Uvalde Overloaded Truck Accidents
Road and highway accidents caused by overweight or overloaded commercial trucks may seem like an uncommon predicament. You may seldom share the road with commercial vehicles in the first place, and may wonder how any of those scarce incidents could ever result in a collision. The unfortunate truth is that careless, hasty, or otherwise negligent travel preparation by Uvalde truckers or trucking companies may result in an unmanageably heavy truckload that could pose a dangerous threat for surrounding traffic, especially at maximum highway speeds. If you or someone you care about has fallen victim to the dangers of an overloaded truck in and around Uvalde, there is a Carabin & Shaw Uvalde truck accident attorney ready to take on your case.
Another unforeseen complication with overloaded trucks in Uvalde is an increased risk of accident as a result of unnecessary vehicular wear and tear. If a truck is overloaded, the truck’s increased center of gravity severely increases chances of the entire commercial truck body rolling over. The duplicity between negligence and danger of accident must not be overlooked. Beyond this, the risk of equipment and mechanical failure elevates with an overpacked commercial truck. Many aspects of the truck’s functionality require certain maintenance and routine check-ups in order to ensure everything is working properly.
Due to the fact that weight regulation may seem to be a trivial aspect of an 18-wheeler’s safety qualifications, it is an often overlooked yet life-saving practice. Other factors that influence the ever increasing chances of Uvalde overloaded truck accidents brought on by overloaded commercial vehicles at any given time may include:
- Corporate negligence
- Negligence in load distribution
- Shifting cargo
- Careless and hasty hiring processes
- Inclement weather
- Wide turns
- Construction and road hazards
When a smaller vehicle is involved in a collision with a commercial truck that has been loaded beyond its safe capacity, the danger has a far greater chance of extending to surrounding motorists. The most obvious potential danger in an overloaded truck accident is risk of physical harm and injury, which necessitates the services of an attorney. The physical traumas most commonly sustained in commercial trucking accidents and Uvalde overloaded truck accidents include:
- Loss of limb
- Head/neck trauma
- Spinal fracture
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
- Loss of motor function
- Sometimes, even loss of life
Despite these types of bodily wounds, there are many forms of damage and loss associated with these types of road casualties, many of which carry permanent, lingering, and life-altering consequences. Not all of them are easily detectable, and most of them do not lend themselves to swift or effortless diagnosis. Some unanticipated repercussions and costs of injuries and loss suffered in collisions related to commercial trucking accidents can include, but are not limited to:
- Mental anguish
- Psychological counseling
- Hospital bills
- Job loss
- Loss of wages
- Insurance bills
- Funeral costs
The Uvalde lawyers at Carabin & Shaw have more than 25 years of experience handling thousands of personal injury cases. Our team of lawyers has dealt with countless cases and claims related to inattentive driving, careless vehicular operation, and other types of accidents of which negligence was the cause. Our team of attorneys has tackled a wide array of claims regarding accidents involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, commercial trucks, and other large vehicles that can potentially devastate nearby drivers and pedestrians if the truck’s load is too heavy and causes the truck to tip over or careen into traffic.
Because of our knowledge and years of experience, our attorneys are best equipped to take on any and all Uvalde overloaded truck accidents. Contact our lawyers toll-free, day or night, at 800-862-1260 with all of your questions.
In the event of a Uvalde truck accident, Carabin & Shaw’s team of legal professionals in Uvalde will always be here for you. Call us today for a complimentary initial consultation, obligation free and duty free, at 800-862-1260. You’ll be glad you did.