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Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys in Beaumont

Improperly Secured Loads on Southeast Texas Roads

A common reason for serious truck accidents taking place throughout Beaumont and the surrounding areas is an overloaded truck. Improperly secured loads can lead to all kinds of unnecessary difficulties for truck drivers and the drivers around them. To offset this, trucks are assigned a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) by manufacturers. This is the maximum weight they may operate with based on factors such as body, axels, brakes, engine, powertrain, fuel and engine fluids, suspension, passengers, cargo, and more.

The GVWR is displayed on the truck’s license plate; no truck is permitted to exceed the weight of their assigned rating. Additionally, no truck is allowed to exceed the 80,000-pound limit unless they obtain a special permit under certain exceptions.

Get reliable and trusted legal help after a trucking accident. Our Beaumont truck accident lawyers know how to build your case against commercial trucking companies and their insurance. Call us at (409) 226-0990 for a free consultation.

How Overloaded Trucks Can Cause Accidents

Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks can seriously impair a trucker’s ability to control his vehicle. They can also cause danger to other drivers who follow behind.

Loss of control can occur in many ways, including the following:

  • Loss of control when traveling downhill due to an unpredictable gain in speed
  • Loss of control when making turns
  • Loss of control when maneuvering curving roads
  • Overloaded trucks will not stop as quickly
  • Overloaded trucks are more susceptible to tire blowouts, rollovers, or axle damage
  • The cargo in overloaded trucks may shift violently or even fall off the truck in the path of other vehicles

    Why You Need the Legal Help of a Committed & Competent Beaumont Personal Injury Lawyer

    Commercial trucking companies and truckers may try any number of tactics to avoid being held responsible for costly damages in a trucking accident. These tactics can include tampering with or even destroying evidence. That is why it is vital to contact our Beaumont truck accident attorney as soon as possible. We will ensure that your case is investigated and all pertinent data and evidence are preserved and documented. Our team knows what to do and how to do it. We are in the business of protecting you and will use every tool in our arsenal to get the job done with efficiency and thoroughness.

    Contact us today at (409) 226-0990 for a complimentary consultation about your case.

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