Pascoe Law FirmOverweight Trucks
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Overweight Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorney For Accidents Involved Overloaded & Overweight Trucks
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
Some of the more common causes for overloaded heavy truck accidents include:
- 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