather.

Accidents Caused By Driver Negligence?

Failure of a truck driver or supervisors of the truck driver to adhere to or enforce regulations regarding load weight, load distribution or securing of loads inside a truck may be considered negligence. An investigation into the cause or causes of a serious truck accident should include an examination of all aspects of the load that the truck was carrying.

If you were injured in a truck accident or your loved one was severely injured or killed in a truck accident, one of the questions that investigators should seek to answer is, “Was the accident due to an overloaded truck?” This is but one of the possible factors leading to a truck accident. Other factors may include driver fatigue or traffic violations such as failing to maintain a safe following distance or failing to signal a lane change.

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

The sooner a personal injury lawyer is involved in your overloaded truck accident case, the more opportunities there will be to gather all available evidence and build a strong case for full compensation for your injuries. The experienced truck accident attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm are available to evaluate and prosecute plaintiffs’ claims involving overloaded truck accidents in Texas.

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Don’t let another day pass without the honest answers and dedicated legal representation you can count on when your life has been turned upside down by another’s negligence or wrongful acts. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

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