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Trucks are subject to maximum weight restrictions

The roads of Texas are constantly busy, as people rush about their daily business. Most drive with care and attention to those around them, but some are too careless, too distracted or simply in too much of a hurry. Unfortunately, the consequence of this is often a serious accident, causing severe injuries and even costing lives. Furthermore, the volume of trucks on the roads of Texas means that these large vehicles are also often involved in such collisions.

Any accident is a serious matter but certain factors can increase the risk and potential damage caused during these events. One such factor is the load carried by a big-rig. Sometimes this can contain hazardous materials such as toxic or corrosive chemicals. At other times the loads may simply be very heavy and capable of crushing anything that gets in its way.

If a truck's load becomes dislodged, this can cause extensive damage. However, in general the load should be carefully secured to prevent this from happening. If it has not been, whoever was responsible for securing it could be liable in the event of a crash. As this article on truck accidents explains, these vehicles are also subject to maximum weight restrictions which vary depending on the truck's size.

If the load is in excess of the limit, this can be extremely dangerous as it can affect the handling of the truck and how it responds in the event of a sudden stop or turn. It could even cause the truck to roll.

If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, or as a truck driver, you may benefit from the support of an attorney. He or she can help you collect the details of the incident and may be able to assist you if you decide to claim compensation for your injuries.

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