Corpus Christi Improper Packing or Overloading Truck Accident Attorneys
Millions of large trucks transport consumer goods and various cargo every day on our roadways. Given this common practice, people rarely expect accidents to be caused by the improper packing or overloading of a truck. However, these types of accidents are more common than most people think, and the injuries involved can be severe.
An innocent trip down the highway can change in an instant if a trucker forgot to latch the back of his trailer, or if a trucking company overloaded a trailer with too much cargo. If you or a loved one was injured because a truck was improperly loaded or packed, please call the skilled truck accident attorneys of Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys today at (361) 888-8808, and we will work long and hard to get you the compensation you deserve. It doesn’t matter if it is the trucker, the trucking company, the company receiving or shipping the goods, or a combination of any of these parties who is liable, the Corpus Christi improper packing or overloading truck accident lawyers at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys will make sure that you get compensation from all responsible parties.
Why You Need an Attorney
Truck accident lawsuits that involve the improper overloading or packing of the truck’s trailer inevitably require dealing with a large trucking company and its insurance company. These large companies have world-renowned defense attorneys on their side. These attorneys will try to pressure you into an early and unfair settlement. They only care about their company’s own financial gain. They do not care about you or your recovery.
Furthermore, improper packing truck accident cases involve a careful examination of how and when the truck was packed. This investigation simply cannot be conducted by the individual accident victim. You need an attorney on your side that will even the scales against the attorneys employed by the big trucking companies. You also need an attorney that knows how to conduct a proper investigation in an overloading truck accident case.
Why You Should Choose Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys
Our attorneys have been dealing with the large trucking companies and their insurance companies for years. We are not intimidated by the defense attorneys on the other side. We match their skill with even more skill and experience in order to achieve the best results for our accident clients.
Our experience in this area is simply unmatched. Please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys at (361) 888-8808 today so we can get you the compensation you deserve to help you get your life back on track.
Dangers of Improper Packing or Overloading a Truck
A tractor-trailer can be improper packed or loaded in a wide variety of ways. Unfortunately, because these trucks and the cargo they carry are so heavy, an accident caused by improper loading can be catastrophic to everyone on the roadway. Innocent drivers are helpless if a trailer loses cargo or tips over as a result of being improperly packed. At Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, we have seen the following types of improper packing or overloading of a truck lead to tractor-trailer accidents:
- Overloading causing mechanical failure: Laws restrict the amount of weight a truck may transport at any given time. Unfortunately, sometimes truckers and the trucking company will intentionally or negligently violate these laws. If a truck is loaded beyond its maximum capacity, mechanical failure can result. Often, an overloaded truck may experience a sudden tire blowout. With a popped tire, a tractor-trailer can lose total control. It may veer into oncoming traffic. Sometimes, tire blowouts can be so severe that they flip a truck on its side, making the other vehicles on the highway vulnerable to a sliding trailer.
- Weight displacement of the cargo: Truckers and their trucking companies will sometimes pack the appropriate amount of weight into the trailer, but they will pack the cargo itself improperly, causing large weight differences between the front and back of the trailer. When this occurs, and if a tractor-trailer approaches a turn, the weight on either the front or back of the trailer may not move smoothly with the turn. This can cause the trailer portion of the truck to skid or even detach entirely. This often means that a massive piece of metal is left skidding down the highway at innocent drivers.
- Injuries caused by the cargo itself: A trucker or his trucking company may forget to latch the back of the trailer itself. Alternatively, if a truck’s cargo is not covered by an overhead trailer, but rather it is strapped to a base flatbed trailer, this cargo may be improperly fastened. If this has happened to you, any sudden traffic maneuver by the truck driver can cause an unexpected release of the cargo. Not only does this pose a threat to the drivers behind the tractor-trailer, but with the immediate loss of a large amount of weight, the tractor-trailer may also lose control.
Improperly packing or overloading a truck is a serious issue that can have many different consequences. We expect to travel the roadways with trucks that have been properly packed and prepared for travel. The parties responsible for packing the truck, including the trucker and the trucking company, should be held responsible for any injuries caused by the improper packing. If you or a loved one was injured because a tractor-trailer was improperly packed or overloaded, please call the attorneys of Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys today at (361) 888-8808, and we will get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.
All truck accidents are devastating. Accidents caused by improper packing or overloading of a truck can be especially troubling because they are so sudden and unexpected to the unfortunate victims involved. However, the unexpected nature of these accidents does not mean that the trucker and their company are not responsible for your injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured because a truck was improperly loaded, please call the Corpus Christi improper packing or overloading of truck attorneys of Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys at (361) 888-8808. We will use our knowledge, skill, and experience from years of representing injured victims to get you the compensation you need for your injuries. We will fight for your rights and make sure that you get the best possible outcome.