Semi trucks carrying loads heavier than allowed or cargo that is improperly loaded can cause fatal accidents. Truck drivers are responsible for their cargo to make sure it is loaded properly and that it isn't too heavy for regulations. The inspection of the cargo must be done on the pre-trip inspection and recorded in the driver's log.
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Truck drivers are required to have a working knowledge of the cargo they are carrying. They must know how to load the cargo properly in order to avoid dangerous shifting that can throw off the weight of the truck. The driver is required to make sure the load is secure except when the cargo has been sealed and the driver has been instructed not to touch the load. Your Texas semitruck accident lawyer will be aware of the laws regulating trucking companies and can confirm whether the trucking company and its driver acted negligently.
Trucks that are overloaded pose a hazard to other drivers on the road. The excess weight can cause the truck to go faster on downgrades and make it harder to stop. The extra stress on the brakes can cause them to fail resulting in a dangerous risk to the truck driver as well as other vehicles on the road. Trucking accidents are often a cause for litigation. If you or a loved one has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you should seek the help of a Texas semitruck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will be aware of the unique legal issues surrounding semitruck accidents and will make sure the trucking company is held responsible for any negligent behavior proven.