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Houston Overloaded Truck Lawyers

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As we travel down the highways and roads in Houston and beyond, we don’t take a second to think twice about all of the commercial trucks on the road. After all, they are common sights. However, there are a number of things that you don’t see that could make these large vehicles dangerous when in certain conditions or on specific roads. One of the potential dangers that can arise is a truck that is overloaded or improperly loaded. This makes the truck either heavier than the regulated weight limit, or heavier on one side of the truck than the other.Overloaded truck accident

Overloaded Trucks

The employee who loads the cargo is expected to make sure the truck, including the trailer and all items inside, does not exceed the maximum weight limit set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If it exceeds the 80,000-pound weight limit, the trailer can become dangerous, making it more difficult for the truck to brake effectively.

In the event the large truck must stop suddenly—due to traffic or some other road condition—the excessive weight of the cargo could cause the trailer to jackknife. This occurs when the trailer skids out from behind the truck, creating an angle that can potentially block off the road, collide with other vehicles, or hit the barriers on the highway.

Improperly Loaded Trucks

Even if the truck is under the regulation weight limit, there is a possibility that the trailer can still be dangerous if it is not properly loaded. This means that one side — or the front or back — is heavier than the other. While it may not seem like a big deal, a truck that is improperly loaded can increase the risk of a turnover crash when the truck reaches a sharp turn.

Both of these dangers can increase the potential for the truck to be involved in a trucking collision. Unfortunately, they are more common than many people are aware due to factors like pressure from the trucking company to move more product faster, employee negligence, and other reasons. When these accidents do happen, it is most often the individuals in passenger vehicles who sustain serious injuries due to the weight and size of the large truck. If you have been hurt in an accident with a large truck, or have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one, it is important to make sure you have a Houston truck accident lawyer on your side to help bring you justice.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we have the knowledge and skill necessary to help you if you have been the victim of negligence. You can trust that we are on your side every step of the way, working to secure the outcome you need and deserve. We are prepared to investigate the cause of your accident in order to determine the value of your case, the liable party, and more.

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