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Improper Cargo Weight Distribution

Improper Cargo Weight Distribution

Truck drivers, trucking companies, loaders, and shippers can be liable for truck accidents caused by improper cargo weight distribution in Houston, TX. The result of these incidents is often devastating and catastrophic injuries for innocent victims.

Our Houston truck accident lawyers at Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers have an undefeated record in the cases we’ve handled. This winning record benefits our clients because it aids our lawyers in negotiating maximum compensation. We have a consistent history of record-breaking financial recoveries, including Texas’s largest truck accident settlement. 

Because we prepare every case for trial, we’ll be ready to litigate in court if the at-fault party refuses to negotiate a fair settlement. Schedule a free consultation to learn more by calling 1-888-603-3636 or clicking here.

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How Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You After a Truck Accident Caused By Improper Weight Distribution

You are more than a case to our legal team. We’re passionate about advocating for injured victims and their families in Houston, Texas. We will provide compassionate support and sound legal advice during every aspect of your truck accident case.

How Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You After a Truck Accident Caused By Improper Weight Distribution

When you hire Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers, you can expect us to:

  • Thoroughly investigate the truck crash 
  • Help you access the best medical providers and doctors
  • Explain how Texas personal injury laws impact your case
  • Analyze your damages to calculate how much your truck accident case is worth
  • Handle all matters regarding insurance claims and personal injury cases
  • Aggressively negotiate fair settlements
  • File a lawsuit and fiercely argue your case to a jury
  • Assist with financial planning once your case is resolved

Our Houston personal injury lawyers have received the highest awards and recognition from prestigious legal organizations. Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers is in the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers and Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. We have top ratings with Super Lawyers and The National Law Journal.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation with an award-winning Houston truck accident attorney.

How Does Improper Cargo Weight Distribution Cause Truck Accidents in Houston, TX?

Weight limits, including maximum weight limits per truck axle, are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Large trucks have a high center of gravity, and studies have shown that the weight of the vehicle increases the risk of certain types of crashes.

When the weight distribution of a trailer is uneven, it can make the truck more difficult to control. Improper cargo weight distribution contributes to the cause of jackknife and rollover accidents. It also increases the risk of tire blowout accidents. Additionally, improper weight distribution can result in cargo falling from the truck and causing an accident.

Improper cargo weight distribution could constitute negligence in a personal injury case if it contributed to the cause of a truck accident. Our legal team will work with experts to reconstruct the accident and analyze every detail of the crash. We’ll gather evidence proving that the truck driver, loader, trucking company, shipper, and other parties were negligent in loading the truck unevenly.

Common Injuries Caused by Trucks With Improper Cargo Weight Distribution

Commercial truck accidents can cause life-altering injuries and conditions. 

Common injuries victims may sustain when a truck has an uneven weight distribution include:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Fractured, crushed, and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Severe burns

Sadly, many truck accident victims sustain permanent impairments. At Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers, we understand the devastation caused by truck accident injuries. We’ll fight to obtain the compensation you need as you deal with a life-altering injury.

What Compensation Can You Receive After a Truck Accident in Texas?

Truck accidents frequently cause significant pain and suffering. Victims also incur substantial financial losses. 

Texas tort laws provide compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Property damage
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • In-home nursing and/or personal care
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and disabilities

How much you receive in a truck accident case depends on the circumstances and factors involved. Our Houston legal team will thoroughly document your damages to ensure we include all amounts in settlement demands and lawsuits.

Steps to Take After a Houston Truck Accident

Knowing what to do after an 18-wheeler accident is essential for your legal rights. Always report the crash and seek immediate medical treatment for injuries. If possible, take photographs and videos of the accident scene.

You are not obligated to speak with an insurance adjuster, provide a recorded statement, or sign anything the insurer gives you. It is crucial that you allow an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer to negotiate with the insurance company.

Insurance adjusters are highly trained professionals who understand how to elicit statements and information that could hurt your case. Allowing our attorneys to handle the insurance company prevents these types of mistakes.

Call 1-888-603-3636 or Contact Us Online to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Undefeated Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Our Houston truck accident attorneys are undefeated at trial. We have won billions for our clients. Our attorneys won a record-setting $4.8 million verdict against R&L Carriers, the #1 largest verdict in the company’s history. Call 1-888-603-3636 to schedule a free case review, or contact us online.