Truck Accidents: Unsecured Loads
Unsecured loads on commercial trucks pose a threat to other drivers on the road and often result in deadly consequences. When a commercial truck is carrying an unsecured load, then the truck has a higher chance of causing an accident. An accident can happen when an unsecured load flies out the back of the trailer doors and strikes other vehicles, causing chaos on the highway and serious accidents that frequently lead to severe and fatal injuries. Unsecured loads can also fall off the flatbed trailer, or shift to the point where the truck rolls over. All commercial trucks must obey federal laws and regulations regarding the weight restrictions of a truck’s load and these loads should be properly secured to the truck. Victims of truck accidents often suffer from severe and life changing injuries, and many times, these accidents are fatal. If your spouse or family member was fatally injured in an auto accident as a direct result of a truck’s unsecured load, you may be entitled to monetary compensation in a wrongful death claim.
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Unsecured load accidents often occur as a result of one or more of the following reasons:
It is vital that all commercial trucks have balanced loads so that the weight distribution is fair and the loads do not shift too much. Additionally, it is important that any items in the bed of a truck are properly covered so that they do not fall out and land on the highway.
When a truck’s unsecured load causes an accident, the liability can fall on the trucking company, the driver, the manufacturer of the truck doors, the manufacturer of the security ties or whoever loaded the truck. In certain situations, liability may fall on more than one party. Our lawyers can help determine who was at fault in your specific claim and will work aggressively to obtain the monetary compensation you deserve for your medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Were you or a loved one injured from an unsecured load on a truck? Our personal injury lawyers can help! Contact our truck accident attorneys today.