The proper loading of an 18-wheeler is essential to the safe operation of the vehicle. Improper loading of a truck beyond its recommended weight or failing to properly secure the load can create an extremely dangerous situation for drivers and everyone else sharing the road with them.
The driver, the company that loaded the truck, the trucking company and others can all share in the responsibility for ensuring the roadworthiness of the truck, and each can be held at least partially liable in the event of a truck accident. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a truck crash involving a truck that was overloaded or was carrying an unsecured load, a qualified Dallas personal injury lawyer can explain your legal options.
Trusted Advocates in Overloaded or Unsecured Truck Accident Claims
The attorneys at The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates have decades of combined experience representing injury victims who have been injured in serious accidents arising from overloaded trucks and unsecured loads. We conduct a thorough investigation into every case we accept. We engage the appropriate experts to determine how your accident occurred. We pursue every available avenue in our efforts to hold the negligent parties accountable and obtain a positive result for our clients.
In many cases, loading a truck beyond its recommended weight or failing to properly secure the load can make the truck unstable. Difficulty stopping, increased potential for jackknifing and rollovers are just a few of the problems that can arise when a truck is not properly loaded. There are specific guidelines that dictate how a particular truck should be loaded and the amount of freight it can carry. When there is a failure to adhere to these guidelines, it can often be used to prove negligence in the case.