Trucks are dangerous enough when drivers are in control. When the factors of weight and speed cause a driver to lose control of his or her 18 wheeler, the consequences can be deadly. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that truck companies and drivers who do not adhere to the industry standards of safety should be held accountable. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a truck accident involving an overloaded or speeding truck, our Beaumont personal injury attorneys want to help you find justice.
Your case deserves competent and efficient legal representation that is dedicated to your needs. At our firm, this is exactly what you will receive. We have the credentials and experience that you need to feel confident that your case is in expert hands. Our primary attorney, Clint Brasher, is board certified in personal injury trial law and has been named to the list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Under his leadership, our team of legal professionals knows what it takes to win and is committed to the success of all our clients.
The trucking industry is highly regulated by both state and federal guidelines. The government recognizes the risks that trucks have on the safety of our highways, and has implemented strict rules for their operation, loading, and driving. The weight and speed of a truck directly affect the force with which it might impact a car upon collision. The greater the force, the higher the risk of serious injuries and fatalities. Thus, it is crucial that truck companies adhere to these regulations to mitigate the severity of potential accidents.
Regulations for weight limits include:
- Single Axle – 20,000 pounds
- Tandem (Two) Axle – 34,000 pounds
- Triple (Three) Axle – 42, 000 pounds
- Quad (Four) Axle – 50,000 pounds
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that no company schedule required deliveries within time frames that would oblige drivers to operate trucks at high speeds. A truck driver must comply with listed speed limits at all times. High speeds can inhibit a driver’s ability to brake quickly and completely, especially when overloaded, which can lead to runaway trucks and serious accidents. Any combination of excessive weight and speed can have severe consequences, and you do not deserve to be financially burdened by them.
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping you take legal action against a negligent truck company or driver. If you were injured or lost your loved one due to an accident with an overweight or speeding truck, we want to help you seek the compensation you need. Our team will work with experts and reconstructionists to recreate the events that led to your accident and determine fault. If a driver or truck company was found to be in violation of state or federal laws, you have the right to pursue litigation.
If a truck company failed to adhere to federal regulations for the truck’s weight and speed, they should be held accountable for any accidents caused by their negligence. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our Beaumont injury lawyers want to help you seek the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. We have the expertise that you need to ensure that you don’t have to suffer any more damages than you already have.
Our firm is dedicated to your success, so we only work on contingency fees. This means that you won’t pay us a dime unless we recover for you. Thus, you can be sure that our attorneys will work diligently and effectively to fight for maximum compensation on your case. Additionally, we offer free case evaluations, so you can take the first step toward recovery at no cost.
Call us today to learn what Brasher Law Firm, PLLC can do for you!