Were You Injured by an Overweight Truck?
Trust our law firm to hold the trucking company accountable
Sometimes, no matter how careful a driver is, the odds are stacked against them.
With trucks, this is often literally the situation. Overloaded, overweight, and improperly loaded cargo are among the leading factors that cause serious truck accidents. This is because freight that is overloaded or unbalanced can shift over the course of travel. When weight is distributed unevenly, it is easier for the truck to tip.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP fights for truck accident victims’ rights. We understand what is at stake for you after a bad crash — your work, home, and future. Our truck accident attorneys are determined to get you the money you deserve so you can get your life back on track.
The dangers of overloading
Cargo-shift in overloaded or improperly loaded trucks cause around 6,000 serious truck accidents every year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says. It is one of the top risk factors leading to truck collisions.
It’s easy to see why. An overloaded truck is less stable and more prone to rollover accidents. Moreover, overloading increases the pressure on engine performance and increases fuel consumption and wears out the shock absorbers, reduces emergency handling capabilities, increases braking distances (meaning the truck needs even more room to come to a full stop), burdens axles, less ability to regulate speed going downhill, and pops tires.
There’s no excuse for putting profits ahead of safety. When trucking companies and shipping companies overload trucks, they need to be held accountable.
Our law firm can sort out fault for your accident
Trucking accidents are among the more complicated crashes to sort out. Identifying contributing factors is just the start. When you get hit by a commercial truck, there are often more people and organizations than just the trucker liable for your injuries. Other people and entities that may have contributed to your accident include:
- Defective parts manufacturers
- Loading crew
- Freight owner
- Trucking company
- Truck owner
- Maintenance workers
- Direct supervisor
To prove what happened, you’re going to need a thorough crash investigation, documentation, and high-stakes negotiating skills.
Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer today
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP offers free case evaluations to people injured in Wichita Falls and Lawton area accidents. If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you understand how the law applies to you and how much money you can get for your claim.
Our attorneys represent accident victims on contingency, which means our fee is paid as a percentage of your recovery – not out of your pocket. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
Call, email, or chat online with a member of our team and schedule your free case evaluation with a truck accident attorney today.