Improper Cargo Weight Distribution
Large trucks have a high center of gravity, which can make them difficult to control. Improper cargo weight distribution can make a truck even more difficult to control.
The Houston truck accident lawyers at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping people after motor vehicle collisions. Our lawyers have over four decades of combined experience handling accident claims. Additionally, Attorney Brian White is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
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How Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After a Truck Accident Involving Improper Cargo Weight Distribution
Since opening the law firm, our legal team has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Attorney Brian White is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Truck accidents caused by improper cargo weight distribution can be challenging to prove. However, our years of experience have given us extensive knowledge and resources to pursue these types of personal injury cases. Our legal team will pursue all sources of income for your claim.
When you hire the award-winning team at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers will:
- Investigate the truck accident to determine the factors that contributed to the crash
- Identify the parties who are responsible for the truck accident
- File insurance claims and handle all matters related to insurance settlements
- Gather documentation and evidence of damages to determine how much your case is worth
- Work with accident reconstructionists, engineers, trucking experts, and other expert witnesses as needed
- File a personal injury lawsuit and pursue the claim in court, if necessary
You could be entitled to substantial compensation after a truck crash in Houston, Texas. Call our law office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Houston truck accident attorneys.
What Dangers Are Caused By Improper Cargo Weight Distribution?
When cargo is improperly loaded, it can cause several problems. The cargo can shift, causing the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle. Improper cargo weight distribution could reduce the truck’s stopping distance, making rear-end collisions more likely.
Another problem is rollover accidents. When the cargo’s weight is not distributed correctly, the truck has a higher risk of a rollover accident. High winds can increase the risk.
Cargo spills, tire blowouts, and jackknife accidents are also dangers associated with improper cargo weight distribution. Too much weight on specific areas of the truck can increase the risk of tire blowouts. Cargo distribution can also contribute to a higher risk of a jackknife accident and cargo breaking loose and falling off the truck.
Proving Negligence for a Houston Truck Accident Involving Improper Cargo Weight Distribution
Improperly loading a truck could result in a trucking negligence claim. Negligence is failing to use reasonable care or meet a standard of care. Therefore, if the trucking company, shipper, loader, truck driver, or other parties do not take precautions to ensure that cargo is loaded correctly, they could be liable if the truck crashes.
Proving negligence requires you to have evidence proving:
- A party owed you a duty of care
- That party breached the duty of care
- The breach of duty caused the accident
- You incurred damages because of the accident
More than one party could share liability for damages. Our lawyers will carefully analyze the evidence to identify all parties responsible for the unevenly loaded cargo. We’ll pursue claims against each party to improve your chance of receiving full compensation for all damages.
What Damages Can I Receive After a Houston Truck Accident Caused By Improper Cargo Weight Distribution?
The damages you receive depend on the facts of your case. You can demand reimbursement for your economic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Personal care
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages
- Household assistance
- Physical therapy
- Diminished earning capacity
You can also seek compensation for non-economic damages for your pain and suffering. Those damages include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical pain
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Impairments and disabilities
A few personal injury claims qualify for punitive damages. Our Houston truck accident lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if punitive damages are justified. If so, we’ll pursue punitive damages to increase the compensation you could receive for your claim.
What Is the Deadline for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Texas?
A Texas truck accident lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident date. However, there could be exceptions to the statute of limitations that change the deadline. Seeking legal advice as soon as possible after the crash can help protect your right to pursue a legal claim in court.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Houston Truck Accident Lawyers After a Collision Caused By Improper Cargo Weight Distribution
At Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers, your best interest is the top priority. We’ll handle all matters for your claim from start to finish. Call now for a free case evaluation with an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.
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