Overloaded Truck Accidents in Texas
Contact Our Austin Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Semi-trucks and tractor trailers are already considered dangerous because
of their massive weight and size. However, they can become even more dangerous
when they are improperly overloaded with cargo. When a truck is overloaded,
it can easily result in a devastating crash that may severely injure or
kill other drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians.
Komie & Morrow, LLP, we are dedicated to recovering compensation on behalf of our clients
who experienced significant injuries due to overloaded trucks. If the
truck driver, trucking company, or their insurance carrier is not cooperating
with your requests, our Austin
injury attorneys understand what it takes to obtain your monetary compensation in order
for you to make the best recovery possible from your injury.
How to Determine if a Truck is Overloaded
Overloaded trucks typically struggle in regards to steering, taking longer
to slow down and decreasing the amount of time to adequately react to
road conditions in a timely, safe manner. A truck can legally weigh a
maximum 80,000 pounds, which can still pose a significant risk to other
motor vehicles. According to studies, a fully loaded 80,000-pound truck
is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal collision compared to a truck
that weighs only 50,000 pounds.
Common signs that a truck is overloaded include the following:
- The cargo is stacked over the top
- The cargo is bulging over the sides
- The truck’s suspension springs are compressed
- The truck experiences difficulty maneuvering
- The truck struggles to slow down
60+ Years of Experience On Your Side
Despite the dangers an overloaded truck possess, trucking companies and
truck drivers still continue to do so in order to obtain a bigger profit
and meet deadlines. With
more than 60 years of collective experience, our
Austin truck accident lawyers possess a comprehensive knowledge of state and federal trucking rules
and regulations in order to help you navigate through the possible complications
of your case. Do not hesitate to get our aggressive and personalized legal
Contact us and request a
free initial case evaluation.
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