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Overweight Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorney For Accidents Involved Overloaded & Overweight Trucks
Overloaded & Overweight Truck Accident Lawyer servicing the Galveston, League City, Corpus Christi, Texas City, Angleton, Baytown, Beaumont, La Porte, Eagle Ford Shale, and Pearland, TX areas. Contact our Overweight & Overloaded Truck Accident Attorney for a free case evaluation at 713-829-4317. An overloaded truck is one of the most common reasons for an accident to occur. Overweight trucks are difficult to stop because of the additional weight takes time to slow down after being accelerated. Because of this overloaded trucks have an increased likelihood of losing control or failing to stop in time to prevent an accident from occurring. Many of these trucks overloaded with cargo can become extremely instable and difficult to control while driving.
Overloaded Truck Accident Causes
Lawyer for Overweight Truck Accidents in Texas
Overweight trucks are regulated by the Federal DOT (Department of Transportation) and the State of Texas Laws. Overloaded truck regulations cover the amount of weight that a commercial truck and semi tractor-trailer can have while on the roads. The regulations also state how much the total weight of the truck plus its load can be for the tires at each axle of the truck. Along the side of the Texas highways government agencies have set up weight stations as weight check points for trucks carrying heavy loads. Truck drivers must stop at every check point for inspection and to have the vehicles weight checked. If their inspection is failed often the truck driver will be cited overweight, they could then possibly receive at permit and allowed to carry on if instructed to do so. Overweight trucks are a danger for other drivers on the roadways. The heavy trucks can destroy the roads the traverse and cause accidents with other vehicles.
Common Causes for Overloaded Truck Crashes
- Traveling down- hill too fast
- Increased weight creating longer distances to stop
- Raised center of gravity increasing the risk of rollover or overpass damage
- Difficulty traveling uphill creating a slow hazard for other cars
- Caring too much weight causing one or more tires to fail
- Shift or movement of cargo load
- Steering and navigation difficulties
Texas Lawyer for Overweight Truck Accidents
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