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Is an Overloaded Truck to Blame for Your Injuries?

 Posted on October 26, 2023 in Truck Accidents

TX accident lawyerYou may have heard the phrase there are not enough hours in the day. After all, the clock is ticking and truck drivers may feel the pressure to make timely deliveries. Unfortunately, sometimes truckers are pressured to deliver cargo as quickly as possible. This behavior can lead drivers and trucking companies to break the law. What is worse, overloaded trucks could lead to horrific truck crashes and injuries. You need a skilled Texas attorney to help get the compensation you deserve and will need.

Are there Weight Requirements?

Under Texas law, there are strict weight limits for big rigs that should operate with safety in mind. Unfortunately, some companies push the envelope, loading their trucks to the max. This is not just risky for the driver, but it endangers everyone else on the road.

How Can Cargo Become a Danger?

Overloaded trucks are harder to control due to their sheer size. For that same reason, they take longer to stop and can even flip at high speeds. Mistakes when loading the cargo also occur. Perhaps a trucker did not properly fasten the goods or packed too much weight causing the truck to tip over. Poorly loaded cargo can lead to serious injury accidents, especially during lane changes and turns. Loose cargo can then become a danger, with stuff spilling onto the road and causing mayhem. In these cases, the trucker or whoever loaded the cargo could be held responsible for the costs of the accident and injuries.

How Can I Prove Negligence?

When you are hurt in a truck accident, proving negligence can be tricky. Multiple parties might be involved, and it is often a case of someone being negligent. To get compensated, you will need to show:

  • The truck driver or company did not meet safety standards.
  • Their actions caused the accident or cargo spill.
  • You suffered physical injuries.
  • Those injuries came from the truck accident or cargo disasters.
  • Seeking medical help is crucial, both for your health and to show the insurance company that you mean business.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Sierra Blanca, TX Truck Crash Lawyer

If you have been injured by an overloaded truck, you need a seasoned Van Horn, TX truck crash attorney to help you get the justice you deserve. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we will dig deep to find out who is at fault and fight to get you the compensation you need. Call 915-544-5200 for a free consultation.

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