Del Rio Overloaded Truck Accidents
Over 500,000 semi-truck accidents occur annually across the United States, and Del Rio has experienced its fair share of numerous accidents involving semi-trucks over the past 20 years. These accidents are often due to the negligence of the trucking companies and their drivers. Del Rio overloaded truck accidents could be a thing of the past if the trucking companies would follow the rules and regulations set forth by the federal and state government. Unfortunately, drivers and trucking companies in Del Rio won’t always follow these rules, so it is important to have a Del Rio truck accident lawyer on your side if you experience an accident with a negligent semi-truck driver.Causes of Del Rio Overloaded Truck Accidents
As drivers, we have a rational fear of being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler because 18-wheelers are notorious for being a hazard to other motorists. The hazardous nature of these commercial trucks only increases when they are overloaded.
Overweight trucks cannot maneuver properly, causing internal damage to their frames and other components necessary to the safe operation of the vehicle. Oftentimes, an overweight vehicle degrades its braking performance, leaving the truck incapable of making sudden stops. Other factors that cause overweight 18-wheelers to lose control are:
- A higher center of gravity, causing truck to topple over.
- Increased downhill speed and momentum.
- Weakened power steering assistance, leaving the vehicle incapable of turning properly.
- A decrease in uphill speed. The slowing of a vehicle on the highway can cause the flow of traffic to be disrupted. Frequently people will get into accidents if there is unnecessary slowing on the highway.
In the worst of scenarios, an accident involving an 18-wheeler can be fatal. There are over 5,000 deaths per year that are caused by accidents with 18-wheelers, which are due in part to the large size and destructive potential of these vehicles. These types of accidents can cause an unimaginable amount of property damage on top of the human costs.
To combat these dangers, there are state and federal regulations put into place to prevent trucks from overloading their vehicles and causing wrecks. If an 18-wheeler accident occurs and these regulations have been broken, the company and the semi-truck driver can be held responsible. If you are involved in a Del Rio truck accident, contact a lawyer at Carabin & Shaw immediately to receive the justice you deserve.Carabin & Shaw’s Del Rio Attorneys
If you have been involved in any Del Rio overloaded truck accidents, we can help. We will find out who is liable for the accident by running our own investigation. This is to ensure that the person who caused the accident doesn’t collect the damages. Next, we will examine your own and the other motorists’ injuries. If the victim of the wreck is, in fact, suffering from injuries, they will be compensated for the cost to treat those injuries, as well as related costs to future care and property loss. We will then find out if both the person at fault and the innocent victim are covered by insurance. In order to move along with a case, it is imperative that we have all three of these elements clearly determined.
Let our attorneys at Carabin & Shaw’s Del Rio branch take care of you. We have lawyers with over 20 years of experience with this type of accident litigation. Insurance companies will try to settle with you for the minimum amount of compensation for your accident. Our skilled lawyers will work with your insurance company to help you receive the full compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Do not let you and your family suffer from the negligence of commercial truck drivers. Call Carabin and Shaw’s attorneys today for a free consultation day or night at 1.800.862.1260.