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Do You Still Have a Defense Case If Your Truck Was Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Before an Accident?

by | Feb 17, 2024 | Truck Accident Defense

Understanding the nuances of liability in overloaded truck cases is crucial for any business operating in the transportation sector. Accidents involving commercial trucks can have serious repercussions for the drivers and victims involved and the companies operating these vehicles. In situations where the truck is found to be overloaded, a common assumption is that the trucking company is immediately at fault. However, various factors can influence the outcome of such cases, making it essential for businesses to have a comprehensive defense strategy.

If your business is facing liability issues surrounding an overloaded truck, the attorneys at Fahl & Donaldson are here to provide the comprehensive legal support your company deserves. We have a proven track record of successfully defending our client’s interests and achieving favorable outcomes for their cases. We understand how high the stakes are in these cases and will fight tooth and nail to protect your business’s financial future.

Liability in Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Truck Accident Cases

When a loading issue causes a truck accident, many individuals assume the trucking company is the only possible liable party. However, this is not necessarily the case. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to identify all potential liable parties, including the following:

  • Truck drivers: If the truck driver was trained to identify if their loads comply with regulations or willfully intended to cause harm, they may be solely responsible for the accident and any resulting injuries.
  • Truck manufacturers: Sometimes, a malfunctioning part may be to blame for an improperly secured load. If a defect was the cause of the accident, the truck manufacturer may be held liable instead of the trucking company. 
  • Loading companies: Many trucking companies partner with contractors responsible for loading and unloading trucks correctly. If an employee of the loading company overloaded the truck, your company may not be liable for damages. 

Our attorneys will investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident as well as who may be at fault. We will then build a strong claim supported by evidence to aggressively defend your business. 

How a Seasoned Truck Accident Defense Attorney Can Help You

At Fahl & Donaldson, we understand how much your company means to you and are proud to offer top-notch legal support, regardless of your legal challenges. A few of the many ways our attorneys can help defend your company’s interests include the following:

  • Conducting a meticulous investigation into your accident
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Crafting a robust, personalized defense strategy
  • Guiding you through Texas’ complex legal process
  • Aggressively defending your rights before and during trial
  • Working to avoid costly litigation
  • Answering your legal questions and keeping you up to date on the status of your case

Our attorneys tailor our approach to every case to provide you with the unparalleled legal support you deserve.

Contact a First-Class Truck Accident Defense Attorney At Fahl & Donaldson

At Fahl & Donaldson, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional legal representation backed by a deep understanding of your business’s specific challenges after a truck accident. Our team is dedicated to developing defense strategies that are not only individualized to your unique situation but also executed with the highest level of professionalism and efficiency. We navigate Texas’ complex legal system on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way. 

To learn more about how we can defend your company’s future, schedule a free consultation by calling (346) 241-7355 or completing our contact form.