Improper Truck Loading & Securing Leads To Serious Accidents in Texas
No matter where you live in Texas, you've probably been stuck behind a big 18-wheeler on the highway and wondered, "What's in there?" So many tractor trailers driving through Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of Texas have covers on them so we'll probably never know for sure what all they're toting. Because of these covers, we also don't know how secure their cargo is or if it is overloaded. Any personal injury lawyer or truck accident attorney will tell you that trucks hauling cargo that is over the legal weight limit or not properly secured cause accidents. When a dangerous 18-wheeler load causes a serious or fatal accident, it is imperative to determine whether the driver and trucking company complied with the federal rules that govern load safety. If they did not, you can file personal injury claim against them for their negligence and the truck accident lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm in Fort Worth can help you do just that.
When a dangerous or illegal commercial truck load causes an accident, who is responsible?
Around Tarrant County, many highway truck collisions are not accidents - they are the result of negligent loading. In Texas and everywhere else in the United States, trucking companies and their drivers have an obligation to ensure that loads are properly secured for transport and that they comply with Texas and federal trucking regulations involving the weight, size and other security protocol. Unfortunately, these trucking companies don't always follow the rules. When 18-wheelers are overloaded with cargo, they can be thrown off balance and flip. If the load isn't secured on the tractor trailer, it can fly off the truck and hit another vehicle. Trucking companies and their drivers are responsible for making sure these kinds of accidents don't happen by ensuring that what's in the back of the truck is properly loaded and secured. Trucking companies and any independent big rig truck driver who violates truck load safety regulations can be held liable for causing the accident.
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