A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help Determine Liability in Your Case
Weight limits exist for tractor-trailer trucks, 18-wheelers and delivery trucks. When trucking companies ignore such regulations and overload trucks, they put everyone at risk. Overloaded trucks tip over more easily. Overloaded trucks are also more likely to roll over due to the extra weight placed on them. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry, governs weight and load restrictions for all commercial vehicles. A trucking company that allows an overloaded vehicle on the highway clearly is negligent for any resulting accident.
We are well versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR and often cite them while representing clients in truck accident cases.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by an overloaded truck in Texas, contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Connect with a no-nonsense, hard-working Houston truck accident lawyer who gets the job done right. Gathering evidence to support allegations about overloaded truck accidents can be extremely difficult. That's why it's critical you have the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood in your corner, fighting for your rights. We are well versed in FMCSA rules and regulations. Additionally, attorney Gene S. Hagood is on the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), which is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Click on attorney Hagood's profile in APITLA for more information.
Many overloaded truck accident cases are hard to pursue because many truck companies are reluctant to admit they overloaded the 18-wheeler. Truck companies might even go so far as to enter false information in official company records to make it look like the truck's contents did not exceed the maximum weight limit.
A Texas truck accident lawyer can work with you. Results count
The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood knows how to investigate such complicated cases. With our firm on your side, you get an experienced attorney who knows how to dig through evidence and uncover the truth. That's why the firm has a strong track record for figuring out the causes of truck accidents. That's why people with serious truck accident injuries in Texas trust the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood to get them the compensation they rightfully deserve to cover the true cost of their truck accident.
Truck companies and insurance companies always have several lawyers looking out for their best interests. And they have one goal – to make sure you get paid as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side, fighting for your rights. One who knows how to build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously.
Hold negligent people responsible for their actions. Contact the Houston-area law firm of the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Call (800) 632-9404 today. We're on your side and know how to get clients the compensation they rightfully deserve. We serve personal injury victims throughout Houston, Galveston and the entire state of Texas.