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Overloaded semi trucks present many roadway dangers

On Behalf of | Feb 5, 2020 | Truck Accidents |

Large trucks are vital to the Texas economy and the growth of the nation in general. These massive vehicles often take the final leg in the supply and delivery chain, ensuring that residents have access to much-needed consumables. Trucks and passenger vehicles typically share roadways safely, but sometimes the risk of experiencing a truck accident is particularly high.

For example, when a truck’s load exceeds the weight limits set by the government, the risk of the trucker losing control of the vehicle increases. Below, we have listed some of the ways overloaded rigs can lead to truck accidents.

  • Tire failure from excessive weight 
  • Brake failure from friction caused by overloading
  • Rollovers due to a poor center of gravity
  • Difficulty maintaining the speed limit when traveling uphill 
  • Too much momentum when traveling downhill
  • Dangerous shifts in the trucks cargo area
  • Inability or difficulty slowing or stopping when encountering traffic

We have seen firsthand how truck accidents put Texas citizens at risk of catastrophic injuries or death. Victims must often endure hospitalization and weeks or months of treatment before they can return to their normal lives. In severe accidents, victims may never fully recover from their injuries. Making matters worse, survivors must face massive medical bills in the wake of an accident. Looking for ways to acquire compensation is often their only choice. 

We want to encourage our neighbors in and around San Antonio to consider a legal solution in the wake of a crash. Violating the safety standards set by the FMCSA is a clear case of negligence, which means victims have a great chance of winning an injury claim. Please continue reviewing our website for more information.