Were You Injured In An Overloaded Truck Accident?
Semitrucks 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.
At David Komie Law, 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 regard 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 Plus 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 help today. Contact us online or call 512-338-0900.